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Le dossier 113 ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Le dossier 113 By Émile Gaboriau ✩ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Emile Gaboriau is freuently credited with being the creator of the modern detective story He drew on the 40 years of slow evolution of the crime story following Edgar Allen Poe in the United States an Emile Gaboriau is freuently credited with being the creator of the modern detective story He drew on the years of slow evolution of the crime story following Edgar Allen Poe in the United States and writers such as Paul Feval Eugene Sue Alexandre Dumas the elder and Honore de Balzac in France writing popular literature for the masses Violence lies adultery duplicity murder including fratricide and attempted parricide falsely exchanged or abandoned Le dossier MOBI :Ê sons and stolen birthrights and ever sins and villainies find a place in Gaboriau's novels as they do in many contemporary detective stories television series and often even in real life File No is no exception On the surface the crime seems simple A bank's secure safe is robbed One of the two men who holds the key must be guilty One key holder is the bank's owner who lives above the bank with his family the other is the bank's trusted manager a man like a son to the owner What if neither is guilty How did this safe with every security measure known and employed at the time get robbed Leave it to Monsieur Leco of the Surete a policeman of many disguises and much guile to uncover the devastating truth of deceit betrayal lies murder and sordid family histories that lead to the crime.

  • Paperback
  • 396 pages
  • Le dossier 113
  • Émile Gaboriau
  • 23 November 2016
  • 9780980217551

About the Author: Émile Gaboriau

Gaboriau was born in the small town of Saujon Charente Maritime He became a secretary to Paul Féval and after publishing some novels and miscellaneous writings found his real gift in L'Affaire Lerouge The book which was Gaboriau's first detective novel introduced an amateur detective It also introduced a young police officer named Monsieur Leco who was the hero in three of Gaboriau.



10 thoughts on “Le dossier 113

  1. Bev Bev says:

    If you stick with the detective Leco and the main action of this mystery then File No 113 by Émile Gaboriau beats The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux hands down in the category of French detective novels Not nearly as well known as the ground breaking locked room mystery of Leroux File No 113 features a likeable detective Monsieur Leco who is as adept at the art of disguise as Holmes and connected with human emotion than his British counterpart And I say that as a fan of Holmes mind youThe story seems to be a simple puzzle The banking house of Andre Fauvel has been robbed of 350000 francs Only two men had the key and the secret word that would open the safe where it was kept One is Andre Fauvel and the other is his trusted head cashier Prosper Bertomy Both protest their innocence and naturally the police would never dream of suspecting the respectable Monsieur Fauvel so the culprit must be the cashier Fortunately for Prosper the great detective Monsieur Leco believes him to be innocent and is ready to go to great lengths to prove his theory Leco dons disguises and marshals all the officers he can to discover how the money could have disappeared if neither the banker nor the cashier is guiltyIn the end he traces the plot to the past a story of young lovers separated by fate whose actions will have repercussions in the present And he discovers the guilt of two evil grasping men who use their knowledge of those actions to try and ruin Prosper and his young love MadeleineAs I mention at the beginning of this review the present story of the bank robbery and the actual descriptions of the Leco's detective work are terrific I thoroughly enjoyed Gaboriau's narrative in those sections and my rating for this story rests completely on those portions Where it bogs down is in the middle section where Gaboriau describes the past love affair and how it has built up to the present situation uite simply that goes on WAY too long The length completely distracts from the events we're supposed to be concentrating on the robbery and who is framing Prosper even though it explains the whole set up It goes on for so long that I began to feel like I had wandered into a completely different story one of star crossed lovers and unhappy endings I would have upped my rating if Gaboriau had found a succinct way to relay that information As it is three and 34 stars rounded up to four here for a very good mystery with romance interruptionsThis review first appeared on my blog My Reader's Block Please reuest permission before reposting any portion Thanks

  2. Mark Stephenson Mark Stephenson says:

    Before Arthur Conan Doyle was Emile Gaboriau This detective novel is a rollicking good read featuring Inspector Leco who out Sherlocks Sherlock Holmes a couple of decades before A Study in Scarlet debuted in 1887 An ingenious plot centered around a bank robbery and a young couple in love who go too far and suffer lifelong regrets pits some very attractive characters against the evil machinations of the Maruis de Clameran and the handsome but spurious Raoul Lagors In the end young love triumphs thanks to the indefatigable Inspector Leco and his allies one of whom is the charming Gypsy who provides an unexpected romantic interest for the Inspector himself

  3. Julie Julie says:

    A bank is robbed and only two people have the key and the secret word for the combination So which one did it? A bank clerk is arrested but LeCo the famous detective senses that there is to the story He and his fellow detectives in different disguises uncover the whole background and story of the crime in order to exonerate the bank clerkThis book has two parts First is the crime the case and the investigation Then the story of the crime and its characters is told of how it happened Fairly interesting story and plot but at times a lot of extra writing I skimmed through parts of the book

  4. Francis Francis says:

    Yes a mystery but reads like Alexander Dumas than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle but that's not necessarily a bad thing in my opinion We start with a sort of locked room mystery then we progress into a wide sweeping generational tale and back to the mystery and then things get nice and tidied up For me an enjoyable read

  5. Serena Serena says:

    My Rating System couldn't finish wouldn't recommend would recommend would read again have read again

  6. QHuong(BookSpy) QHuong(BookSpy) says:

    This novel is very fun to read There is nothing really special but I think Mr Leco has a lot of things in common with Arsene Lupin and Sherlock Holmes Somehow I felt the story is slightly similar to Lupin and Holmes' stories Nothing is as it seems that is what this book is majorly about However the author failed to express the intelligence of Leco How could he conduct his investigation so uickly? By just sending letters and asking his guys? Surely there must have been something than that Since most of the books is taken by the story of Madame Fauvel and the scheme of Raoul and Clameran I didn't see much of Leco's detective work and skills The entire investigating process wasn't mentioned It appears that Leco miraculously saves Prosper from his despair and also saves the Fauvel family and Madelaine as well but it is kind of irrational However I enjoyed reading this novel

  7. Carol Palmer Carol Palmer says:

    Good mystery with a little surprise at the end Gaboriau's mysteries are different than the usual English ones His are involved with intricate plots usually involving a tangled love story as well as a crime or two

  8. Richard Richard says:

    A good story with a surprising plot and structure But it started to drag and the final conclusion was somewhat confusing Still a good read considering it was written in 1875

  9. Chris Chris says:

    This is the fourth or fifth Gaboriau mystery I've read and I've noticed a pattern A crime is committed the mystery deepens until the middle of the book when it jumps a few decades into the past to reveal the original crime invariably committed by a member of the aristocracy still pissed off by the French Revolution that severely reduced the family's fortune and prestige then the twists and turns which lead to the crime that started the book and a neat and tidy conclusion that nicely ties up all the loose ends Still I am drawn to these old French thrillers and the character of Monsieur LeCo perhaps the original master of disguise remains an intriguing enigma

  10. Dagny Dagny says:

    A Monsieur Leco story All Paris is talking about the daring robbery of three hundred and fifty thousand francs from the safe of eminent banker Andre Fauvel Apparently only two persons had means and opportunity Monsieur Fauvel himself and his trusted employee Prosper Bertomy The banker is crushed spiritually to contemplate that Prosper has so betrayed him but yet he knows that he did not take his own money Madame Fauvel and their niece Madeleine whom it was presumed at one time would marry Prosper refuse to believe in his guilt

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