Monsieur Lecoq Part 1: The Inquiry


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(4.7 stars; 20 reviews)

Monsieur Lecoq is a captivating mystery, historical and love story :

Around 11 o'clock, on the evening of Shrove Sunday 18.., close to the old Barrière d'Italie, frightful cries, coming from Mother Chupin's drinking-shop, are heard by a party of detectives led by Inspector Gévrol. The squad runs up to it. A triple murder has just been committed. The murderer is caught on the premises.

Despite Gévrol's opinion that four scoundrels encountered each other in this vile den, that they began to quarrel, that one of them had a revolver and killed the others, Lecoq, a young police agent, suspects a great mystery.

He will lead his investigation until he gets to the bottom of it. The story takes us in the dark times of France after the Revolution and in the Terror, and finds its roots in a story of love and power. (Summary by Ezwa, expanded by Nadine) (11 hr 21 min)

Chapters

01 27:16 Read by Margaret Espaillat
02 10:52 Read by Margaret Espaillat
03 10:44 Read by Margaret Espaillat
04 29:30 Read by Margaret Espaillat
05 10:05 Read by Margaret Espaillat
06 9:47 Read by Margaret Espaillat
07 11:44 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
08 16:51 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
09 18:20 Read by Justin Brett
10 10:40 Read by Justin Brett
11 9:47 Read by Spike Holcomb
12 19:39 Read by Spike Holcomb
13 10:53 Read by Lazuli
14 12:14 Read by Lazuli
15 12:44 Read by Lazuli
16 35:12 Read by Pentti Hirvonen
17 12:08 Read by Pentti Hirvonen
18 11:20 Read by Pentti Hirvonen
19 10:32 Read by Pentti Hirvonen
20 22:19 Read by Pentti Hirvonen
21 21:45 Read by Pentti Hirvonen
22 11:28 Read by Pentti Hirvonen
23 21:37 Read by Pentti Hirvonen
24 10:24 Read by Lazuli
25 21:18 Read by Lazuli
26 10:09 Read by Lazuli
27 11:50 Read by Lazuli
28 10:14 Read by Lazuli
29 9:55 Read by Lazuli
30 23:43 Read by Lazuli
31 12:49 Read by Lazuli
32 21:29 Read by Lazuli
33 25:14 Read by Lazuli
34 19:55 Read by Lazuli
35 10:54 Read by Ezwa
36 24:46 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
37 19:09 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
38 18:08 Read by Lazuli
39 10:12 Read by Phil Chenevert
40 10:45 Read by Ezwa
41 11:16 Read by Lazuli
42 20:41 Read by Lazuli
43 11:30 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet

Reviews


(4.5 stars)

This book is very good and is an excellent example of a detective story. Most of the readers are very good though I wish the last reader wouldn't of had such a strong accent. I can't wait to read the next part.