Leblanc (1864-1941) was a French novelist and writer of short stories, known primarily as the creator of the fictional gentleman thief and detective Arsene Lupin, often described as a French counterpart to Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. Lupin first appeared in a series of short stories serialised in the magazine Je sais tout, starting on 15 July 1905, and the roguish and glamorous character was a surprise success, leading to fame and fortune for Leblanc who went on to write 21 Lupin novels or collections of short stories. This novel, subtitled The Return of Arsene Lupin, was first published in 1917.
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About the Author
Maurice Marie Émile Leblanc (1864 - 1941) was largely considered little more than a writer of short stories for various French periodicals when the first Arsène Lupin story appeared in a series of short stories serialized in the magazine Je Sais Tout, starting in No. 6, dated 15 July 1905. Clearly created at editorial request under the influence of and in reaction to, the wildly successful Sherlock Holmes stories, the roguish and glamorous Lupin was a surprise success and Leblanc's fame and fortune beckoned. In total, Leblanc went on to write twenty-one Lupin novels or collections of short stories.