HOMME DE LETTRES
OFFICIER DE LA LÉGION D'HONNEUR
1864 – 1941'
Maurice Leblanc was born in Rouen, died in Perpignan, and has a museum in Étretat, where he once lived. He is of course most remembered for his detective novels and in particular for his 'gentleman burglar' Arsène Lupin, who features in many of them and who may have been inspired by the non-fictional Marius Jacob. He probably inspired Gaston Leroux and Leslie Charteris.
Leblanc's playful Arsène Lupin contre Herlock Sholmès (1908) wasn't appreciated by Arthur Conan Doyle.
My first – and very long – post on the Cimetière du Montparnasse:
Montparnasse Cemetery / Cimetière du Montparnasse