Huit coups de l'horloge. English

      Maurice Leblanc
Huit coups de lhorloge. English

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    The Blonde Lady

      Maurice Leblanc
The Blonde Lady

What a din along the boulevards on the day when the newsboys shouted: "Arrest of Arsene Lupin!" My excuse for duplicating reports that we all heard from the newsboys is that I can supply something new: I can furnish the key to the puzzle. There is always a certain mystery about these adventures: I can dispel it. I reprint articles that have been read over and over again; I copy out old interviews: but all these things I rearrange and classify and put to the exact test of truth. My collaborator in this work is Arsene Lupin himself, whose kindness to me is inexhaustible. I am also under an occasional obligation to the unspeakable Wilson, the friend and confidant of Holmlock Shears.
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    The Secret of Sarek

      Maurice Leblanc
The Secret of Sarek

Into the picturesque village of Le Faouet, situated in the very heart of Brittany, there drove one morning in the month of May a lady whose spreading grey cloak and the thick veil that covered her face failed to hide her remarkable beauty and perfect grace of figure. The lady took a hurried lunch at the principal inn. Then, at about half-past eleven, she begged the proprietor to look after her bag for her, asked for a few particulars about the neighbourhood and walked through the village into the open country. The road almost immediately branched into two, of which one led to Quimper and the other to Quimperlé. Selecting the latter, she went down into the hollow of a valley, climbed up again and saw on her right, at the corner of another road, a sign-post bearing the inscription, "Locriff, 3 kilometers."
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    Arsène Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes

      Maurice Leblanc
Arsène Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes

This early work by Maurice Leblanc was originally published in English in 1910 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Arsène Lupin vs. Herlock Sholmes is a collection of two adventures which feature a match of wits between Lupin and Herlock Sholmes, a transparent reference to Sherlock Holmes, the hero of Conan Doyle's detective stories. Maurice Marie Émile Leblanc was born on 11th November 1864 in Rouen, Normandy, France. He was a novelist and writer of short stories, known primarily as the creator of the fictional gentleman thief and detective, Arsène Lupin. Leblanc spent his early education at the Lycée Pierre Corneille (in Rouen), and after studying in several countries and dropping out of law school, he settled in Paris and began to write fiction. From the start, Leblanc wrote both short crime stories and longer novels – and his lengthier tomes, heavily influenced by writers such as Flaubert and Maupassant, were critically admired, but met with little commercial success. Leblanc was largely considered little more than a writer of short stories for various French periodicals when the first Arsène Lupin story appeared. It was published as a series of stories in the magazine 'Je Sais Trout', starting on 15th July, 1905. Clearly created at editorial request under the influence of, and in reaction to, the wildly successful Sherlock Holmes stories, the roguish and glamorous Lupin was a surprise success and Leblanc's fame and fortune beckoned. In total, Leblanc went on to write twenty-one Lupin novels or collections of short stories. On this success, he later moved to a beautiful country-side retreat in Étreat (in the Haute-Normandie region in north-western France), which today is a museum dedicated to the Arsène Lupin books. Leblanc was awarded the Légion d'Honneur - the highest decoration in France - for his services to literature. He died in Perpignan (the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France) on 6th November 1941, at the age of seventy-six. He is buried in the prestigious Montparnasse Cemetery of Paris.
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    The Crystal Stopper

      Maurice Leblanc
The Crystal Stopper

In this fast-paced mystery from Maurice Leblanc, criminal genius Arsene Lupin sets out to prove the truth of the old saying about honor among thieves. During a burglary, two of his sometimes accomplices are apprehended and ultimately sentenced to death. But Lupin is convinced of the innocence of one of the men who has been arrested and sets out to verify that his hunch is correct.
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    The Teeth of the Tiger

      Maurice Leblanc
The Teeth of the Tiger

Regarded by many as one of the best novels featuring criminal mastermind Arsene Lupin, The Teeth of the Tiger centers around a massive inheritance that is being managed by a mysterious nobleman named Don Luis Perenna. But when the heirs and heiresses who are owed part of the fortune begin turning up dead, Perenna's true identity is called into question.
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