The Mystery of Orcival

The Mystery of Orcival

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The Mystery of Orcival by Emile Gaboriau

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The Mystery of Orcival

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This story takes the reader down the proverbial garden path -- who knows what awaits at the end? Is the French countryside as peaceful as it seems? The compelling characters and intricately plotted mystery will keep you riveted through the stunning conclusion.

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. But the groom of the house opposite, who burned to mix himself up in the affair, had none of these scruples. "Guespin," answered he, "is a good fellow. Lord, what jolly things he knows! He knows everything you can imagine. It appears he has been rich in times past, and if he wished--But dame! he loves to have his work all finished, and go off on sprees. He's a crack billiard-player, I can tell you."

Papa Plantat, while listening in an apparently absent-minded way to these depositions, or rather these scandals, carefully examined the wall and the gate. He now turned, and interrupting the groom:

"Enough of this," said he, to the great scandal of M. Courtois. "Before pursuing this interrogatory, let us ascertain the crime, if crime there is; for it is not proved. Let whoever has the key, open the gate."

The valet de chambre had the key; he opened the gate, and all entered the little court. The gendarmes had just arrived. The mayor told the brigadier to follow him, and placed two men at the

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What a superb detective story although written In 1867 it is relevant to life today.We had a similar case in NZ recently.
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