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The Eight Strokes of the Clock

Maurice Leblanc (1864-1941)

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1. 01 – On the Top of the Tower, part 1
2. 02 – On the Top of the Tower, part 2
3. 03 – The Water Bottle, part 1
4. 04 – The Water Bottle, part 2
5. 05 – The Case of Jean Louis, part 1
6. 06 – The Case of Jean Louis, part 2
7. 07 – The Tell-Tale Film, part 1
8. 08 – The Tell-Tale Film, part 2
9. 09 – Therese and Germaine, part 1
10. 10 – Therese and Germaine, part 2
11. 11 – The Lady with the Hatchet, part 1
12. 12 – The Lady with the Hatchet, part 2
13. 13 – Footprints in the Snow, part 1
14. 14 – Footprints in the Snow, part 2
15. 15 – At the Sign of Mercury, part 1
16. 16 – At the Sign of Mercury, part 2

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Summary

The Eight Strokes of the Clock is a collection of eight short stories by Maurice Leblanc. The stories have his most famous creation, Arsène Lupin, gentleman-thief, as main character. The eight stories, even though independent, have a leading thread: Lupin, under the name of Serge Rénine, trying to conquer the heart of a young lady, travels with her, solving eight mysteries on the way.

Reviews

Bernie

- 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.

Margaret

This is a delightful set of stories. Well read also