The Blonde Lady

Being a Record of the Duel of Wits between Arsène Lupin and the English Detective

Cover image for

Download


Author: Maurice LeBlanc
Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 63,862 / 199 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.9
LoC Category: PZ
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 5,691
Added to site: 2008.03.16
mnybks.net#: 20325
Origin: gutenberg.org

A battle of wits between master criminal Arsène Lupin, and the English detective "Holmlock Shears."

Show Excerpt

myself. Arsène Lupin stole the major's letter with the lottery-ticket."

"Tell him to prove it," was Lupin's rejoinder to the journalists.

"But he stole the desk!" exclaimed M. Gerbois in front of the same journalists.

"Tell him to prove it!" retorted Lupin once again.

And a delightful entertainment was provided for the public by this duel between the two owners of number 514, series 23, by the constant coming and going of the journalists and by the coolness of Arsène Lupin as opposed to the frenzy of poor M. Gerbois.

Unhappy man! The press was full of his lamentations! He confessed the full extent of his misfortunes in a touchingly ingenuous way:

"It's Suzanne's dowry, gentlemen, that the villain has stolen!... For myself, personally, I don't care; but for Suzanne! Just think, a million! Ten hundred thousand francs! Ah, I always said the desk contained a treasure!"

He was told in vain that his adversary, when taking away the desk, knew nothing of

Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2012.12.11
Henry L. Ratliff
***..


* The French gentleman thief Arsine Lupin vs. the English detective Holmlock Shears.

*Two encounters, over stolen jewelry, test the ingenuity of one against the wits of the other.

* Lupin, although not a Robbin Hood, has his kinder side, but not for a chance to outdo the police or an adversary.

A pleasant dose of humor and satire that does not get in the way of the mystery plots..


(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Blonde Lady by Maurice LeBlanc - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for The Blonde Lady by Maurice LeBlanc - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for The Blonde Lady by Maurice LeBlanc - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for The Blonde Lady by Maurice LeBlanc - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for The Blonde Lady by Maurice LeBlanc - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for The Blonde Lady by Maurice LeBlanc - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?
by Hope Callaghan
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Hollywood Assassin
by M.Z. Kelly
The Secret Adversary
by Agatha Christie
Crime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Adventures of the Infallible Godahl
by Frederick Irving Anderson
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
A Study In Scarlet
by Arthur Conan Doyle

See more popular titles from this genre.