К истории одного куплетного мотива: «La bonne aventure, ô gué»
In the article short stories by M.N. Zagoskin, E.A. Baratynsky and M.N. Chulkov are considered as the "protomysteries" (Zagoskin's "White Ghost" and Baratynsky's "Ring") and as the "embryonic mystery" (Chulkov's "Bitter Lot"). The works by Zagoskin and Baratynsky are for the first time placed in the context of the detective fiction.