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Within an Inch of His Life - A Captivating Mystery Novel of Intrigue and Suspense in 19th Century France - cover

Within an Inch of His Life - A Captivating Mystery Novel of Intrigue and Suspense in 19th Century France

Émile Gaboriau

Publisher: Good Press

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Emile Gaboriau's 'Within an Inch of His Life' is a captivating crime novel that follows the story of Doctor Tranchet and the mysterious attempted murder of Madame Blanche. Gaboriau's literary style is characterized by detailed descriptions, intricate plot twists, and a focus on social issues prevalent in 19th-century France. The novel is considered one of the first detective novels and a precursor to the modern mystery genre, setting the stage for authors like Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie. Gaboriau's ability to create a suspenseful and engaging narrative makes 'Within an Inch of His Life' a must-read for fans of classic detective fiction. The novel's exploration of class struggles, corruption, and justice adds depth to the story and offers readers a compelling glimpse into the societal tensions of the era.
Available since: 11/22/2019.
Print length: 414 pages.

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