The Crystal Stopper
In this French thriller by the author of Arsène Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes, the infamous gentleman thief must save his partners from execution.
Dashing outlaw and master of disguise Arsène Lupin is always one step ahead of the law. But he may have finally met his match in Deputy Alexis Daubrecq. Recently, the cunning detective has foiled Lupin’s most artful thefts—and even a kidnapping.
When Lupin and two of his criminal associates try to rob Deputy Daubrecq’s villa, something goes terribly wrong. Lupin’s two partners are arrested and sentenced to death. Now it’s up to Lupin to save them from the guillotine. But to do it, he must not only evade Daubrecq, but also match the wits of a ruthless blackmailer who holds incriminating evidence in a crystal stopper.