Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief by Maurice Leblanc

Author: Maurice Leblanc
Original title: Arsène Lupin, gentleman-cambrioleur
Pages: 254
Edition Language: Russian
Series: Arsène Lupin #1
Format: Paperback 
Genres: Classics, Mystery

   Created by Maurice LeBlanc during the early twentieth century, Arsene 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 from his spontaneous generosity. The rich and powerful, and the detective who tries to spoil his fun, however, must beware. They are the target of Arsene’s mischief and tomfoolery.  Sparkling with amusing banter, these stories—the best of the Lupin series—are outrageous, melodramatic, and literate.

My thoughts: 
      I have never heard about this Sherlock Holmes of crime, and I happy to read this book. It is not I am now a fan of Arsene Lupin and will read all the books, but really enjoyed the book and found it an easy and funny read. The book is full of style and  high society demeanor. You can feel the book was written at the beginning of the 20th century by the author style: it is so calm, full of dignity and manners. Unfortunately, the characters and adventure seem a bit out of date and someone who is just getting into the series must not expect mind-blowing events and action, but a cozy and enjoyable read.

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