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The Crystal Stopper

Maurice Leblanc

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During a burglary at the home of Deputy Daubrecq a crime is committed, and two accomplices of Arsène Lupin are arrested by the police. One is guilty of the crime, the other innocent, but both will be sentenced to death. Lupin seeks to deliver the victim of a miscarriage of justice, but struggles against Deputy Daubrecq's ruthless blackmailer, who has an incriminating document hidden in a crystal stopper. (Summary by Wikipedia)

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Victoire's assistance. He knew through her that Daubrecq was coming home for dinner earlier than usual.

He went to his flat in the Rue Chateaubriand, telephoned for three of his friends, dressed and made himself up in his favourite character of a Russian prince, with fair hair and moustache and short-cut whiskers.

The accomplices arrived in a motor-car.

At that moment, Achille, his man, brought him a telegram, addressed to M. Michel Beaumont, Rue Chateaubriand, which ran:

"Do not come to theatre this evening. Danger of your intervention spoiling everything."

There was a flower-vase on the chimney-piece beside him. Lupin took it and smashed it to pieces.

"That's it, that's it," he snarled. "They are playing with me as I usually play with others. Same behaviour. Same tricks. Only there's this difference..."

What difference? He hardly knew. The truth was that he too was baffled and disconcerted to t. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Not the best Arsene Lupin adventure. Written later in the oeuvre, after the better books, such as Arsene Lupin and Arsene Lupin Gentleman Thief, and his much hyped face-off with Sherlock Holmes, The Hollow Needle. It's pulp fiction, pure and simple--but still a lot of fun. Skip The Crystal Stoppe...more

In this book Arsene Lupin showed his other side. The defeated side.
In one of robbing attempt, Lupin's friends are caught by police and so facing death penalty.
If Lupin usually show off his confidence and wittiness, now he must face Deputy Dauberq who is not only have equal capability with Lupin's...more

Brilliant. Quite possibly the best Arsene Lupin novel in the series so far. You do need to have read the others beforehand to appreciate the situation. We're used to our anti-hero being one-up against all his adversaries in the past (including the implausibly disguised Herlock Sholmes, master Lon...more

In The Crystal Stopper, Leblanc tried to up the suspense by knocking Lupin down a few notches and raising his opponent up a few notches. Sadly, the result did not work as well for me as The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar, or even Arsene Lupin.

In most of the previous L...more

On ne soupçonne pas ce qui ne semble point se dissimuler.

An adventure of Arsène Lupin who with be 105 years old this year and that did not take a wrinkle. One finds there in this fifth volume Arsène Lupin at the time of a burgling which turns badly, and thereafter it will seek to inquire into this famous crystal stopper. I adored the feather of the au...more

Really fun to read, finally Lupin met his equal! Daubrecq was very smart, menancing, and all around disgusting person, he's definitely hard to beat. The urgency of the situation and the high stakes also help with the atmosphere of this book. It drags at some parts, but overall I liked this one.

Dari beberapa buku Lupin yg sudah kubaca, ini yang paling bagus terjemahan dan gaya berceritanya. Untuk pertama kalinya aku kasih tiga bintang. Plotnya lumayan tapi ceritanya berbelit belit. Sebenarnya jika ceritanya berhenti sampai setengah buku ini, atau dipangkas sampai setengah buku dan langs...more

Le bouchon de cristal = The Crystal Stopper (Arsène Lupin #5), Maurice Leblanc
The Crystal Stopper is a mystery novel by Maurice Leblanc featuring the adventures of the gentleman thief Arsène Lupin. The novel appeared in serial form in the French newspaper Le Journal from September to November 191...more

I had sort of fallen "out of love" with these series, but with this book I can say once more that I love them. Arsène is a hero again, doing the impossible to save the life of one of his accomplices wrongfully accused of a murder. A great story.

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