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The Hollow Needle: Further Adventures of Arsène Lupin

The Hollow Needle: Further Adventures of Arsène Lupin by Maurice Leblanc
By: (1864-1941)

Arsène Lupin returns in a wonderful story of disguises, love, and of course treasure. Once again, Lupin crosses paths with the famous Holmlock Shears. But this time Arsène matches wits with Isidore Beautrelet, Sixth-form Schoolboy. Every step that Lupin takes has Beautrelet right on his heels. Has Lupin finally met his match? Will Beautrelet discover the secret of the Hollow Needle? And has the gentleman burglar met another match as well, one who will lead him away from his life of crime forever?

First Page:

THE HOLLOW NEEDLE

FURTHER ADVENTURES OF ARSENE LUPIN

BY

MAURICE LEBLANC

AUTHOR OF

"ARSENE LUPIN," "THE BLONDE LADY," ETC.

TRANSLATED BY ALEXANDER TEIXEIRA DE MATTOS

CONTENTS

I. The Shot II. Isidore Beautrelet, Sixth form Schoolboy III. The Corpse IV. Face to Face V. On the Track VI. An Historic Secret VII. The Treatise of the Needle VIII. From Caesar to Lupin IX. Open, Sesame! X. The Treasures of the Kings of France

ILLUSTRATIONS

Valmeras loved Raymonde's melancholy charm

She put the gun to her shoulder, calmly took aim and fired

Two huge letters, each perhaps a foot long, appeared cut in relief in the granite of the floor

"We're going now. What do you think of my cockle shell, Beautrelet?"

THE HOLLOW NEEDLE

CHAPTER ONE

THE SHOT

Raymonde listened. The noise was repeated twice over, clearly enough to be distinguished from the medley of vague sounds that formed the great silence of the night and yet too faintly to enable her to tell whether it was near or far, within the walls of the big country house, or outside, among the murky recesses of the park... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - June 16, 2016
Subject: Hollow Needle
Like the twists and turns that prompt discussion of life, events and places during Early 1900
Reviewer: - April 15, 2015
Subject: Hollow Needle
You will have to pay very close attention throughout, a very involved story. Many narrators and they are generally very good. The main character is perhaps just a little too clever?


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