Just in case it wasn’t on your calendar, today marks Edgar Allan Poe‘s 200th birthday. Apart from being one of the creepiest authors of all time, he is also credited as the creator of the Detective-fiction genre.

If you haven’t actually read any Poe, be sure to head over to Project Gutenburg and download one or all of his works (for free). Amongst my personal favorites: Tell-Tale Heart, Pit and the Pendulum, and The Cask of Amontillado.

But don’t let me have the final word on the subject, what’s your favorite?