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The Count's Millions (Dodo Press)

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Work form 19th Century French author considered a pioneer of modern detective fiction.
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Published January 31st 2007 by Dodo Press (first published 1870)
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Julie Davis
Hannah was enthralled with this book which she found on Project Gutenberg and insisted I read. I have just begun.

The count was found in his coach, stricken with apoplexy (a stroke). Will he live? What was the terrible news he received that morning which may have led to the stroke? Who is the young woman living with him?

All very interesting questions as are the details of daily living such as when someone is sick in Paris the servants will spread a thick bed of straw over the cobblestones outsid...more
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Classic detective fiction from one of the pioneers of the genre. In the public domain, with a free electronic copy available here.
Jeff Miller
This book reminds me a lot of Dickens' in the style and plotting and of course Dickens propensity for coincidences. Enjoyable read, though it ends rather abruptly since it concludes in a follow on novel.
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