Monsieur Lecoq Part 1: The Inquiry

Émile GABORIAU (1832 - 1873), translated by UNKNOWN ( - )

Monsieur Lecoq is a captivating mystery, historical and love story :

Around 11 o'clock, on the evening of Shrove Sunday 18.., close to the old Barrière d'Italie, frightful cries, coming from Mother Chupin's drinking-shop, are heard by a party of detectives led by Inspector Gévrol. The squad runs up to it. A triple murder has just been committed. The murderer is caught on the premises.

Despite Gévrol's opinion that four scoundrels encountered each other in this vile den, that they began to quarrel, that one of them had a revolver and killed the others, Lecoq, a young police agent, suspects a great mystery.

He will lead his investigation until he gets to the bottom of it. The story takes us in the dark times of France after the Revolution and in the Terror, and finds its roots in a story of love and power. (Summary by Ezwa, expanded by Nadine)

Genre(s): Crime & Mystery Fiction

Language: English

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Play 01 01 Margaret Espaillat
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Play 02 02 Margaret Espaillat
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Play 03 03 Margaret Espaillat
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Play 04 04 Margaret Espaillat
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Play 05 05 Margaret Espaillat
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Play 06 06 Margaret Espaillat
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Play 07 07 Nadine Eckert-Boulet
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Play 08 08 Nadine Eckert-Boulet
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Play 09 09 Justin Brett
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Play 10 10 Justin Brett
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Play 11 11 Spike Holcomb
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Play 12 12 Spike Holcomb
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Play 13 13 Lazuli
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Play 14 14 Lazuli
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Play 15 15 Lazuli
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Play 16 16 Pentti Hirvonen
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Play 24 24 Lazuli
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Play 26 26 Lazuli
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Play 27 27 Lazuli
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Play 33 33 Lazuli
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Play 34 34 Lazuli
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Play 35 35 Ezwa
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Play 36 36 Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
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Play 37 37 Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
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Play 38 38 Lazuli
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Play 39 39 Phil Chenevert
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Play 40 40 Ezwa
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Play 41 41 Lazuli
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Play 42 42 Lazuli
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Play 43 43 Nadine Eckert-Boulet
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