Emile Gaboriau


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French writer considered by some to be a founder of the detective novel (1832-1873)

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In 1866, the French writer Emile Gaboriau created Monsieur Lecoq, based on the real-life Francois Vidocq.
Nor are the novels of Dumas's successors, of the now all-but forgotten Emile Gaboriau (1835-73), termed in a 1901 edition of Chambers's Encyclopaedia as 'the great master of police novels' of which Monsieur Lecoq (1869) is generally reckoned to be the best, and of Ponson du Terrail (1829-71) with his creation Rocambole, detective stories in the modern sense.
Crime writing, wrote reviewer Bob Cornwell, "has always been enriched by the contribution of non-English language authors in translation," mentioning such writers as Emile Gaboriau, Gaston Leroux, Georges Simenon, Maj Sjowall, and Per Wahloo.