AN EARLY ARAB MYSTERY
One of the Arabian Nights (ONE THOUSAND AND ONE
NIGHTS) stories told by Scheherazade to the King was called THE THREE APPLES.
This is probably one of the first detective stories ever written. A fisherman was out fishing on the Tigris river and found a locked chest. Unable to get it open without ruining it, he sold it to an important Caliph. When the Caliph opens the chest, he finds a body. It's a young woman who's been murdered. HE orders his vizier to find the murderer in three days or face death himself.
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