Inspector Hanaud

by A. E. W. Mason

Series Description

Inspector Gabriel Hanaud is a fictional French policeman depicted by the British writer A. E. W. Mason. He was modelled on two real-life heads of the Paris Sûreté, Macé and Goron and has been described as the “first major fiction police detective of the Twentieth Century”. The inspector has been seen as one of a number of influences on the creation of Agatha Christie’s Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.

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    1. At the Villa Rose (1910)

    In this thriller by A.E.W. Mason, Inspector Hanaud goes to the Villa Rose, where a wealthy widow has been cruelly murdered for her jewels. At the Villa more »

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    2. The House of the Arrow (1924)

    The House of the Arrow is a detective novel that has inspired movies in French in English, featuring the fictional French detective Inspector Hanaud. more »

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    3. The Prisoner in the Opal (1928)

    The scene is the south of France. An English lady has been murdered and a beautiful American girl has disappeared. Discovered is a body with a severed more »

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    4. They Wouldn't Be Chessmen (1934)

    Inspector Hanaud, Mason’s cunning French detective, investigates a plot to steal a priceless pearl necklace belonging to the Rajah of Chitipur. A young more »

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    5. The House in Lordship Lane (1946)

    Enter Bryan Devisher, over the side of the ketch in which Mordaunt was taking Mr. Julius Ricardo home to London on the summons of his old friend, more »