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The Lerouge Case

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Author: Emile Gaboriau
Published: 1865
Language: English
Wordcount: 124,340 / 357 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.7
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,987
mnybks.net#: 2738

Alternate title: The Widow Lerouge.

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rise than profit, made public trials of his system in the immediate neighbourhood. It is a hamlet of no importance, resting upon the slope of the hill which overlooks the Seine between La Malmaison and Bougival. It is about twenty minutes' walk from the main road, which, passing by Rueil and Port-Marly, goes from Paris to St. Germain, and is reached by a steep and rugged lane, quite unknown to the government engineers.

The party, led by the gendarmes, followed the main road which here bordered the river until it reached this lane, into which it turned, and stumbled over the rugged inequalities of the ground for about a hundred yards, when it arrived in front of a cottage of extremely modest yet respectable appearance. This cottage had probably been built by some little Parisian shopkeeper in love with the beauties of nature; for all the trees had been carefully cut down. It consisted merely of two apartments on the ground floor with a loft above. Around it extended a much-neglected garden, badly protec

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Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****
2014.08.24
Pat Delich
*****

He seems to me to be one of the greatest writers of detective stories the world has ever seen.

A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.

Heroes rise and fall, honor and deceit co-mingle and the plot twists and turns. Two mothers, two sons, one father, one murder, combine into one good mystery.


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