A French cult classic * Evening Standard * An all-knowing, sublime, mutable thief transcending both time and language * Guardian * Does Leblanc measure as much as his literary rivals? On the proof of this enticing pocket version of his brief tales, the reply is most actually, sure. -- Barry Turner * EFCNews *
Maurice Leblanc was born in 1864 in Rouen. From a young age he dreamt of being a writer and, in 1905, his early work caught the attention of Pierre Lafitte, editor of the popular magazine, Je Sais Tout. He commissioned Leblanc to write a detective story and 'The Arrest of Arsne Lupin' was the hugely-popular result. His first collection of stories was published as a book in 1907. Leblanc went on to write numerous stories and novels featuring Arsne Lupin. He died in 1941 in Perpignan.