The Mystery of Orcival


Read by Celine Major

(4.6 stars; 7 reviews)

The Mystery of Orcival is a wonderful example of the brilliant methods of deduction which Emile Gaboriau's "Le Coq" inspired in future detective novels. When the body of the Countess de Tremorel is discovered by poachers on the castle grounds and the count is nowhere to be found, M. Lecoq of La Surete is dispatched by the Prefecture of Police to investigate.  An obvious suspect is quickly apprehended but Le Coq discovers that the evidence left behind was meant to mislead him in his search for the murderer. His quick mind and exceptional genius for discovering the minutest detail astound the old justice of the peace, the doctor and others who assist him as he unravels the very complicated plot which led to the murder of the countess and the disappearance of the count. - Summary by Celine Major (11 hr 35 min)

Chapters

Chapters 1-2 35:35 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 3 25:12 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 4-5 39:16 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 6 21:36 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 7 33:06 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 8-9 43:33 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 10 part 1 24:15 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 10 Part 2 26:15 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 11 19:49 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 12 23:20 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 13 25:54 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 14 24:46 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 15 25:13 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 16-17 33:26 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 18 29:16 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 19 34:34 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 20 36:56 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 21-22 31:25 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 23 42:23 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 24 part 1 31:14 Read by Celine Major
Chapter 24 Part 2 26:21 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 25-26 42:36 Read by Celine Major
Chapters 27-28 19:09 Read by Celine Major

Reviews


(3.5 stars)

This is awfully long and unnecessarily melodramatic. I find all of the characters unlikeable. Nevertheless, I appreciate Celine Major for recording this and many other great books. It is nice to have something new to listen to.