Edgar Allan Poe: Was Mary Rogers his Muse or his Murder Victim?
Edgar Allan Poe is considered a literary genius and one of the fathers of horror literature as well as the inventor of the detective story. Poe was gifted with an undoubtedly brilliant mind able to create elaborate plots. He showed the darkest and most intricate aspects of the human soul with which he was able to provoke feelings of fear, anguish and unease in the reader who had the pleasure of immersing themselves in his stories. But was it true he got a muse for one of his horror stories in a real murder case? And could it be that he was also the murderer?