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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The pattern of the book's make-up is, at first sight, rather odd: it is a series of short essays on writers or criminal topics, all in alphabetical order.The opening topics in 'G', for example, are: Gaboriau, Emile; Gambling, Illegal; Gangsters; Gardening; Gardner, Erle Stanley; Garve, Andrew; Gault, William Campbell; Gay Characters and Perspectives; Genius; Genteel Woman Sleuth; and so on.