Emile Gaboriau


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Noun1.Emile Gaboriau - French writer considered by some to be a founder of the detective novel (1832-1873)
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Sims deftly shows Holmes to be a product of Doyle's varied adventures in his personal and professional life, as well as built out of the traditions of Edgar Allan Poe, Emile Gaboriau, Wilkie Collins, and Charles Dickens--not just a skillful translator of clues, but a veritable superhero of the mind in the tradition of Doyle's esteemed teacher.
He researched what was selling and discovered that the novels of Emile Gaboriau were popular.