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Émile Gaboriau


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A series of five books introducing a pioneer in the detective/mystery genre. Monsieur Lecoq is a genius detective created by Émile Gaboriau; arrogant, proud, a master of disguise, and known for deducing things that others cannot see. The character was apparently based on Eugène François Vidocq, a police officer who used to be a thief. Whilst the Lecoq books of Gaboriau were popular, that popularity declined with the emergence of Sherlock Holmes, even though Gaboriau's character was a huge influence on Conan Doyle, going as far as to get a mention in A Study in Scarlet.

Cover for the Global Grey edition of The Lerouge Case by Émile Gaboriau
The Lerouge Case

(1866 - № 1)

Cover for the Global Grey edition of File No. 113 by Émile Gaboriau
File No. 113

(1867 - № 3)

Cover for the Global Grey edition of The Slaves of Paris by Émile Gaboriau
The Slaves of Paris

(1868 - № 4)

Cover for the Global Grey edition of Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau
Monsieur Lecoq

(1869 - № 5)

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