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Eight Strokes of the Clock (Version 2)

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The Eight Strokes of the Clock is a collection of short stories centred on Arsène Lupin, former gentleman thief extraordinaire. In this series, Lupin has abandoned his life of crime in favour of that of crime solver. Under the guise of a prince named Rénine, he invites the young and beautiful Hortense Daniel to help him solve several mysteries.

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[Illustration: The girl gasped as Renine (Arsene Lupin) drew forth the mysterious telescope.]

THE EIGHT STROKES OF THE CLOCK

BY

MAURICE LE BLANC

AUTHOR'S NOTE

These adventures were told to me in the old days by Arsène Lupin, as though they had happened to a friend of his, named Prince Rénine. As for me, considering the way in which they were conducted, the actions, the behaviour and the very character of the hero, I find it very difficult not to identify the two friends as one and the same person. Arsène Lupin is gifted with a powerful imagination and is quite capable of attributing to himself adventures which are not his at all and of disowning those which are really his. The reader will judge for himself.

M. L.

CONTENTS

I ON THE TOP OF THE TOWER

II THE WATER BOTTLE

III THE CASE OF JEAN LOUIS

IV THE TELL TALE FILM

V THÉRÈSE AND GERMAINE

VI THE LADY WITH THE HATCHET

VII FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW

VIII AT THE SIGN OF MERCURY

I

ON THE TOP OF THE TOWER

Hortense Daniel pushed her window ajar and whispered:

"Are you there, Rossigny?"

"I am here," replied a voice from the shrubbery at the front of the house... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - April 15, 2015
Subject: Eight Strokes of the Clock
Nice set of linked short mystery stories with a romance mixed in, the narration is heavily accented but good throughout.
Reviewer: - January 7, 2014
This is a delightful set of stories. Well read also


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