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The Champdoce Mystery - Emile Gaboriau

The Champdoce Mystery

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Published: 29th August 2003
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Emile Gaboriau (1833-1873) is an important figure in the history of detective fiction. A French journalist and novelist, he created the "roman policier" with a series of books involving private detective Monsieur Lecoq, who works logically. Lecoq was based on a real-life thief turned policeman named Francois Vidocq (1775-1857), whose memoirs mixed fiction and fact. Gaboriau's huge following was eclipsed by Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. Interestingly, Holmes may have been at least partly based on another of Gaboriau's characters, consulting detective Father Tabaret, whose methods Monsieur Lecoq adopts in the first Lecoq book.

ISBN: 9781592242955
ISBN-10: 1592242952
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 29th August 2003
Publisher: Wildside Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5