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  • “There is precisely where you are mistaken!” exclaimed old Tirauclair, exultantly.

    Monsieur Lecoq �mile Gaboriau 2003

  • Although Lecoq and Father Absinthe were much nearer the door than old Tirauclair, neither of them had heard the slightest sound; and they looked at each other in astonishment, wondering whether their host had been playing a little farce for their benefit, or whether his sense of hearing was really so acute as this incident would seem to indicate.

    Monsieur Lecoq �mile Gaboriau 2003

  • On a large canopied bed, sweating and panting beneath the weight of numerous blankets, lay the two-faced oracle — Tirauclair, of the Prefecture — Tabaret, of the Rue Saint Lazare.

    Monsieur Lecoq �mile Gaboriau 2003

  • It was only the officials of the detective force who knew that Tirauclair and

    Monsieur Lecoq �mile Gaboriau 2003

  • Old Tirauclair spoke with such vehemence that even Father

    Monsieur Lecoq �mile Gaboriau 2003

  • Old Tirauclair turned so suddenly in his bed that his forgotten gout drew from him a terrible groan.

    Monsieur Lecoq �mile Gaboriau 2003

  • And to think that he had been proud of his exploits, that he had boasted of his cunning, that he had plumed himself on his keenness of scent, that he had been flattered by that ridiculous sobriquet, "Tirauclair."

    The Widow Lerouge ��mile Gaboriau 1852

  • 'Tirauclair,' from a phrase he is constantly in the habit of repeating.

    The Widow Lerouge ��mile Gaboriau 1852

  • Your game was well played; but you omitted to provide against two adversaries, a detective, not easily deceived, named Tirauclair, and another still more clever, named chance.

    The Widow Lerouge ��mile Gaboriau 1852

  • Old Tabaret, more Tirauclair than ever, gesticulated with such comical vehemence and such remarkable contortions that even the tall clerk smiled, for which, however, he took himself severely to task on going to bed that night.

    The Widow Lerouge ��mile Gaboriau 1852


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  • M. Taboret was called Tirauclair because of his habit of saying that things must be "brought to light".

    Some time before Mr. Holmes, M. Tirauclair was able to reconstruct a crime scene very accurately just from keen observation of the evidence at hand. No DNA, no fingerprints or blood samples, but he did very well without these conveniences. Like M. Poirot, he relied on his "little grey cells". I think he was featured in only one novel: The Lerouge Affair by Emile Gaboriau. Because of his acuity, his acquaintances called him Mr. Bringtolight.

    November 16, 2012

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    November 17, 2012