Maurice Leblanc 1864—1941

Maurice Leblanc

About

Maurice Marie Émile Leblanc was a French novelist and writer of short stories, known primarily as the creator of the fictional gentleman thief and detective Arsène Lupin, often described as a French counterpart to Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation Sherlock Holmes.

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    813 (1910)

    When one of Arséne Lupin’ victims is found dead in a way that implicates the wily criminal, he insists on heading the police search for the real murdere...read more »

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    Arsène Lupin (1909)

    Germaine de Gournay-Martin, daughter of a very upper class family, just bought the castle Charmerace, and will finally, after seven years of engagement,...read more »

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    Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar (1907)

    Arsène Lupin is a witty confidence man and burglar, the Sherlock Holmes of crime. The poor and innocent have nothing to fear from him; often they profit...read more »

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    Arsène Lupin vs. Herlock Sholmes (1908)

    Leblanc’s creation, gentleman thief Arsene Lupin, is everything you would expect from a French aristocrat – witty, charming, brilliant, sly…and possibly...read more »

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    The Blonde Lady (1910)

    Please note: The Blonde Lady was released in the UK under the title Arsene Lupin vs. Herlock Sholmes; both are the same story. LeBlanc’s creation, gentl...read more »

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    The Confessions of Arsène Lupin (1912)

    This collection of ten new adventures in the career of Lupin, the gentleman burglar, presents more puzzling criminal involvements of the classic French ...read more »

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    The Crystal Stopper (1912)

    Arsène Lupin may have finally met his match in Deputy Daubrecq, a cunning detective who foils Lupin’s most cunning robberies, thefts, and even a kidnapp...read more »

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    The Eight Strokes of the Clock (1922)

    The eight strokes of the clock is a collection of stories of Maurice Leblanc featuring the adventures of Arsene Lupin, all of which have a common thread...read more »

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    The Frontier (1912)

    “The Frontier” is that old idea of the conflict between the old and the new, between fathers and sons, between the intense convictions of yesterday and ...read more »

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    The Golden Triangle (1917)

    Captain Patrice Belval falls in love with Little Mother Coralie, a nurse who attended to his war injuries, completely unaware of the past and the future...read more »

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    The Hollow Needle (1909)

    The gentleman thief returns in this intricately plotted tale of disguises, loot, and love. Once more Lupin is at large, snatching fortunes from under th...read more »

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    The Secret of Sarek (1919)

    The war has led to so many upheavals that not many people now remember the Hergemont scandal of seventeen years ago. Let us recall the details in a few ...read more »

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    The Teeth of the Tiger (1914)

    This is one of three novels about Lupin written in World War 1. Lupin is a sincere hero who has failings, which ender him to the reader. This romance an...read more »

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    The Three Eyes (1919)

    Leblanc’s first foray into pure science fiction. Scholar Dorgeroux dies before completing his mysterious message–whether it’s a formula or the name of h...read more »

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    The Tremendous Event (1920)

    A classic novel blending romance, adventure, and science fiction, The Tremendous Event is sure to appeal to fans of LeBlanc’s detective fiction. The tre...read more »

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    The Woman of Mystery (1916)

    Paul and Elisabeth Delroze, while newlyweds, arrive at Ornequin Castle, which is located above the small town of Lorraine Corvigny, a few kilometers fro...read more »