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The Exploits of Juve

Being the Second of the Series of the ''Fantômas'' Detective Tales

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Author: Marcel Allain
Co-author: Pierre Souvestre
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,210 / 171 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.1
LoC Category: PQ
Series: Fantômas
Downloads: 2,412
Added to site: 2009.12.03
mnybks.net#: 25925
Origin: gutenberg.org

In this continuation Fantômas appears as the leader of a gang of Apaches, and as a physician of standing. Juve tracks the criminal to his secret hiding-place, but Fantômas escapes.

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"Fifty thousand at least, the Cooper told me."

Loupart nodded, waved the Beard aside and resumed:

"Address it to

"Monsieur Juve,

"Commissioner of Safety,

"At the Prefecture, Paris."


II

ON THE TRACK

The daily paper, The Capital, was about to go to press. The editors had handed over the last slips of copy with the latest news.

"Well, Fandor," asked the Secretary, "nothing more for me?"

"No, nothing."

"You won't spring a 'latest' on me?"

"Not unless the President of the Republic should be assassinated."

"Right enough. But don't joke. Lord, there's something else to be done just now."

The "setter up" appeared in the editor's rooms:

"I want sharp type for 'one,' and eight lines for 'two.'"

Discreetly, as a man accustomed to the business, Fandor withdrew on he

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2011.11.26
cal
****.

Exciting from start to finish. Like being on a roller coaster ride. Edgier than English myteries of the period. Fantomas is not 'gentleman thief'; rather sociopathic criminal mastermind. You keep reading to see what he'll think of next.



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