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The Arsene Lupin Omnibus

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Arsene Lupin
The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin
The Hollow Needle
The Crystal Stopper
The Teeth of the Tiger
The Eight Strokes of the Clock
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Published September 29th 2010 by Archiebooks (first published 1930)
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Mar 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is terribly funny and will appeal to Holmes fans. I'm amazed it's not better-known.
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A thoroughly enjoyable collection, worth a look for The Eight Strokes of the Clock alone. As a Holmes fan I can't quite bring myself to like Arsene Lupin versus Holmlock Shears, but I can appreciate a decent mystery when I see one; not necessarily enough to recommend it by itself though. The Golden Triangle is where long-form starts to suit Lupin, though it works more as an adventure than as a particularly airtight mystery. And The Confessions of Arsene Lupin are a decent starting point for some ...more
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Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
На всеки велик детектив трябва да му се опре поне веднъж в кариерата някой ярък криминален мастермайнд , че да го завлече една идея над благоприличието и размърдването на сиви мозъчни клетчици с друга , по-лична цел, освен основната свързана с общочовешкото добро. И ако на Шерлок Холмс му се падна веднъж всъщност не особено брилянтния Мориарти, то французите са се погрижили да отвърнат на английския удар с тяхно си шмекерджийско франсе, в чиито възможности е напълно и без особени усилия да поста ...more
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic
This Wordsworth edition is a selection of Maurice Leblanc's Arsène Lupin stories, including -
No. 2 Arsène Lupin versus Holmlock Shears (Arsène Lupin contre Herlock Sholmès, 1908)
No. 6 The Confessions of Arsène Lupin (Les Confidences d'Arsène Lupin, 1913)
No. 8 The Golden Triangle (Le Triangle d'or, 1918)
No.11 The Eight Strokes of the Clock (Les Huit Coups de l'horloge, 1923)

A choice of four Maurice Leblanc's books. The first is two long stories in which Lupin comes up against English detective H
This is, I think, a collection of four books of Lupin stories which vary in quality. Overall, it is still enjoyable read, but the longer stories suffer from being so, and I found some of the old fashioned morals a bit off-putting as they are generally from Lupin himself, or those we are meant to side with. If you do get the book, don't read the chapter titles in the contents page as there's a rather larger spoiler in there.
Oct 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you like Hercule Poirot, you will like Arsene Lupin. I don't think the Lupin mysteries are quite as deft as Poirot, and sometimes not all the threads come together, but the characters and the delicious interplay between the detective and his greatest and most admired criminal genius are really enjoyable.
Mar 02, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: unfinished
I've read about 100 pages of this. I thought it was fun and quite enjoyed it, but now I've got the sense of what it's about and how it's written, I don't feel any need to carry on with it.
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
One of my favorites character since a long time, great reading!
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Maurice Leblanc (1864 - 1941) was a French novelist, best known as the creator of gentleman thief (later detective) Arsène Lupin.

Leblanc began as a journalist, until he was asked to write a short story filler, and created, more gallant and dashing than English counterpart Sherlock Holmes.
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