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A Thousand Francs Reward; and Military Sketches - Intriguing Mystery Tales from 19th-Century France - cover

A Thousand Francs Reward; and Military Sketches - Intriguing Mystery Tales from 19th-Century France

Émile Gaboriau

Translator Laura E. Kendall

Publisher: Good Press

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Summary

Emile Gaboriau's 'A Thousand Francs Reward; and, Military Sketches' is a captivating collection of short stories that exemplify Gaboriau's mastery of the detective fiction genre. Through intricate plots and vivid characters, Gaboriau weaves tales of mystery and intrigue that keep readers on the edge of their seats. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, the stories are not only entertaining but also provide valuable insights into the social and political landscape of the time. Gaboriau's writing style is both compelling and suspenseful, making this book a must-read for fans of classic detective fiction. Emile Gaboriau, known as the father of the modern detective novel, drew inspiration from his background as a former journalist to create complex narratives that challenge readers to think critically and solve puzzles alongside the main characters. His keen observational skills and attention to detail shine through in each story, showcasing his unique perspective on the genre. I highly recommend 'A Thousand Francs Reward; and, Military Sketches' to anyone who enjoys a well-crafted mystery with historical depth. Gaboriau's timeless tales will engage and delight readers of all ages, making this collection a standout in the world of detective fiction.
Available since: 12/18/2019.
Print length: 120 pages.

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