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Emile Gaboriau (Saujon 1832 Paris 1873) fut hussard en Afrique, chef d'ecurie et s'engagea dans la cavalerie avant de s installer a Paris. Il y devient le secretaire de Paul Feval qui lui fait decouvrir le journalisme. Il publie son premier roman, "L Affaire Lerouge", en 1866. Le succes est tel qu il est engage comme feuilletoniste au "Petit Journal". Emile Gaboriau est considere comme le pere du roman policier francais.Emile Gaboriau (Saujon 1832 Paris 1873) fut hussard en Afrique, chef d'ecurie et s'engagea dans la cavalerie avant de s installer a Paris. Il y devient le secretaire de Paul Feval qui lui fait decouvrir le journalisme. Il publie son premier roman, "L Affaire Lerouge", en 1866. Le succes est tel qu il est engage comme feuilletoniste au "Petit Journal". Emile Gaboriau est considere comme le pere du roman policier francais.Emile Gaboriau (Saujon 1832 Paris 1873) fut hussard en Afrique, chef d'ecurie et s'engagea dans la cavalerie avant de s installer a Paris. Il y devient le secretaire de Paul Feval qui lui fait decouvrir le journalisme. Il publie son premier roman, "L Affaire Lerouge", en 1866. Le succes est tel qu il est engage comme feuilletoniste au "Petit Journal". Emile Gaboriau est considere comme le pere du roman policier francais.Emile Gaboriau (Saujon 1832 Paris 1873) fut hussard en Afrique, chef d'ecurie et s'engagea dans la cavalerie avant de s installer a Paris. Il y devient le secretaire de Paul Feval qui lui fait decouvrir le journalisme. Il publie son premier roman, "L Affaire Lerouge", en 1866. Le succes est tel qu il est engage comme feuilletoniste au "Petit Journal". Emile Gaboriau est considere comme le pere du roman policier francais. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Tutis Digital Publishing Pvt. Ltd. (September 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8132042751
  • ISBN-13: 978-8132042754
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,021,534 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Michael J. Silvers on September 23, 2012
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I believe this is one of the earliest of this writer's books as it introduces the detective Monsieur Lecoq. I actually like the way the character goes about solving the crime even though he seems to be a step behind the villain throughout the book, But, it was enjoyable to read all the twists and turns in the story. Personally, I was not quite satisfied with the end of the book as it left you wanting more. I assume for the writer that is likely a good thing. However, as a reader I like to have the story wrapped in a nice little bow at the end of the book. I would recommend you read this book and then proceed to some of the other stories with Lecoq such as Monsieur Lecoq.
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By reader on November 12, 2012
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Positives:
- characters well built;
- interesting plot, deriving from the particulars of the characters;
- adequately depicting the social environment.

Not so positive:
- most of the plot unfolds through a diary, not through the detective's skills and efforts;
- in this book Lecog seems rather a secondary character, a spectator at times, only to "prove himself" in the end.
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gift for my son he will enjoy this very much I am sure that having this available for purchase at amazon is why i purchased this thank you
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