File No. 113

File No. 113
(Le Dossier 113)

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File No. 113 by Emile Gaboriau

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1867

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File No. 113
(Le Dossier 113)

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The story of a daring robbery; a remarkable criminal case crowded with mystery and rich in dramatic incidents.

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preliminary examination.

II

The banking-house of Andre Fauvel, No. 87 Rue de Provence, is an important establishment, and, owing to its large force of clerks, presents very much the appearance of a government department.

On the ground-floor are the offices, with windows opening on the street, fortified by strong iron bars sufficiently large and close together to discourage all burglarious attempts.

A large glass door opens into a spacious vestibule where three or four office-boys are always in waiting.

On the right are the rooms to which the public is admitted, and from which a narrow passage leads to the principal cash-room.

The offices of the corresponding clerk, book-keeper, and general accounts are on the left.

At the farther end is a small court on which open seven or eight little wicket doors. These are kept closed, except on certain days when notes are due; and then they are indispensable.

M. Fauvel's private office is on the first floor over the offices, and leads into hi

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Although an excellent read in the first half, I couldn't stand the improbable and contrived events in the second half, which was more like a Wilki Collins mystery. It may well be your fit, and it's worth a try.