In this collection of ten stories, master of disguise and gentleman thief par excellence Arsène Lupin never fails to dazzle, charm, and amuse while outwitting the dogged Detective Ganimard, policemen, and criminals time and time again.
Although he had yet to experience the adventures to come in The Hollow Needle and 813, Lupin was nevertheless already famous when these stories unfold for “making his daily effort, doing evil from day to day and doing a little good as well, naturally and for the love of the thing.” Leave it to Lupin to unwind the mysteries of murders, misdeeds, greedy schemes, and strange events, while spinning some mysteries of his own.
Lupin has been depicted in countless film and stage adaptions, most recently as the inspiration of the Netflix series, Lupin, starring Omar Sy. This Warbler Classics edition includes a detailed chronology of Leblanc’s life and work.
Maurice Leblanc (1864-1947) was a French writer best known for creating the fictional character Arsène Lupin. Lupin’s first appearance in Je sais tout, a French periodical, heralded the arrival of the most captivating crook of the literary world. Leblanc would go on to feature his masterful thief in novels and short stories for the next thirty years.
“A guess that answers every question is not far from being the truth ….”
—from the book
Price: $9.95 (paperback) | $3.99 (ebook)
Pages: 205 pages
Book dimensions: 5.25 x 0.53 x 8 in
Published: June 29, 2021