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Boisgobey, Fortune du, born at Granville in Normandy. Alter several campaigns as army paymaster in Algeria, he tried his fortune as a novelist and made his debut in the Petit Journal. His sensational stories, which are in some respects modelled upon those of Gaboriau, but do not approach the dramatic fitness and keeping of the latter, have achieved a certain amount of popularity even in England, where translations have appeared. Some of his works are: - L'Homme sans Nom; Le Forcat Colonel; L'As de Coeur; Les Mysteres de Nouveau Paris; Le Crime de l'Opera; and Le Secret de Berthe.