Poe, Hoboken, and the Body in the Hudson: New Jersey and the Birth of the Modern Mystery, Thursday,September 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Edgar Allan Poe, the father of the modern mystery, was inspired by the real-life murder of Mary Rogers, whose body was found floating in the Hudson near Hoboken.  He had recently published The Murders in the Rue Morgue, introducing his sleuth C. Auguste Dupin.  The tale of Mary Rogers provided much fodder for the tabloids of the day and her murderer was never identified.  But the case was ready made to become Poe’s The Mystery of Marie Roget.

Join New Jersey mystery writer and former college English professor, Peggy Ehrhart, to learn about this chapter in the history of New Jersey.  Peggy is the author of Sweet man is Gone: a Maxx Maxwell Mystery and Got No Friend Anyhow: A Maxx Maxwell Mystery

This program is free and open to the public.  Registration is requested.  Call (732) 356-0043 to sign up or click on http://www.libraryinsight.net/eventdetails.asp?jx=jbp&lmx=261038&v=3 to register online.