Émile Gaboriau (November 9, 1832 – September 28, 1873), was a French writer, novelist, and journalist, and a pioneer of modern detective fiction.
Gaboriau was born in the small town of Saujon, Charente-Maritime. He became a secretary to Paul Féval, and after publishing some novels and miscellaneous writings, found his real gift in L'Affaire Lerouge (1866).
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''Woman submits to her fate; man makes his.''Émile Gaboriau (1835-1873), French author. Mlle. Lucienne, in Other People's Money, pt. 1, ch. 27.