The Blonde Lady - Being a Record of the Duel of Wits Between Arsène Lupin and the English Detective (Warbler Classics)
Alexander Teixeira de Mattos
Publisher: Warbler Classics
"It is just when a thing gets beyond me that I
suspect Arsène Lupin most."
-from the book
So confesses Chief-Inspector Ganimard, Lupin's implacable enemy in The Blonde Lady, the second of Maurice Leblanc's many books featuring Arsène Lupin.
Published in the UK under the title Arsène Lupin versus Holmlock Shears, in The Blonde Lady high-spirited aristocratic thief Arsène Lupin, outmaneuvers Chief-Inspector Ganimard and matches wits with the famous English detective Holmlock Shears and his indispensable sidekick Wilson (the obvious variation of the names of Sherlock Holmes and Watson were used to avoid copyright infringement).
This Warbler Classics edition relies upon the lively, faithful English translation by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos, whose sparkling translation of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar introduced English language readers to Maurice Leblanc's irresistible creation. It also includes a newly revised translation of Leblanc's eulogy to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and a biographical timeline.
Lupin has been depicted in countless film and stage adaptions, and most recently inspired the Netflix series, Lupin, starring Omar Sy.