The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar

Maurice LEBLANC (1864 - 1941), translated by UNKNOWN ( - )

A contemporary of Arthur Conan Doyle, Maurice Leblanc (1864-1941) was the creator of the character of gentleman thief Arsène Lupin who, in France, has enjoyed a popularity as long-lasting and considerable as Sherlock Holmes in the English-speaking world. This is the delightful first of twenty volumes in the Arsène Lupin series written by Leblanc himself. In an unprecedented act of literary pastiche and cross-over, Sherlock Holmes and Lupin actually meet, briefly in this first volume, and more substantially in the next. But after legal objections from Conan Doyle, the name was changed to "Herlock Sholmes." (adapted from Wikipedia by a.r.dobbs)

Genre(s): Detective Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Arrest of Arsene Lupin Karen Savage
Play 02 Arsene Lupin in Prison Gesine
Play 03 The Escape of Arsene Lupin Peter Yearsley
Play 04 The Mysterious Traveller Gesine
Play 05 The Queen's Necklace Julian Jamison
Play 06 The Seven of Hearts Tim Bulkeley
Play 07 Madame Imbert's Safe Alex Patterson
Play 08 The Black Pearl Gesine
Play 09 Sherlock Holmes Arrives Too Late Tim Bulkeley