Maurice Leblanc was a French author of novels and short stories. He is best known for creating the character of Arsène Lupin, a fictional gentleman thief and detective. Many people have described Lupin as the French counterpart to Sherlock Holmes. Leblanc was born in 1864 and passed away in 1941 in Perpignan.

Leblanc wrote his first Arsène Lupin story in 1905 where it appeared in serialized form in a magazine called Je sais tout. He would then go on to write full-length novels featuring the character and had so much success that he dedicated himself fully to writing Arsène Lupin stories for the rest of his career. He tried to create some other characters, but ultimately always went back to Lupin. Leblanc was awarded with the Légion d’Honneur, the highest French order of merit, for his services to literature. The character was the main inspiration for the 2021 Netflix series, Lupin. His character also inspired the manga, Lupin III, based on his fictional grandson. The anime film The Castle of Cagliostro was loosely based on one of the books.

Publication Order of Arsène Lupin Books

The Arrest of Arsene Lupin (1905)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief (1907)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arsène Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes (1908)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Exploits of Arsene Lupin (1909)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
813 / Les Trois Crimes d'Arsène Lupin (1910)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar (1910)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hollow Needle (1911)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Crystal Stopper (1912)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Confessions of Arsène Lupin (1913)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Return of Arsène Lupin (1917)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Golden Triangle (1918)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arsène Lupin in the Teeth of the Tiger (1920)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret of Sarek (1920)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Island of the Thirty Coffins (1920)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Eight Strokes of the Clock (1923)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Memoirs of Arsene Lupin (1925)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Candlestick with Seven Branches (1925)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Girl with The Green Eyes (1927)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arsene Lupin, Super-Sleuth (1927)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jim Barnett Intervenes (1928)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mélamare Mystery (1929)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arsene Lupin Intervenes (1929)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Double Smile (1933)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arsene Lupin Vs Countess Cagliostro (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best Stories of Arsène Lupin (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lupin (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Arsène Lupin Stories Books

Arsene Lupin In Prison (1905)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Escape of Arsene Lupin (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mysterious Railway Passenger (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Arsène Lupin Collections

The Best Stories of Arsène Lupin (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lupin (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Frontier (1912)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Woman of Mystery (1916)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bomb-Shell (1916)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tremendous Event (1920)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret Tomb (1923)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dorothy the Rope Dancer (1923)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Man of Miracles (1932)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From Midnight To Morning (1933)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Woman with Two Smiles (1933)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wanton Venus (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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The Arrest of Arsene Lupin introduces readers to Lupin as he is on a ship bound for America. A few of the ship’s guest bound together to try and weed out the thief using the information that they have on him. A woman’s necklace just went missing from her neck and anyone from the crew could be the famous criminal.

The Mélamare Mystery is the 18th book in the Arsène Lupin series. The story sees Arsene Lupin, under the pseudonym Jean d’Enneris, hired to investigate the dual crimes of a diamond theft and the kidnapping of Régine Aubry, an actress. When a second kidnapping takes place, the plot thickens as a history of rivalry and hatred between two families is uncovered.

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