Librivox Mystery Bookshelf

Emile Gaboriau and His School


site search by freefind

Émile Gaboriau's Monsieur Lecoq (1868) is so clearly a detective novel in the modern sense that it takes one's breath away. Here is clearly a major point of coalescence of the genre. (Mike Grost)

Émile Gaboriau

Anton Chekhov

The Safety Match (The Swedish Match) - Short story - 9th story in collection

Augusta Groner

The Case of the Pocket Diary Found in the Snow - Short story collection

Villiers de L’Isle Adam

The Torture by Hope - Short story - 10th section of collection


- Mike Grost's recommended reading

- A Hayworth-Queen Cornerstone

- Link to etext

- Available on