By (author) Marcel Allain Pierre Souvestre
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Fantomas by Marcel Allain
Book DescriptionOne episode simply melts away as the next takes over ("The New York Times") in this deliciously sinister turn-of-the-century tale of a French evil genius run rampant. Three appalling crimes leave all of Paris aghast: the Marquise de Langruen is hacked to death, the Princess Sonia is robbed, and Lord Beltham is found dead, stuffed into a trunk. Inspector Juve knows that all the clues point to one suspect: the master of disguise, Fantomas. Juve cleverly pursues him in speeding trains, down dark alleys, through glittering Parisian salons, obsessed with bringing the demon mastermind to justice. As thrilling to read now as it was when first published in 1915, "Fantomas" is not a puzzle but an intoxicant ("The Village Voice")."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143104841
Paperback / softback
(197mm x 164mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Marcel Allain
Long Arm of Fantomas, Paperback / softback (April 2016)
Juve languishes in prison after being arrested as Fantomas, but when the Minster of Justice is kidnapped, the public is thrown back into fear and confusion, doubting whether it is really Fantomas who has been thrown in jail. Following this renewed wave of crime, the American detective Tom Bob travels to Paris to investigate these mysteries."
Royal Prisoner, Paperback / softback (November 2014)
The journalist Fandor befriends the King of Hesse-Weimar during one of his Majesty's incognito pleasure trips to Paris, but when the King's mistress is found dead, having fallen from a third-floor window, Inspector Juve is called upon to investigate.
Messengers of Evil, Paperback / softback (November 2014)» View all books by Marcel Allain
The Baroness de Vibray has been poisoned. The painter Jacques Dollon is arrested, but he is discovered dead in his prison cell, an apparent suicide, before he can be questioned. The journalist Fandor attempts to unravel the mystery, suspecting none other than the Genius of Evil, Fantomas."
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