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Émile Gaboriau (1835–1873)

Emile Gaboriau has been described both as the father of the detective novel and the Edgar Allan Poe of France. His fictional detective, Monsieur Lecoq, is thought to have been based on the "Mémoires" (1828-29) of François-Eugène Vidocq, a reformed petty criminal who helped establish the Police de Sûreté in Paris. Lecoq is considered a precursor of... See full bio »


(age 37) in Paris, France

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Known For

The Evil Women Do
L'affaire d'Orcival
Thou Shalt Not Steal
Monsieur Lecoq


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 2009 Au siècle de Maupassant: Contes et nouvelles du XIXème siècle (TV Series) (based on novel - 1 episode)
- Le petit vieux des Batignolles (2009) ... (based on novel)
 1978 La corde au cou (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 1978)
 1975 Der Strick um den Hals (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 3 episodes)
- Dritter Teil (1975) ... (novel)
- Zweiter Teil (1975) ... (novel)
- Erster Teil (1975) ... (novel)
 1975 Les grands détectives (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Monsieur Lecocq (1975) ... (novel - as E. Gaboriau)
 1971 Nina Gipsy (TV Movie) (novel: "Le dossier 113")
 1971 Der schwarze Hund (TV Movie) (novel)
 1967 Monsieur Lecoq (novel)
 1964 Monsieur Lecoq (TV Series) (based on the work of)
 1954 Your Favorite Story (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode)
- The Vacant Room (1954) ... (original story)
 1933 File 113 (story)
 1917 Thou Shalt Not Steal (story "File No. 113")
 1917 Le capitaine noir (novel "Le capitaine noir")
 1916 The Evil Women Do (novel "La Clique dorée")
 1915 The Family Stain (novel "L'Affaire Lerouge")
 1915 Monsieur Lecoq (novel)
 1915 La maison du passeur (Short) (novel)
 1915 File No. 113 (Short) (story)
 1914 L'affaire d'Orcival (novel "L'affaire d'Orcival")
 1914 Monsieur Lecoq (novel)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Les Esclaves de Paris" (aka "The Slaves of Paris") See more »

Alternate Names:

E. Gaboriau

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