Arsène Lupin 7: The Teeth of the Tiger

Maurice Leblanc

A large inheritance is up for grabs--and a murderer on the loose--in this thrilling mystery featuring French gentleman burglar Arsène Lupin. A wealthy man named Cosmo Mornington leaves a large inheritance to any living heir that can be found and names his dear friend Don Luis Perenna as executor. But when Perenna is none other than Arsene Lupin, will the heirs be found? Especially when the will states that if no heirs are found in three months Perenna will inherit the hundred million francs. In the race against time, heirs found seem to be turning up dead at an alarming rate.

  • Classification : Classic Crime & Adventure/Thrillers
  • Pub Date : JUN 20, 2023
  • Imprint : YELLOWBACK
  • Page Extent : 436
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357310437
  • Price : INR 599

Maurice Leblanc

Maurice Marie Émile Leblanc was a French novelist and writer of short stories, known primarily as the creator of the gentleman burglar, adventurer and detective Arsène Lupin, often described as a French counterpart to Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Hornung's Raffles.

Refusing the career that his father had set up for him at a card factory, Leblanc instead went to Paris in 1888, to pursue writing as a journalist. But he soon turned novelist and storyteller. His first novel, Une femme (A Woman), published in 1893 was a success and was followed by other works, such as Des couples (The Couples), Voici des ailes (Here are wings) and a play La pitié, released in 1902, which was a flop. In 1905, Pierre Lafitte, the director of the monthly Je sais tout, commissioned a short story from Leblanc, with the brief that he was to combine the appeal of A.J Raffles by Ernest William Hornung and Sherlock Holmes. The result was L'Arrestation d'Arsène Lupin (The Arrest of Arsène Lupin) which was a huge success. Two years later, the book Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar was released, and the rest was historywith one of the most successful series being born.

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