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Monsieur Lecoq

By: Emile Gaboriau
Published By: Double9 Books
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The novel Monsieur Lecoq is a novel written by Emile Gobariau a French author, regarded as 'father of detective novels'. Gobariau introduced this character Lecoq, first time in his novel,'L'Affaire Lerogue, published in 1866. In this novel Lecoq plays a minor role later it became a well-known name in detective novels. In 1869 the novel Monsieur Lecoq was published in two parts. It's a story related with investigation of three murders in a suspecting barroom in Paris. Police patrolling party, Patrolling officer Gevrol investigates it as a barroom squabble and prepares his report. But Lecoq a young police detective finds some clues that indicates it's not mere a barroom brawl but more than that. Later, Lecoq seeks permission to investigate the case. It's a tricky tale of three powerful families of France during Napoleon's downfall, showing us consequences of greed and revenge. To solve the mystery Lecoq seeks advice from old M. Tabaret.

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Emile Gaboriau

Emile Gaboriau was a French journalist and novelist born on 9 November 1932 in the small town of Sachin, Charnete - Maritime in France. His father Charles Gabriel Gaboriau was a government official and mother was Marguerite Stephanie Gaboriau. Due to his writing interest he became secretary to a famous French novelist and dramatist Paul Feval. He was also engaged in literary work, his few novels and writing works published. In 1866 his novel L' Affaire Lerogue was published it became milestone in his career, he created a character Monsieur Lecoq got admiration, laid foundation of detective novels. Thus, truly regarded as father of modern detective novels. In a span of 13 years Goboriau wrote 21 novels and proved his brilliance. He died in Paris on 28 September 1873 in short age of 40 years, due to pulmonary apoplexy. His famous literary works - The Mistry of Orcival (Le Crime d' orcival), Monsieur Lecoq, The Count's Millions (La Vie infernale), The Slaves of Paris, (Les Esclaves de Paris), The Other People's Money (L' Argent des autres) etc.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 276 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9356562679
  • ISBN-13: 9789356562677
  • Item Weight: 331.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 15.4 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Media Tie-In, Fiction / Crime, Fiction / Classics