"The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in 1841 and it is considered to be the first modern detective story. The amateur sleuth in this story is C. Auguste Dupin. Several detective stories have been modeled after "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and sleuth C. Auguste Dupin, including Sherlock Holmes. Dupin's characteristics that are often replicated are that he is brilliant, his friend narrates the story and the final reveal happens before the reader is presented with all of the evidence.
Newspaper reporter Jim Qwilleran recieves unexprected help from hi two Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum. The cats usually find the vtal clued that is needed to solve the mystery. Titles of the books in the series start with, The Cat Who...
Feline sleuth Joe Grey and his two partners-in-detection, Dulcie and Kit. The cats in this series are active sleuths and can communicate with select humans.
Mary Minor "Harry" Harristeen and her two sleuthing pets. Feline Mrs. Murphy and her dog, Tee Tucker. The series is known as the Mrs. Murphy series and is "coauthored" by Brown's own cat, Sneaky Pie Brown.
Reverend Francis Oughterard and his sarcastic cat, Maurice and loveable but dim witted dog Bouncer.
Dog Trainer and Dog's Life columnist Holly Winters finds herself solving animal related mysteries along with her two Alaskan malamute dogs.
Melanie Travis, a journalist, solves mysteries in the world of dog training and dog shows.
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