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Émile Gaboriau (1833–1873)

Forfatter af Sagen Lerouge. Mordet på Enken Lerouge

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(eng) Among English editions, "Monsieur Lecoq" can refer to either the translation of both volumes of that work, or to just the first part (the translation of "L'Enquête"). In the latter case, part two goes by "The Honor of the Name."

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Værker af Émile Gaboriau

Monsieur Lecoq (1868) 149 eksemplarer
File No. 113 (1867) 109 eksemplarer
The Mystery of Orcival (1866) 100 eksemplarer
Within an Inch of His Life (1874) 53 eksemplarer
Other People's Money (1874) 49 eksemplarer
The Honor of the Name (1869) 46 eksemplarer
The Clique of Gold (1884) 32 eksemplarer
The Little Old Man of Batignolles (1975) 27 eksemplarer
Caught in the Net (1868) 26 eksemplarer
Baron Trigault's Vengeance (1912) 25 eksemplarer
The Champdoce Mystery (1913) 25 eksemplarer
The Count's Millions (1923) 21 eksemplarer
Monsieur Lecoq (1869) 17 eksemplarer
The Slaves of Paris (2013) 6 eksemplarer
Les Gens de bureau (2013) 5 eksemplarer
La vie infernale (2010) 3 eksemplarer
The Champdoce mystery 2 eksemplarer
The Mystery of Orcival Annotated (2020) 2 eksemplarer
Monsieur Lecoq, v. 1 2 eksemplarer
Omicidio alle Batignolles (1994) 1 eksemplar
A Vizsgálat 1 eksemplar
L'‰agente Lecoq 1 eksemplar
O caso Lerouge v.1 1 eksemplar
O caso Lerouge v.2 1 eksemplar
L'Argent des autres 1 eksemplar
Zločin v Orcivale 1 eksemplar
The Casebook of Monsieur Lecoq (2016) 1 eksemplar
The Accursed House 1 eksemplar
Greseala unei mame 1 eksemplar
Slaves of Paris: All Volumes (2015) 1 eksemplar
Monsieur Lecoq, Vol.One (2015) 1 eksemplar
Leruj Davası 1 eksemplar
El señor Lecoq 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Mammoth Book of Great Detective Stories (1985) — Bidragyder — 80 eksemplarer
The Oxford Book of Detective Stories (2000) — Bidragyder — 69 eksemplarer
The Big Book of Victorian Mysteries (2021) — Bidragyder — 38 eksemplarer
A Treasury of Victorian Detective Stories (1979) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
In the Shadow of Sherlock Holmes (2011) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer
Masters of Mystery: A Study of the Detective Story (1931) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
The Masterpiece Library of Short Stories Volumes 3 & 4 (1900) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Roots of Detection: The Art of Deduction Before Sherlock Holmes (1983) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
Great French detective stories (1983) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Great Stories of Detection (1960) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Gaboriau, Émile
Cimetière de Montmartre, Paris, France
Saujon, France
Paris, France
Paris, France
Tarascon Sur-Rhône secondary school
Féval, Paul (employer)
Kort biografi
Émile Gaboriau, French novelist, was born at Saujon (Charente Inférieure). He became secretary to Paul Féval, and, after publishing some novels and miscellaneous writings, found his real gift in _L'Affaire Lerouge_ (1866), a detective novel which was published in the _Pays_ and at once made his reputation. 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. He died at 40 of pulmonary apoplexy in Paris, and his final works were published posthumously.
Oplysning om flertydighed
Among English editions, "Monsieur Lecoq" can refer to either the translation of both volumes of that work, or to just the first part (the translation of "L'Enquête"). In the latter case, part two goes by "The Honor of the Name."



This is the first in a series of crime novels written in the third quarter of the 19th century by this French author, who died tragically young aged only 40. It is widely considered to be the first French detective novel. I really enjoyed this - there was an economy of style and a crispness about the narrative that I relished. The murder of the Widow Lerouge was discovered and reported to the police in the first couple of paragraphs and the crime was seemingly resolved by chapter 4; only to give rise to unravellings of various characters' lives and pasts, with different motivating factors affecting their possible involvement in the cause of Lerouge's murder. There are inevitably echoes of the origins of Sherlock Holmes - "The misfortune is that the art is becoming lost. Great crimes are now so rare." This crime concerns not only murder but infant substitution and lifelong deceit. A great read and I am glad there are many more in this series (I thought until a few minutes ago it was a five book series, but I now realise it is some 10-11).… (mere)
john257hopper | 6 andre anmeldelser | Jun 20, 2023 |
Nadie sabe qué habría hecho el juez con el expediente 113, de no ser por la habilidad del inspector Lecoq y su capacidad de disfrazarse. De la caja fuerte del banquero Fauvel habían desaparecido 350.000 francos: sólo Fauvel y el cajero Prosper conocían la combinación de aquella caja concebida a prueba de ladrones: sólo ellos tenían una llave. Pero un leve rasguño en la puerta desata la imaginación de Lecoq, que descubre un turbio pasado de amor y odio, chantaje y asesinato. Era la época en que la novela policiaca todavía estaba contaminada por el folletín, pero la figura de Lecoq facilitaría la aparición de Sherlock Holmes.… (mere)
Natt90 | 2 andre anmeldelser | Jan 4, 2023 |
El buenazo de Tabaret se enfrenta esta vez con un caso muy fácil. Tan fácil que lo resuelve en una sola noche. Ahí están las pistas, demasiado claras, demasiado contundentes... todo señala al culpable con claridad meridiana. Pero, ¡cuidado!, hay veces que las cosas son más sencillas, pueden complicarse hasta lo infinito. Afortunadamente, Tabaret de da cuenta a tiempo... Y comienza una búsqueda tan apasionante como apasionada.
Natt90 | 6 andre anmeldelser | Jan 4, 2023 |
Murtra | 6 andre anmeldelser | May 17, 2021 |



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