Category: <span>Book Reviews</span>

Arsène Lupin, The Gentleman Burglar by Maurice Leblanc

4½ stars for the story, 2 stars for the translation Arsène Lupin is simply a fabulous character. He’s a thief, but suave and brilliant and a “gentleman.” I just wish this translation by Nicolae Sfetcu had been better. The collection includes the first nine stories: 1)   The Arrest of Arsene …

The Bay – The Tenderloin by Trent Kennedy Johnson

At least “The Tenderloin” is short. I actually expected to like it; the blurb sounded good: decent cop who may end up charged with murder. Turns out the affair was a couple of years ago and Cole’s still obsessing over her. He’s also got a major inferiority complex thanks to …

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