Of all of Poe's stories of ratiocination (or detective stories), " The Purloined Letter" is considered his finest. This is certainly partially because there are simply no gothic factors, such as the gruesome descriptions of dead systems, as there was in " The Murders in the Repent Morgue. " But essential, this is the account that employs most effectively the basic principle of ratiocination; this history brilliantly displays the concept of the intuitive intellect at work since it solves problems logically. Finally, more than with most of his stories, that one is told with maximum economy. " The Purloined Letter" emphasizes several equipment from " The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and adds several others. The story is broken into two parts. In the first part, Chriatian G ——, Prefect of Police in Paris, trips Dupin using a problem: A letter has become stolen and it is being used to blackmail the individual from whom it was taken. The robber is known (Minister D —— ) plus the method is regarded (substitution seen by the sufferer, who dared not protest). The problem is to retrieve the letter, since the writer plus the victim, and Minister Deb ——, have important posts in the authorities; the demands he is making have become dangerous politically. The Prefect has explored Minister Deb —— 's home extensively, even taking the furniture aside; he and his men have found nothing. Dupin's advice is that they thoroughly re-search the house. Monthly later, Monsieur G —— returns, having found nothing. This time, he says that he will probably pay forty five thousand dextre to anyone that can obtain the letter to get him. Dupin invites him to write the check; when ever this is done, Dupin hands the Prefect the page without any additional comment. The 2nd half of " The Purloined Letter" involves Dupin's justification, to his chronicler, showing how he acquired the letter. One of his basic assumptions is a great inversion of just one of the aphorisms that was introduced in " The Murders in the Rue Morgue"; the case is very difficult to solve because...