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'The Mysterious Mansion' (') is a mystery novel by Maurice Leblanc featuring Arsne Lupin published in French first as a serial in JuneJuly 1928 and as a book by Pierre Lafitte in July 1929.Maurice Leblanc, Arsne Lupin vol 5, Collection Bouquins, Robert Laffont, 1988: Bibliography, p 1179

A first English translation was published in New York by The Macaulay Co in 1930 as 'The Mlamare Mystery' (translator unmentioned) and a second one (as 'The Mysterious Mansion') in 2014 by The Koch and Co Agency (translated by Jean Pierre Koch with Ellen Kapusniak).


After the sensational theft of diamonds at the Paris Opera and the abduction of an actress, Rgine Aubry, the jovial jewel magnate Van Houben has no choice but to use the services of gentleman-sailor Jean d'Enneris, aka Arsne Lupin, who joins his own rival Brigadier Bchoux (already met in 'The Barnett & Co Agency' and 'La Barre-Y-Va'). With a second kidnapping, that of pretty model Arlette Mazolle, the mystery thickens. Soon it leads to the htel particulier, or mansion, of Count de Mlamare, and d'Enneris uncovers a history of hatred between two rival families revolving around the mansion.


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