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THE HOLLOW NEEDLE AN ADVENTURE STORY The International Adventure Library… (original 1909; edition 1910)

by Maurice Leblanc (Author)

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Title:THE HOLLOW NEEDLE AN ADVENTURE STORY The International Adventure Library Three Owls Edition
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Info:W. R. Caldwell & Co. (1910)
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The Hollow Needle by Maurice Leblanc (1909)



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My first Arsène Lupin, and it was pretty bloomin' silly. Not inspired. I bought a second novel at the same time, while I was visiting Leblanc's home region of Normandy, and will give it a shot sometime but without much anticipation. ( )
  Vivl | Apr 19, 2013 |
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Maurice Leblanc's classic 1909 thriller pits France's Gentleman Burglar against England's Great Detective in a deadly duel over the age-old secret of the Kings of France. What is the Hollow Needle and what frightening power does it confer? Can Sherlock Holmes and Paris' newest crime solver, young Isidore Beautrelet, wrest its secret from Arsène Lupin Lupin? This new edition has been entirely retranslated for the first time since its original 1910 English publication. It also includes Sherlock Holmes Arrives Too Late, the very first 1906 Lupin vs. Holmes short story, Escape Not The Thunderbolt, an all-new account of the final encounter between the Gentleman Burglar and the Great Detective (written by J.-M. & Randy Lofficier) and a foreword by Kim Newman (Anno Dracula).

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En medio de la noche, unos desconocidos desvalijan el castillo del conde de Gesvres. Su secretario resulta muerto y uno de los ladrones, herido. Cuando llega la policía no falta ningún objeto ni pueden encontrar al ladrón baldado que se esconde en la propiedad. Isidore Beautrelet, enigmático estudiante de retórica, se propone desentrañar el misterio. Todo parece llevar la firma de Arsène Lupin. En el centro de la intriga está el secreto de la aguja hueca, cuyos últimos depositarios fueron María Antonieta y Cagliostro. El arcano que hizo todopoderosos a los reyes de Francia desde tiempos de los romanos hasta la Revolución de 1789 ha caído en manos de Arsène Lupin.… (more)

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