The Mystery of Orcival

The Mystery of Orcival Mystery fiction written and set in the th century Done by Marianne

  • Title: The Mystery of Orcival
  • Author: Émile Gaboriau
  • ISBN: 9788132042754
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mystery fiction written and set in the 19th century Done by Marianne

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    About " Émile Gaboriau "

  • Émile Gaboriau

    Gaboriau was born in the small town of Saujon, Charente Maritime He became a secretary to Paul F val, and after publishing some novels and miscellaneous writings, found his real gift in L Affaire Lerouge 1866.The book, which was Gaboriau s first detective novel, introduced an amateur detective It also introduced a young police officer named Monsieur Lecoq, who was the hero in three of Gaboriau s later detective novels The character of Lecoq was based on a real life thief turned police officer, Eug ne Fran ois Vidocq 1775 1857 , whose own memoirs, Les Vrais M moires de Vidocq, mixed fiction and fact It may also have been influenced by the villainous Monsieur Lecoq, one of the main protagonists of F val s Les Habits Noirs book series.The book was published in Le Si cle and at once made his reputation Gaboriau gained a huge following, but when Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes, Monsieur Lecoq s international fame declined The story was produced on the stage in 1872 A long series of novels dealing with the annals of the police court followed, and proved very popular Gaboriau died in Paris of pulmonary apoplexy.Gaboriau s books were generally well received About the Mystery of the Orcival, Harper s wrote in 1872 Of its class of romance French sensational this is a remarkable and unique specimen A film version of Le Dossier n 113 File No 113 was released in 1932.

  • 334 Comments

  • Una historia muy bien ambientada, llena de personajes interesantes y con un protagonista muy curioso.La descripción del caso está bien llevada, las deducciones, las pistas, los posibles móviles y todo ello converge en el final. La resolución del caso no me ha sorprendido, pero hay que destacar la cantidad de detalles y matices que esconde la narración.El señor Lecoq hace bien llamándose el primer detective de la historia.Con sabor a clásico.3.5



  • Before there was Sherlock Holmes, there was Monsieur LeCoq, and this is of one his starring turns. This was written long before the elements of mystery genre writing was developed, so this does not follow the path of mystery writing that modern mystery fans would recognize. It took me a while to get into it, but then I stopped thinking and started to just enjoy the chase, as the whodunit is solved about a third of the way through the book, but the question of whether the suspect will be caught i [...]


  • Una de las primeras novelas policíacas de la historia con un detective protagonista que desentraña el misterio a través de métodos deductivos, publicada dos décadas antes del primer Holmes.A ojos del lector actual puede resultar ingenua, pero no deja de ser un interesante retrato de una época pasada cargada de hipocresía en la que las apariencias lo eran todo.



  • I read this as it was the second book in a detective / murder series with a strong lead detective. It was written in 1867. Detective LeCoq is a gatherer of technical details and an actor who uses different disguises to obtain information and solve the crime. I see strong similarities between LeCoq, Holmes, Cinq-Mars, Gamache and Poirot. And it had a strong plot. I will read the next one.


  • My Rating System:* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.


  • El escritor y periodista Émile Gaboriau con su novela El caso Lerouge (1866), ostenta junto con el casi anónimo Charles Warren Adams autor -o al menos hasta ahora así está reconocido-, de El misterio de Notting Hill (1863) y a Wilkie Collins con La piedra lunar (1868) -y próxima reseña-, como los creadores de la novela de detectives. Si a esto añadimos que Émile Gaboriau se distingue especialmente gracias a El crimen de Orcival (1866) por ser también el precursor del roman policier -nov [...]


  • Monsieur Lecoq is the creation of Emile Gaboriau, just like Sherlock Holmes is for Conan Doyle and Hercule Poirot for Agatha Christie. Lecoq was created well before anyone had heard of Sherlock, infact it is a known fact that Doyle drew inspiration for Sherlock's character from Lecoq. The methodically, scientific manner in which Lecoq solves crimes is interesting to read, along with the ruthlessness of his conduct in some instances. It is fascination to read how crimes were solved back in the 18 [...]


  • A surprisingly good read: I set out to read a museum piece and found myself reading a nicely-translated, well-paced detective story that plays by all the rules of the 20th Century mystery and it blessed with well-drawn characters. There are three parts to the story and initially I found myself put off by the change of pace in the second part. That was soon overcome: as a story within a story it holds itself well and its importance in the bigger story becomes apparent.


  • M. Lecoq in fine form, with Gaboriau's distaste of the upper class and their empty love affairs readily evident. Lots of science in this one, nothing better really than mid-1800's forensics and crime scene examination to make you wince a little while being nonetheless impressed.Comparatively a workhorse of a detective novel, but M. Lecoq is a damned gem and really gets to ham it up in disguise.


  • The value of this Gaboriau's work decreases after the first because to me it felt too much of a repetition. Blue blood scandal. And it just so happens that the detective or in this case somebody close to the detective is kinda involve in the scandal and able to reveal it to the detective and the reader. So to me, doesn't feel like an awesome detective work.




  • It was slow going at first but I did like it and I actually found my self reading it late at night to finish it and see the ending


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