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The Crystal Stopper (Arsène Lupin #5)

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Arsene Lupin may have finally met his match in Deputy Daubrecq, a cunning detective who foils Lupin's most cunning roberies, thefts, and even a kidnapping. Can the world's greatest thief get his act together, save his arrested men from the guillotine, and recover his lost honor? A thrilling adventure from the author of Arsene Lupin, Arsene Lupin vs. Herloch Sholmes, and Th ...more
Paperback, 178 pages
Published March 3rd 2003 by Wildside Press (first published 1912)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Le bouchon de cristal = The Crystal Stopper (Arsène Lupin #5), Maurice Leblanc
عنوان: درپوش کریستال؛ نویسنده: موریس لبلان
LG (A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions)
In The Crystal Stopper, Leblanc tried to up the suspense by knocking Lupin down a few notches and raising his opponent up a few notches. Sadly, the result did not work as well for me as The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar, or even Arsene Lupin.

In most of the previous Lupin stories I've read, Lupin is better than the best, always more cunning than those around him. He usually pulls off his schemes in some clever and wildly arrogant way. In this book, the tables are tur
Apr 25, 2013 Eka rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
In this book Arsene Lupin showed his other side. The defeated side.
In one of robbing attempt, Lupin's friends are caught by police and so facing death penalty.
If Lupin usually show off his confidence and wittiness, now he must face Deputy Dauberq who is not only have equal capability with Lupin's but also able to predict what that gentleman of burglar's thinking.
Most of Lupin's idea is facing deadlock. Thing getting complicated when a woman showed between them. Is she a friend or foe?

This story
Jul 07, 2009 Christian rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Hardcore Lupin fans only!
Shelves: mystery
Not the best Arsene Lupin adventure. Written later in the oeuvre, after the better books, such as Arsene Lupin and Arsene Lupin Gentleman Thief, and his much hyped face-off with Sherlock Holmes, The Hollow Needle. It's pulp fiction, pure and simple--but still a lot of fun. Skip The Crystal Stopper but do take a moment to skim the others.

You can read them for free thanks to Project Gutenberg.

Jan 22, 2015 Ag rated it it was amazing
I had sort of fallen "out of love" with these series, but with this book I can say once more that I love them. Arsène is a hero again, doing the impossible to save the life of one of his accomplices wrongfully accused of a murder. A great story.
Amelia (Dreamer of Book and Ink)
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Durante un normale giorno di routine per Arsène Lupin, ovvero durante un furto in casa del deputato Daubrecq, qualcosa non va secondo i piani. Un domestico viene ucciso e la colpa ricade su due giovani affiliati della banda del famoso ladro francese: il giovane Gilbert e il poco affidabile Vaucheray. Arrestati entrambi della polizia, preso viene fatto sapere che saranno condannati a morte. Tutta la colpa sem
Benedikta Sekar
Nov 23, 2012 Benedikta Sekar rated it really liked it
Judul buku: The Crystal Stopper

Penulis: Maurice LeBlanc

Penerjemah : Airin Kusumawardani

Penerbit dalam Bahasa Indonesia : Bukune

Tahun terbit: April, 2012

Tebal: 368 halaman

Rate: 4/5 bintang


Tidak seperti di buku-buku Serial Arsene Lupin yang lain, di buku ini Om Maurice menceritakan petualangan sang Gubernur dari sudut cerita tokoh utama kita, Arsene Lupin! Bagaimana Lupin akhirnya bertemu dengan seorang yang dapat menandingi kegeniusan, kelicikan, kelicinan, dan kekeraskepalaa
Jan 01, 2014 Ye rated it really liked it
My very first own copy of Arsen Lupin. I actually don't remember many details from it, but remember I enjoyed reading it. I saw it on a book shelf of 新华书店 during one lunch break. I was looking for new translated books to read and was out of ideas. I didn't want something to serious or heavy to read during the semester and heavy study. The name seemed different, crystal stoppers?! It's the only copy sandwiched between books. I gave it a try and it turned out to be a Lupin story. Quite different f ...more
Jan 22, 2014 Phil rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant. Quite possibly the best Arsene Lupin novel in the series so far. You do need to have read the others beforehand to appreciate the situation. We're used to our anti-hero being one-up against all his adversaries in the past (including the implausibly disguised Herlock Sholmes, master London-based consulting detective), but here Lupin is under pressure. Everything goes against him - he's battling an enemy who seems to have superhuman talents for anticipating Lupin's actions and plans. Th ...more
Oct 04, 2015 John rated it really liked it
I liked this story much better than the others of his that I have read as Lupin is much more human and fallible in this one. Not really a detective or mystery story, more of a thriller but none the worse for that.

Most enjoyable
Apr 26, 2011 Mandolin rated it really liked it
In a unique twist, the "villanous" Arsene Lupin becomes the hero of this novel when he faces a sly and blackmailing French deputy, Daubrecq, in a nail-biting adventure that seems to spell doom to Lupin and his gang. Lupin's every move seems anticipated by Daubrecq and his success in saving his followers from the guillotine remains unsure to the very end. Can his marvelous intellect really have met its match in this truly evil deputy? It certainly looks to be the case! Like the others, this book ...more
Youlee Kawai
Jan 11, 2015 Youlee Kawai rated it liked it
untuk penggemar mystery buku ini cukup menarik karena selalu ada hal-hal yang tak terduga.
Carole Mauffette
It's old fashioned but still fun to read.
Sep 22, 2014 Willy rated it really liked it
novel klasik yang wajib dibaca!
Apr 03, 2015 Penelope rated it really liked it
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Nov 28, 2013 Souvie rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, something different from the usual arrogant Lupin for a change. The story, as usual, was very captivating. The author had depicted Lupin as a real human being, who made mistakes, got defeated but would not give up his fight, then finally turned around and won the battle. It shows that no matter how good, how clever Lupin is, there has to be a time when he meets someone more clever than he. After all Lupin just can't be a 'super hero' all the time.
Dec 09, 2011 arg/machine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Funky adventures of detective/gentleman-thief Arsène Lupin. In the public domain, with a free electronic copy available here.
Knut Sigurd
Jul 29, 2014 Knut Sigurd rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Må seie at det gjekk hardt føre seg i denne boka. Skuffa over at Lupin gjer seg til drapsmann mot slutten, elles godt nøgd med intrikat mysterium og tilfredsstillande løysing.
Marts  (Thinker)
Feb 01, 2015 Marts (Thinker) rated it really liked it
Shelves: classics, mystery, crime, 2015
Arsene Lupin is faced with a rather tough opponent in detective Daubrecq, some of his plans fall through and then he must help his friends escape a death penalty...
Nov 18, 2012 Anni rated it liked it
here, Arsene Lupin must fight with Daubrecq the man with no honor who is really an evil. Lupin, is in most of the story, lost. only by luck then he can win.
May 08, 2015 Tatra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, ebook, 2015, 2015-may
It's a bit frustrating that Lupin's the one being given the runaround, but it is still brilliant enough to be fun.
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Maurice Leblanc began as a journalist, until asked to write a short story filler, and gentleman thief (later detective) Arsène Lupin, more gallant and dashing than English counterpart Sherlock Holmes.
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