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Mystery of Orcival by Émile Gaboriau
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Aug 02, 2010

really liked it
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M. Lecoq in fine form, with Gaboriau's distaste of the upper class and their empty love affairs readily evident. Lots of science in this one, nothing better really than mid-1800's forensics and crime scene examination to make you wince a little while being nonetheless impressed.

Comparatively a workhorse of a detective novel, but M. Lecoq is a damned gem and really gets to ham it up in disguise.

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