Arsène Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes
Publisher: Alicia Editions
Arsène Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes by Maurice Leblanc is the second collection of Arsène Lupin stories and one of the greatest masterpieces of French literature. The character "Herlock Sholmes" (an anagram of Sherlock Holmes, the famous fictional detective created by Arthur Conan Doyle) appears in the last stories in the first collection, Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar. Lupin is an enigmatic, preternatural criminal; an unstoppable thief who's planning defies any attempts at capture. He mostly chooses worthy targets to catch in his web of deception. The brilliant, mischievous, French gentleman thief matches wits with the brilliant British detective. Come for the slick Parisian action scenes and the charming leading man, stay for the Regency-era plot.
If you enjoy a good heist and appreciate an elegant twist, go ahead and let Lupin steal a few hours of your time.