Detective stories in Victorian Literature?

When did detective fiction emerge in victorian literature and who were the authors?Basically im writing an essay and i need to know about the genre of novels in victorian literature and when detective fiction started to get popular?Thanks!

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  1. vaporers says:

    The first detective story was The Murders in the Rue Morgue, by Poe. Wilkie Collins helped popularize detective fiction with novels such as The Moonstone. The most popular detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes, was created by Conan-Doyle in 1887.