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    • Memoirs of Vidocq

    • Master of Crime
    • By: Francis Eugene Vidocq, Edwin Gile (translator)
    • Narrated by: John Mawson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Criminal exploits, secret agent intrigue, and clever disguises fill the pages of Francois Eugene Vidocq’s memoirs. A legendary figure in history, Vidocq is known as the first detective and an inspiration to great writers such as Honore de Balzac, Victor Hugo and Edgar Allen Poe. As a player in the criminal underworld, Vidocq is a master of disguises and an accomplished thief, eventually turning his unlawful talents toward catching criminals as the first French chief of secret police.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Detective, Master Thief--Model for Sherlock Holmes

    • By Susie on 04-29-13

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