The story of Arsène Lupin is one of my favorite detective story besides Sherlock Holmes. Created by the genius, Maurice Leblanc. Originally posted in a serial in French newspaper.
Arsène Lupin actually a thief, a clever thief that always helps poor people. He is one of the greatest fiction character in Europe at that time, besides Sherlock Holmes. It's so different between the character of Arsène Lupin and Sherlock Holmes. Arsene Lupin always portrayed as a dandy man, a French aristocrat, who always deals with the police but have a gentle heart. While Sherlock always portrayed as a genius and a little bit serious man, loves to wear outfit in his style, and he's a detective.
What I love about this book is how Arsène Lupin sacrifice his life to help a woman named Patricia Johnston from New York to runaway from a cold blooded killer because she knows too much about a murder in one night in New York that involved her bosses. Not only that, Patricia also knows so deep about the organization Maffia that leads to death of some important people in the world's business.
It's really amazing to read how Maurice Leblanc's story of Arsène Lupin. How he described the France's situation at that time and sometimes you can imagine how beautiful France at that time. I love reading a detailed books full of imagination.
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