The Monsieur Lecoq of the S ret Mysteries

This Leonaur collection brings together all the Lecoq cases into one four volume edition for modern readers to enjoy. In volume one readers will discover, 'The Lerouge Case' and 'The Mystery of Orcival'.

Author: Émile Gaboriau

Publisher: Leonaur Limited

ISBN: 1782827994

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Volume one of the collected cases of one of the first fictional detectives Monsieur Lecoq is one of the earliest fictional detectives and his success with the reading public undoubtedly influenced Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the creation of his more renowned fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. Lecoq, who was based on the actual former criminal turned police officer, Eugene Vidocq, was the creation of Emile Gaboriau (1832-73), a French author who had tried his hand at several genres before he became a pioneer of 'detective fiction'. 'The Lerouge Case' (1866) catapulted him to almost instantaneous fame. His reputation secured, more Lecoq stories followed and earned Gaboriau a substantial international readership, though this was diminished by the arrival of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Nevertheless, Gaboriau continued to write crime novels and enjoyed considerable success especially in France until his untimely death (aged just 40 years) from pulmonary apoplexy. In common with the life of the character upon whom he is based, Lecoq has a dark side to his personality which contrasts sharply with the usual unambiguously moral personalities of most of the great detectives in this genre. He has, however, the obligatory foil in the person of Taberet, an 'armchair detective' who acts as mentor to Lecoq and provides intellectual assistance to solve crimes without leaving his own bed. Unlike Holmes, Lecoq is not a private detective but an officer of the French Surete or La Surete Nationale which initially served as the detective branch of the Paris police force and was in fact created in 1812 by Vidocq who was its director until 1827. This Leonaur collection brings together all the Lecoq cases into one four volume edition for modern readers to enjoy. In volume one readers will discover, 'The Lerouge Case' and 'The Mystery of Orcival'. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.

The Monsieur Lecoq of the S ret Mysteries

This Leonaur collection brings together all the Lecoq cases into one four volume edition for modern readers to enjoy.

Author: Émile Gaboriau

Publisher: Leonaur Limited

ISBN: 1782828028

Category: Fiction

Page: 488

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Originally published in two volumes--a special single volume Lecoq edition Monsieur Lecoq is one of the earliest fictional detectives and his success with the reading public undoubtedly influenced Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the creation of his more renowned fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. Lecoq, who was based on the actual former criminal turned police officer, Eugene Vidocq, was the creation of Emile Gaboriau (1832-73), a French author who had tried his hand at several genres before he became a pioneer of 'detective fiction'. 'The Lerouge Case' (1866) catapulted him to almost instantaneous fame. His reputation secured, more Lecoq stories followed and earned Gaboriau a substantial international readership, though this was diminished by the arrival of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Nevertheless, Gaboriau continued to write crime novels and enjoyed considerable success especially in France until his untimely death (aged just 40 years) from pulmonary apoplexy. In common with the life of the character upon whom he is based, Lecoq has a dark side to his personality which contrasts sharply with the usual unambiguously moral personalities of most of the great detectives in this genre. He has, however, the obligatory foil in the person of Taberet, an 'armchair detective' who acts as mentor to Lecoq and provides intellectual assistance to solve crimes without leaving his own bed. Unlike Holmes, Lecoq is not a private detective but an officer of the French Surete or La Surete Nationale which initially served as the detective branch of the Paris police force and was in fact created in 1812 by Vidocq who was its director until 1827. This Leonaur collection brings together all the Lecoq cases into one four volume edition for modern readers to enjoy. In volume two readers will discover, In volume three readers will discover a two volume work in one edition, 'The Slaves of Paris'. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.

The Monsieur Lecoq of the S ret Mysteries

This Leonaur collection brings together all the Lecoq cases into one four volume edition for modern readers to enjoy.

Author: Émile Gaboriau

Publisher: Leonaur Limited

ISBN: 1782828001

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

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The second volume of the investigations of a 19th century French police detective Monsieur Lecoq is one of the earliest fictional detectives and his success with the reading public undoubtedly influenced Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the creation of his more renowned fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. Lecoq, who was based on the actual former criminal turned police officer, Eugene Vidocq, was the creation of Emile Gaboriau (1832-73), a French author who had tried his hand at several genres before he became a pioneer of 'detective fiction'. 'The Lerouge Case' (1866) catapulted him to almost instantaneous fame. His reputation secured, more Lecoq stories followed and earned Gaboriau a substantial international readership, though this was diminished by the arrival of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Nevertheless, Gaboriau continued to write crime novels and enjoyed considerable success especially in France until his untimely death (aged just 40 years) from pulmonary apoplexy. In common with the life of the character upon whom he is based, Lecoq has a dark side to his personality which contrasts sharply with the usual unambiguously moral personalities of most of the great detectives in this genre. He has, however, the obligatory foil in the person of Taberet, an 'armchair detective' who acts as mentor to Lecoq and provides intellectual assistance to solve crimes without leaving his own bed. Unlike Holmes, Lecoq is not a private detective but an officer of the French Surete or La Surete Nationale which initially served as the detective branch of the Paris police force and was in fact created in 1812 by Vidocq who was its director until 1827. This Leonaur collection brings together all the Lecoq cases into one four volume edition for modern readers to enjoy. In volume two readers will discover, 'File No. 113' and 'A Disappearance', Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.

The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery

He based his hero, Monsieur LECOQ, on the first head of the Sûreté, VIDOCQ. Gaboriau was born in Saujon, and was a young lawyer's clerk when Charles Baudelaire translated POE's tales into French in 1857. Gaboriau had quit the law and ...

Author: B. Murphy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230107359

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 543

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Bruce Murphy's Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery is a comprehensive guide to the genre of the murder mystery that catalogues thousands of items in a broad range of categories: authors, titles, plots, characters, weapons, methods of killing, movie and theatrical adaptations. What distinguishes this encyclopedia from the others in the field is its critical stance.

The Gay Detective Novel

Dupin's successors in this early period of mystery include • Inspector Bucket (Charles Dickens) in “Bleak House” (¡853), the first mystery short story published in England. • Monsieur Lecoq of the French Sûreté (Emile Gaboriau) in ...

Author: Judith A. Markowitz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786482771

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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Gertrude Stein called it “the only really modern novel form that has come into existence,” yet the mystery genre was a century old before it featured its first gay main character in a novel. Since then, gay and lesbian detective fiction has been one of the fastest growing segments of the genre. It incorporates gay and lesbian cultural elements and offers crossover appeal. Its authors call upon a century of development in the mystery genre, while providing new, more accurate images of lesbians and gay men than generally found in mainstream literature and popular media. This groundbreaking study of gay and lesbian detective fiction examines mystery series and historically significant stand-alone novels published since the early 1960s. Part I is an overview that describes how these novels make gay and lesbian life visible and forge new, powerful images. It also examines how they fit into the larger history of mystery fiction. The series analyses in Part II are grouped according to the type of main character (police officer, private investigator, amateur sleuth, etc.). Each section discusses main and secondary characters of that type, characteristic themes for the group, and more. The analyses of individual series cover main characters, themes, plot points and other elements. Comments from authors interviewed for this book play a central role in those analyses. Part III lists series-spanning themes (e.g., homophobia, the closet, gay marriage) and the novels and series that address each of those themes.

The Best American Mystery Stories of the 19th Century

... Monsieur Lecoq, a member of the Sûreté, appeared in numerous novels and short stories in the 1860s and 1870s. Lecoq's adventures were closely patterned after the real-life career of Eugène François Vidocq, whose four-volume Memoires ...

Author: Otto Penzler

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544302228

Category: Fiction

Page: 604

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A treasury of crime, mystery and murder tales from America's 19th century includes Edgar Allan Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" as well as selections by such genre masters as Jack London, Washington Irving and Mark Twain. 15,000 first printing.

Monsieur Lecoq

... incredibly noble maids, of banquiers véreux, Monsieur Lecoq, simple agent of the Sûreté, comes stepping, fresh as a bridegroom, ... In fact, in his next novel, Le Crime d'Orcival (The Mystery of Orcival), he made a similar error.

Author: Emile Gaboriau

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486780702

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

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A grisly triple murder occurs in a down-and-out quarter of Paris, and the petty criminal apprehended at the scene of the crime is considered clearly guilty—except by young Monsieur Lecoq. The brilliant but inexperienced young detective digs deeper into the case to discover an affair of family honor involving blackmail, secret identities, and suicide. Outwitted at every turn, Lecoq is compelled to attempt a last-ditch gamble. First published in 1869, Monsieur Lecoq is astonishingly modern and enjoyable. André Gide pronounced author Emile Gaboriau "the father of the modern detective novel," and this is Gaboriau's finest work. Energetic and keenly logical, Lecoq ranks as a significant figure in the history of detective novels; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself acknowledged the fictional sleuth's influence on his own logical mastermind, Sherlock Holmes.

St James Guide to Crime Mystery Writers

Author: Jay P. Pederson

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020147562

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1264

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Provides information on the most influential English-language writers of the crime and mystery genre. Each entry includes author biographies; complete bibliographies; lists of critical studies; locations of manuscripts; the writer's own comments on his or her work, when available; and an essay written by an expert of the genre.

Sherlock Holmes Handbook

in which particularly bloody killings are found to be the work of a wild beast; “The Mystery of Marie Roget,” based on the ... about Monsieur Lecoq of the Sureté of Paris: L'Affaire Lerouge (1866), Crime d'Orcival (1867), Le Dossier no.

Author: Christopher Redmond

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459718982

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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Here, in one convenient volume, is everything needed for the enjoyment of Holmess canon.

Mystery and Suspense Writers

Tabaret , although he does not again conduct an investigation in the series , returns , most notably in Monsieur Lecoq , which establishes Lecoq as the preeminent agent of the Sûreté . Lecoq's role in L'Affaire Lerouge is limited to a ...

Author: Winks

Publisher: Holiday House

ISBN: UOM:49015003017085

Category: Biography

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This volume contains bio-critical information on popular writers of the genre.