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This is a classic of all times, and probably Futrelle´s best known story. It deserves to be read.
The hero accepts to be locked in cell 13 to win a wage: he should escape before the day of his "execution".
The author, Jacques Futrelle, died in the Titanic disaster.
06/22/2011
This is the first of Lupin's books. Here, the character is introduced, and his exploits as an international bandit, are best shown.
I read it about 40 years ago. I cannot guess whether these stories would sound today as engrossing as they were to me. But give them a try; after all, Arsene Lupin is the grandfather, and in a sense the greatest, of all white-glove thieves.
06/22/2011
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Chroniquing the hystory of French crime/suspense/thriller literature, the French writers Boileau-Narcejac once wrote that in the period "between LeBlanc and Simenon, there is nobody".
06/22/2011
A surprisingly easy book to read. McGibeny's prose attracted me immediately. Very entertaining.
06/22/2011
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