The Lerouge Case by Émile Gaboriau – Part One
We discuss chapters 1-7 of The Lerouge Case by Émile Gaboriau, as we take our first steps outside of England in to the wide world of detective fiction. An obvious crime with no obvious culprit and no impossible alibi sees the gendarme call on our detective, Tabaret, to solve the murder of the Widow Lerouge. Can Flex cut through the seemingly endless coincidences that drive the story? Can Herds pronounce a single French word correctly? Probably not. We also have Dr. Keith Rathbone on the show to talk with us about the tumultuous context Gaboriau wrote in.