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The Secret Tomb

Maurice LeBlanc

Book Overview: 

'In Robore Fortuna'. What could these three words mean? Join Dorothy as she works to figure this out while simultaneously parenting orphaned boys. But beware, she may encounter hidden treasures, betrayal, and death along the way.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Put your questions, madame. I will answer them to the best of my ability."

"Remaining in a state of wakefulness all the time?"


She rested her two elbows on the table and buried her face in her hands. The Countess at once said:

"Who has been digging? Who has been making excavations under the fountain and under the sun-dial?"

A minute passed slowly. They had the impression she was concentrating and withdrawing from all contact with the world around her. At last she said in measured tones which bore no resemblance to the accents of a pythoness or a somnambulist.

"I see nothing on the esplanade. In that quarter the excavations must already be several days old, and all traces are obliterated. But in the ravine——"

"In the ravine?" said the Countess.

"The slab is standing on end and a man is digging a hole with a mattock."

"A man? What man? Describe him."

"He is wear. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Very nice book. Enjoy reading it.

Un bon roman d’aventures, dans l’univers de Lupin (enfin de la Cagliostro). Dorothée est un Lupin féminin (le genre de personnages qui manque d’habitude chez Leblanc). C’est surréaliste mais ça fonctionne bien. Du pur divertissement comme l’auteur sait en offrir.

Would give 2.5 stars if I could. This was written at the time when Leblanc got tired of Lupin stories and tried to write something else. Those stories just didn’t capture the charm Lupin did.