Émile Gaboriau, 1833-1873

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Biographical note

French writer, considered the father of detective fiction. His first novel, The Lerouge Case was a huge success. We see the emergence of Lecoq, the detective. This character inspired Conan Doyle as a model of the ingenious detective who solves mysteries by his extraordinary deductive capabilities. But, unlike Sherlock Holmes, Lecoq is based on more realistic investigations, closer to the advancements of forensic science at the time.

Works

In English translation

In French

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