СЕРИИ КНИГ MAURICE LEBLANC:

Huit coups de lhorloge. English

Huit coups de l'horloge. English

Maurice Leblanc

Mystery & Thrillers

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The Blonde Lady

The Blonde Lady

Maurice Leblanc

Mystery & Thrillers

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

The Secret of Sarek

Maurice Leblanc

Mystery & Thrillers

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

Arsène Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes

Maurice Leblanc

Mystery & Thrillers

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

The Crystal Stopper

Maurice Leblanc

Mystery & Thrillers

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

The Teeth of the Tiger

Maurice Leblanc

Mystery & Thrillers

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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The Eight Strokes of the Clock

The Eight Strokes of the Clock

Maurice Leblanc

Mystery & Thrillers

With wit and daring, a master thief battles cops, crooks, and killers In Paris, six women have vanished, only to be found a week later, emaciated and disfigured, their skulls split open. What little evidence the police have suggests that the murderer is a woman and that she is preparing to strike again.   When Prince Rénine’s lover disappears on a cold night in October, he fears that she is about to become the latest victim. Most noblemen would be helpless to rescue her before the hatchet falls, but Rénine is an alias of Arsène Lupin, the world’s greatest thief, and he will stop at nothing to catch the killer.   Fearsome creatures may lurk in the back alleys of Paris, but none is as dangerous, or as brilliant, as Arsène Lupin.   This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
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The Confessions of Arsène Lupin

The Confessions of Arsène Lupin

Maurice Leblanc

Mystery & Thrillers

The world's premier thief looks back on a lifetime of adventure in these tales of his outrageous exploits 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. The most brilliant criminal mind in all of Europe, Lupin is not above performing the occasional good deed—especially when there is reward money at stake. In these thrilling stories, the gentleman thief outwits both policemen and criminals time and time again, always making sure to pocket something for himself. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
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The Exploits of Arsène Lupin

The Exploits of Arsène Lupin

Maurice Leblanc

Mystery & Thrillers

On a transatlantic voyage, Europe's greatest criminal plots a daring caper The ship is several days out to sea when the telegram comes through with a warning that among the passengers is a disguised criminal: the fearsome Arsène Lupin. For months, Paris society has quaked at the name of the gentleman thief, whose manners are kind, whose tastes are exquisite, and who steals only from the best. When Lupin is spotted aboard the boat, his scandalous career appears to be finished. But in truth, it is just beginning. The moment he steps ashore, Lupin is captured by his nemesis, the detective Ganimard, and taken to France's infamous Prison de la Santé, where Ganimard plans to lock him up and throw away the key. But no jail in the world can hold the world's most ingenious thief for long; he has only to slip his shackles before beginning the adventure of a lifetime. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been...
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Arsène Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes

Arsène Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes

Maurice Leblanc

Mystery & Thrillers

A mysterious desk leads Lupin into a duel with a world-famous detective A mathematics professor is combing through the artifacts in a Parisian secondhand shop when a writing desk catches his eye. He buys it for his daughter in celebration of her impending marriage, but just three days later it has disappeared—stolen by the master thief Arsène Lupin. It would be nothing but an inconvenience for the professor, save for one fact: the desk contained his daughter's dowry in the form of a winning lottery ticket worth one million francs. To retrieve his ticket, the professor engages with Lupin in a delicate game of cat and mouse. The desk is but the start of the master thief's greatest adventure: the affair of the Blonde Lady, which will require the intervention of a world-famous English detective who is nearly as brilliant as Lupin himself. This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread...
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The Hollow Needle

The Hollow Needle

Maurice Leblanc

Mystery & Thrillers

A boy detective takes on the most brilliant thief in Europe In a country manor, a terrible noise awakes the household. Downstairs, the estate's secretary has been murdered. There are signs of a break-in, but everything appears to be in its proper place. What kind of thief would commit murder to steal nothing? The first detective on the case is Isidore Beautrelet, a precocious teenager who wears a fake beard to disguise the fact that he has not yet graduated from high school. Although the other investigators do not take him seriously, Beautrelet is the one to pick up the trail of Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief. Lupin, it is soon discovered, is chasing the most valuable object he has ever had the opportunity to steal: the Hollow Needle. Passed down for generations by the kings of France, it holds a secret that could undo the republic. No one has ever managed to foil one of Lupin's fiendish plans, but Beautrelet is counting on beginner's...
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