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  • Maurice Leblanc

    The Lady with the hatchet is a short story in the « The Eight Strokes of the Clock » collection of eight short stories by Maurice Leblanc. Their main character: Arsène Lupin, the beloved gentleman thief, one of the most famous characters of the detective genre. All eight stories are independent but brought together by a leading thread. Posing as Prince Rénine, Lupin uses his legendary wit to free a young woman from a tedious destiny before having her make him a promise: she will become his bride if together, they manage to solve seven other mysteries before the eighth stroke of the clock, three months from then. This adventure will lead them from fearsome foes to tricky riddles, each...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    The Confessions of Arsène Lupin: ten grippling short stories in which the world's premier thief looks back on a lifetime of adventure and mysteries. He uses his wit and courage to outsmart criminals, pull wool over the eyes of the French police, and solve terrifying mysteries, always keeping just enough time to save a pretty lady and pocket something for himself. Intelligent, witty, funny: there is the real gentleman thief in all his brilliance! "Two hundred thousand francs reward!!" is the first story out of ten. The next are: The Wedding-ring, the Sign of the Shadow, the Infernal Trap, the Red Silk Scarf, Shadowed by Death, A tragedy in the forest of Morgues, Lupin's marriage, the...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    The Confessions of Arsène Lupin: ten grippling short stories in which the world's premier thief looks back on a lifetime of adventure and mysteries. He uses his wit and courage to outsmart criminals, pull wool over the eyes of the French police, and solve terrifying mysteries, always keeping just enough time to save a pretty lady and pocket something for himself. Intelligent, witty, funny: there is the real gentleman thief in all his brilliance! The Wedding-ring is the second story out of ten. The next are: the Sign of the Shadow, the Infernal Trap, the Red Silk Scarf, Shadowed by Death, A tragedy in the forest of Morgues, Lupin's marriage, the Invisible Prisoner, and Edith...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    The Confessions of Arsène Lupin: ten grippling short stories in which the world's premier thief looks back on a lifetime of adventure and mysteries. He uses his wit and courage to outsmart criminals, pull wool over the eyes of the French police, and solve terrifying mysteries, always keeping just enough time to save a pretty lady and pocket something for himself. Intelligent, witty, funny: there is the real gentleman thief in all his brilliance! The Sign of the Shadow is the third story out of ten. The next are: the Infernal Trap, the Red Silk Scarf, Shadowed by Death, A tragedy in the forest of Morgues, Lupin's marriage, the Invisible Prisoner, and Edith...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    The Confessions of Arsène Lupin: ten grippling short stories in which the world's premier thief looks back on a lifetime of adventure and mysteries. He uses his wit and courage to outsmart criminals, pull wool over the eyes of the French police, and solve terrifying mysteries, always keeping just enough time to save a pretty lady and pocket something for himself. Intelligent, witty, funny: there is the real gentleman thief in all his brilliance! The Infernal Trap is the fourth story out of ten. The next are: the Red Silk Scarf, Shadowed by Death, A tragedy in the forest of Morgues, Lupin's marriage, the Invisible Prisoner, and Edith...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    The Confessions of Arsène Lupin: ten grippling short stories in which the world's premier thief looks back on a lifetime of adventure and mysteries. He uses his wit and courage to outsmart criminals, pull wool over the eyes of the French police, and solve terrifying mysteries, always keeping just enough time to save a pretty lady and pocket something for himself. Intelligent, witty, funny: there is the real gentleman thief in all his brilliance! The Red Silk Scarf is the fifth story out of ten. The next are: Shadowed by Death, A tragedy in the forest of Morgues, Lupin's marriage, the Invisible Prisoner, and Edith...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    The Confessions of Arsène Lupin: ten grippling short stories in which the world's premier thief looks back on a lifetime of adventure and mysteries. He uses his wit and courage to outsmart criminals, pull wool over the eyes of the French police, and solve terrifying mysteries, always keeping just enough time to save a pretty lady and pocket something for himself. Intelligent, witty, funny: there is the real gentleman thief in all his brilliance! Shadowed by Death is the sixth story out of ten. The next are: A tragedy in the forest of Morgues, Lupin's marriage, the Invisible Prisoner, and Edith...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    The Confessions of Arsène Lupin: ten grippling short stories in which the world's premier thief looks back on a lifetime of adventure and mysteries. He uses his wit and courage to outsmart criminals, pull wool over the eyes of the French police, and solve terrifying mysteries, always keeping just enough time to save a pretty lady and pocket something for himself. Intelligent, witty, funny: there is the real gentleman thief in all his brilliance! A tragedy in the forest of Morgues is the seventh story out of ten. The next are: Lupin's marriage, the Invisible Prisoner, and Edith...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    The Confessions of Arsène Lupin: ten grippling short stories in which the world's premier thief looks back on a lifetime of adventure and mysteries. He uses his wit and courage to outsmart criminals, pull wool over the eyes of the French police, and solve terrifying mysteries, always keeping just enough time to save a pretty lady and pocket something for himself. Intelligent, witty, funny: there is the real gentleman thief in all his brilliance! Lupin's marriage is the eigth story out of ten. The next are the Invisible Prisoner and Edith...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    The Confessions of Arsène Lupin: ten grippling short stories in which the world's premier thief looks back on a lifetime of adventure and mysteries. He uses his wit and courage to outsmart criminals, pull wool over the eyes of the French police, and solve terrifying mysteries, always keeping just enough time to save a pretty lady and pocket something for himself. Intelligent, witty, funny: there is the real gentleman thief in all his brilliance! The Invisible Prisoner is the ninth story out of ten. The next is Edith...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    The Confessions of Arsène Lupin: ten grippling short stories in which the world's premier thief looks back on a lifetime of adventure and mysteries. He uses his wit and courage to outsmart criminals, pull wool over the eyes of the French police, and solve terrifying mysteries, always keeping just enough time to save a pretty lady and pocket something for himself. Intelligent, witty, funny: there is the real gentleman thief in all his brilliance! Edith Swan-Neck is the last story of this collection of ten...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    - Crebleu de crebleu ! s'écria-t-il en un accès de révolte furieuse, quel bonhomme infernal ! Si jamais je le repince, celui-là ! Mais Rouxval se disait que Petitgris n'était autre qu'Arsène Lupin, et qu'Arsène Lupin n'était pas de ceux qu'on...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    Arsene Lupin: one of the most famous and intriguing figures of French detective literature. He was created by Maurice Leblanc, a brilliant journalist, writer and storyteller, and is the hero of a total of 24 books, novels and short stories alike. The fictional gentleman thief is a master of disguise, a criminal genius and a moral figure well-set in righting a few wrongs himself when Justice can't be bothered. "The Extraordinary Life of Arsène Lupin in Prison", as per the original title, opens with a letter from Lupin to Baron Nathan Cahorn. Lupin demands the wealthy Baron send him several of his most precious valuables, or else... he will come and take everything. But Lupin is incarcerated...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    Ten grippling short stories of Arsene Lupin: one of the most famous and intriguing figures of French detective literature. He was created by Maurice Leblanc, a brilliant journalist, writer and storyteller, and is the hero of a total of 24 books, novels and short stories alike. The fictional gentleman thief is a master of disguise, a criminal genius and a moral figure well-set in righting a few wrongs himself when Justice can't be bothered. The 10 short stories : The invisible prisoner, The infernal trap, Arsène Lupin in prison, The arrest of Arsene Lupin, The seven of hearts, Herlock Sholmès arrives too late, Two hundred thousand francs reward, The wedding ring, The sign of the shadow,...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    Fifteen grippling short stories of Arsene Lupin: one of the most famous and intriguing figures of French detective literature. He was created by Maurice Leblanc, a brilliant journalist, writer and storyteller, and is the hero of a total of 24 books, novels and short stories alike. The fictional gentleman thief is a master of disguise, a criminal genius and a moral figure well-set in righting a few wrongs himself when Justice can't be bothered. The invisible prisoner, The infernal trap, Arsène Lupin in prison, The arrest of Arsene Lupin, The seven of hearts, Herlock Sholmès arrives too late, Two hundred thousand francs reward, The wedding ring, The sign of the shadow, Edith Swan neck ; The...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    The first of Maurice Leblanc’s collections about his devilish, debonair rogue, Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar presents eight dazzling short stories that display some of Lupin’s greatest thefts and escapes. Lupin robs from within prison, leaves its walls with ease, steals priceless diamonds from the rich and outwits the greatest detective of all: Sherlock Holmes. Witty, cunning and taunting, Lupin is a genius on the wrong side of the law, although his noble code of ethics and Robin-Hood-like ways often see him use his talents for...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    The outrageous tales of the gentleman thief Arsène Lupin In “Two Hundred Thousand Francs Reward!,” it has been a fortnight since the baroness Repstein disappeared from Paris, taking with her a fortune in jewels stolen from her husband. French detectives have chased her all over Europe, following the trail of gemstones like so many precious breadcrumbs, but she has eluded their efforts. When Arsène Lupin finds her, she will not escape so easily. Meanwhile in “The Wedding-Ring,” a wife desperately tries to outwit a husband set on divorce and willing to use their son as a pawn. A greedy stepfather, a strange car accident, a false wedding announcement, and more are woven through...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    The world's greatest gentleman thief is back and this time he must summon all his brilliance and prowess to escape the clutches of his most worthy adversary: the master English detective, Herlock Sholmes! Assisted by his trusty companion Dr Wilson, Sholmes is called to Paris to investigate crimes believed to involve the legendary debonair rogue Lupin. In The Blonde Lady, the first of the volume's two stories, Sholmes finds himself on the trail of Lupin after a series of seamless thefts by a mysterious woman, while in The Jewish Lamp the two are drawn back into conflict after the inexplicable disappearance of an antique piece of jewellery. Will the mischievous French gentleman outsmart his...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    Discover the many faces of Arsène Lupin as you've never seen them before in this original compilation from Skyboat Media and Blackstone Publishing. Arsène Lupin boldly makes a name for himself in "Madame Imbert's Safe" as he attempts to steal from a couple who may be hiding more than just money, and flaunts his keen eye as he traces a cold case in "The Queen's Necklace." In "The Arrest of Arsène Lupin," passengers onboard a transatlantic steamer fear for their valuables when the captain announces that Arsène Lupin has snuck onto the ship ... and he could be disguised as anyone. In "Sherlock Holmes Arrives Too Late," Lupin goes head-to-head with Holmes, but someone from Lupin's past...read more

  • Maurice Leblanc

    Fine-art aficionado. Master of disguise. Jewelry expert. Historian. Gentleman. Burglar. Arsène Lupin is all of these and more. In 1905, Maurice Leblanc introduced his gentleman burglar in the story 'L'Arrestation d'Arsène Lupin'. Shortly thereafter, the stories were collected as one single volume. In these charming adventures, Lupin orchestrates a myriad of extravagant heists in the very face of the determined Inspector Ganimard. With his sparkling wit, his sharp eye for detail, and his incredible gift of anticipation, Lupin carries off the most amazing thefts and never leaves a clue behind. And yet he is ever the embodiment of gentlemanly manners and old-school chivalry. Take these first...read more