Crime Fiction before WW1 : The Albert Méricant series

Méricant romans policiers

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(With thanks to Philippe Aurousseau, & Courtesy of Oncle-Archibald.blogspot.fr)

Parisian  publisher Albert Méricant launched Les Romans Policiers in 1911, one of the very first series worldwide to be explicitly  devoted  to Crime Fiction.French author  George Meirs  (Jean-Rémy Machoux 1878-1962) penned there two cycles of adventures of English characters. The first was devoted to the adventures of William Tharps, a textual cousin of Sherlock Holmes; the second, to  the adventures of Walter Clarck.