For the thirty-third book, I read 813 (Arsène Lupin #4) by Maurice Leblanc. Once again, the gentleman-thief Arsène Lupin is caught up in yet another mysterious mystery of shadowy affairs! But wasn’t that fellow dead after the affair of L’Aguille Creuse (The Hollow Needle)?! Sacré! What a cheeky rascal!
Or not so cheeky, this time. Lupin stands suspected of murder, for who else could get into the place and do the thing with the stuff?
I’m sorry, guys. I can’t say much about this one without giving away a lot of things. This book is like the other Arsène Lupin books, in which he always has the upper hand, tricks up his sleeve, makes everyone look a fool, and things magically work out in the end. If you’re a mystery buff, this series is fine to take the edge off while you wait to read something better. If you’re indifferent to mysteries in general, then don’t bother.
I gave it 3 out of 5 stars.