Arsène Lupin Versus Herlock Sholmes by Maurice Leblanc, Read by David Timson
Classic, Mysterious Fun
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David Timson masterfully narrates Maurice Leblanc’s entertaining classic mystery Arsène Lupin Versus Herlock Sholmes in which two formidable opponents match wits. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten discuss the fun of listening to this tale of famed English detective Herlock Sholmes called to Paris to investigate a diamond’s disappearance—and the prime suspect is the legendary gentleman thief, Arsène Lupin. Timson keeps the tension high as Lupin eludes and tricks Sholmes, and he imbues Lupin with a bold, canny demeanor. Lupin is the star of more than 30 stories by Leblanc—and inspired the recent Netflix series Lupin starring Omar Sy.
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