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Monsieur Lecoq By Émile Gaboriau
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Émile Gaboriau (November 9, 1832 – September 28, 1873) was a French writer, novelist, journalist, and a pioneer of detective fiction. His first detective novel, Monsieur Lecoq 1869,... More > which featured an amateur detective and a young police officer (Monsieur Lecoq), was a success and the Lecoq was the hero in Gaboriau’s 3 later detective novels. The character of Lecoq was based on a real-life thief turned police officer, Eugène François Vidocq (1775–1857), whose own memoirs, Les Vrais Mémoires de Vidocq, mixed fiction and fact. It may also have been influenced by the villainous Monsieur Lecoq, one of the main protagonists of Féval's Les Habits Noirs book series. Gaboriau was a pioneer and a great success in his time until Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes which diverted global attention from his Monsieur Lecoq. The story was produced on the stage in 1872. A long series of novels dealing with the annals of the police court followed, and proved very popular. Gaboriau died in Paris of pulmonary apoplexy.< Less
Monsieur Lecoq By Émile Gaboriau
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Émile Gaboriau (November 9, 1832 – September 28, 1873) was a French writer, novelist, journalist, and a pioneer of detective fiction. His first detective novel, Monsieur Lecoq 1869,... More > which featured an amateur detective and a young police officer (Monsieur Lecoq), was a success and the Lecoq was the hero in Gaboriau’s 3 later detective novels. The character of Lecoq was based on a real-life thief turned police officer, Eugène François Vidocq (1775–1857), whose own memoirs, Les Vrais Mémoires de Vidocq, mixed fiction and fact. It may also have been influenced by the villainous Monsieur Lecoq, one of the main protagonists of Féval's Les Habits Noirs book series. Gaboriau was a pioneer and a great success in his time until Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes which diverted global attention from his Monsieur Lecoq. The story was produced on the stage in 1872. A long series of novels dealing with the annals of the police court followed, and proved very popular. Gaboriau died in Paris of pulmonary apoplexy.< Less
Monsieur Lecoq By Émile Gaboriau
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Gaboriau was the first French novelist to write detective novels. His character Monsieur Lecoq, private detective, first appeared in the novel, The Widow Lerouge. The novel begins: On February 20,... More > 18-, a Sunday that chanced to be Shrove Sunday, about eleven o'clock in the evening, a party of agents of the safety-service left the police-station at the old Barriere d'Italie. The mission of this party was to explore that vast precinct which extends from the road to Fontainebleau to the Seine, and from the outer boulevards to the fortifications. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.< Less
Monsieur Lecoq By Emile Gaboriau
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Ce roman policier, historique et d'amour, mené de main de maître, en passionnera plus d'un : Vers onze heures du soir, le dimanche gras de 18.., non loin de l'ancienne barrière... More > d'Italie, des cris effroyables, lancés de la Poivrière, parviennent à la ronde d'agents du service de la sûreté menée par l'inspecteur Gévrol. Ces hommes accourent. Un triple meurtre vient d'être commis. L'assassin est pris sur le fait.< Less
Monsieur Lecoq: Two Illustrated Volumes By Émile Gaboriau
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Monsieur Lecoq is a novel by the nineteenth-century French detective fiction writer Émile Gaboriau, whom André Gide referred to as “the father of all current detective... More > fiction.”. The novel depicts the first case of Monsieur Lecoq, an energetic young policeman who appears in other novels by Gaboriau. Policemen on patrol in a dangerous area of Paris hear a cry coming from the Poivrière bar and go to investigate. There is evidence of a struggle. Two dead men are lying next to the fireplace, another is lying in the middle of the room. A wounded man, who is certainly the murderer, stands in a doorway. Gévrol, the inspector, tells him to give himself up, and he protests his innocence, claiming self-defence. He tries to escape, and when he is caught he cries, “Lost…It is the Prussians who are coming.” The third man, who is wounded, blames Jean Lacheneur for leading him to this place, and vows revenge. He dies shortly afterwards.< Less
Emile Gaboriau Series: Monsieur Lecoq By Emile Gaboriau
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Policemen on patrol in a dangerous area of Paris hear a cry coming from the Poivrière bar and go to investigate. There is evidence of a struggle. Two dead men are lying next to the fireplace,... More > another is lying in the middle of the room. A wounded man, who is certainly the murderer, stands in a doorway. Gévrol, the inspector, tells him to give himself up, and he protests his innocence, claiming self-defence. He tries to escape, and when he is caught he cries, “Lost…It is the Prussians who are coming.” The third man, who is wounded, blames Jean Lacheneur for leading him to this place, and vows revenge. He dies shortly afterwards. Gévrol, judging from the man’s attire, concludes that he was a soldier, and the name and number of his regiment are written on the buttons of his great coat. His young colleague, Monsieur Lecoq, remarks that the man cannot be a soldier because his hair is too long. Gévrol disagrees.< Less
Bernie de Jard By Jean Claude Lecoq
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Ce livre raconte l'histoire d'une oie sauvage, une bernache venue passer ses vacances d'hiver sur les plages de Jard sur Mer en Vendée.
La vieillesse de M. LECOQ Première partie Lecoq se dérobe By Fortuné du BOISGOBEY
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Fortuné Hippolyte Auguste Abraham-Dubois, né le 11 septembre 1821 à Granville et décédé le 26 février 1891 à Paris, fut un feuilletoniste,... More > auteur de romans policiers et historiques, connu sous le nom de plume de « Fortuné du Boisgobey ». Dans la Vieillesse de M. Lecoq, Fortuné du Boisgobey redonne vie au célèbre policier créé par Emile Gaboriau. M. Lecoq s’est retiré des affaires, il n’exerce plus, cette fois, que pour amour de l’art. Il a « sa pelote », comme il dit lui-même, et il doit laisser ignorer sa fonction à Louis Lecoq de Gentilly, son fils, en train d’épouser une riche héritière. Mais, un soir d’hiver, par la neige et le verglas, dans la rue de l’Arbalète, une jeune Anglaise et un négociant, répondant au nom peu justifié de Lheureux, sont assassinés.< Less
La vieillesse de M. LECOQ Seconde partie M. Lecoq agit By Fortuné du BOISGOBEY
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Fortuné Hippolyte Auguste Abraham-Dubois, né le 11 septembre 1821 à Granville et décédé le 26 février 1891 à Paris, fut un feuilletoniste,... More > auteur de romans policiers et historiques, connu sous le nom de plume de « Fortuné du Boisgobey ». Louis Lecoq de Gentilly, fils de M. Lecoq, est accusé d’un double meurtre. On le croit coupable, et, fatalité ! toutes les circonstances se réunissent contre lui. Il est arrêté, jugé, condamné à mort. Mais Lecoq a juré de sauver son fils, il a étudié le dossier et il est convaincu de l’innocence de Louis. Le vieux renard se met à l’œuvre et s’y prend si habilement qu’il découvre, en effet, le véritable assassin. Mais il doit démasquer celui-ci et recueillir des preuves afin d’innocenter son fils. Le fidèle Piédouche va l’accompagner dans cette difficile épreuve et ensemble ils vont combattre l’assassin qui ne recule ni devant le meurtre, ni devant la calomnie et la délation.< Less
Monsieur Lecoq -- Volume2 L'honneur du nom By Emile Gaboriau
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