On This Day, May 26

The first copies of the classic vampire novel Dracula, by Irish writer Bram Stoker, appear in London bookshops on May 26, 1897. Written in the form of diaries and journals of its main characters, Dracula is the story of a vampire who makes his way from Transylvania–a region of Eastern Europe now in Romania–to Yorkshire, […]

On This Day, April 20

On April, 20, 1841, Edgar Allen Poe published what is considered to be the the first detective story when his “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, first appears in Graham’s Lady’s and Gentleman’s Magazine.  The story describes the extraordinary “analytical power” used by Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin to solve a series of murders in Paris. […]