Arsène Lupin 10: The Secret of Sarek (Aka Island of Thirty Coffins)

Maurice Leblanc

Fourteen years previously, the beautiful Veronique d'Hergemont's had her baby abducted by her own father as an act of revenge for Veronique's marriage, and both her father and her child drowned at sea. While watching a film, she spots her childhood signature on the side of a hut and immediately wants to visit the place where the film was shot. But if she makes it to the mysterious Sarek can she avoid being trapped in a mystery involving prophecies, sinister forces, and ancient secrets.

Lupin is recalled to France in May by one of his friends and travels to the accursed island of Sarek --nicknamed the 'Island of the Thirty Coffins' because of its death dealing barrier of reefs to save the beautiful Veronique d'Hergemont from the clutches of the murderous Vorski. Alongside Lupin pursues the God-Stone of the Kings of Bohemia, a miraculous stone that has the power "to give life and death," hidden on the island of Sarek. Can Lupin unravel the secret in time?

  • Classification : Classic Crime & Adventure/Thrillers
  • Pub Date : JUN 20, 2023
  • Imprint : YELLOWBACK
  • Page Extent : 314
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357312219
  • Price : INR 399

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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