Originally the intention was to keep the blood ties between the two fictional characters secret, however Monkey Punch was convinced by others not to do so. The author explained it is only in the anime that they frequently operate together, suspecting some unwritten rule that all five main characters have to appear in every episode.
It all begins with Marie-Antoinette becoming disenchanted with the lavish, licentious lifestyle of the Cardinal de Rohan-Soubise. She finally banned him from her company. The Cardinal was desperate to get back into her good graces and contacted Bohmer and Bassenge about this astoundingly expensive diamond necklace that they had been unsuccessful in tempting any of the Royal families to buy.
Madame Du Barry seems to have told the Cardinal she did. The Cardinal made the arrangements on behalf of the Queen, but gave the necklace to Du Barry to deliver.
The necklace never arrived to the Queen.
When B and B does not receive their scheduled payments for the necklace, and the Queen insists that she never intended to purchase the necklace things got interesting in a hurry. The Cardinal was arrested in the Hall of Mirrors, very publicly, in front of the court.
Madame Du Barry and her accomplices were arrested. The Cardinal was found to be a dupe in the whole affair and was acquitted. Madame Du Barry on the other hand was found guilty and sentenced to be branded with the letter V for voleuse thief.
I always thought V was for Vendetta. Anyway in true French fashion, because they hated the Queen, the peasants interpreted this trial as a condemnation of the royals and assumed the Queen was involved in the whole affair.
Now at the time of our story the necklace is in the hands of an aristocratic family, fallen on hard times. The diamonds have been sold long ago, replaced by fake stones.
The setting though is still worth a small fortune and it is the most prized possession of the family. It will prove to be the very first successful theft by the soon to be famous The stories of this debonair French thief were wildly successful. He formed a band called the workers of the night.
Now Jacob was not your typical criminal. He did not rob people in a useful profession such as architects, doctors, artists, etc. He was very clever in how he committed his robberies leaving very little trace and a puzzle of how he actually accomplished the crime.
Of course he will also inform you if you have been duped by an unscrupulous dealer. I would often intend to only read one story before moving on to other reading, but would find myself usually reading three or four before I could pull myself away.
I was often fooled by the solutions and would actually find myself smiling at being so cunningly deceived. He is a man against the world and winning.
He very cleverly has Lupin and Holmes involved in the same mystery, but not competing against each other. It was a very reverential piece of writing that I think must have pleased Doyle immensely.
Highly recommended to those that appreciate clever thieves and are fans of Sherlock Holmes.The story was well done and I'm a little ashamed t This is a collection of short stories featuring Arsene Lupin, Gentleman Thief.
The Arrest of Arsene Lupin: A trans-Atlantic cruise ship gets a message saying that Arsene Lupin is on board, with a recent forearm wound and going by the name R-. Arsene Lupin is a gentleman thief who appears in a series of detective and crime novels by the French writer Maurice Leblanc.
The character has also appeared in a number of non-canonical sequels and numerous film, television such as Night Hood, stage play and comic book adaptations. We couldn’t let the release of the last Miyazaki film (for now) pass by without celebration, and so to mark the occasion, we’ve decided to try a near-impossible feat: to definitively rank.
Arsène Lupin III, the grandson of the fictional gentleman thief, Arsène Lupin, is considered the world's greatest thief, known for announcing his intentions to steal valuable objects by sending a calling card to the owners of his desired srmvision.com right-hand man and closest ally is Daisuke Jigen, an expert marksman who can accurately shoot a target in seconds.
My first brush with the gentleman thief was in the video game, Cliff Hanger, which featured animation from the Lupin III films `The Castle of Cagliostro' and `Mystery of Mamo'. Lupin III being the unlicensed grandson of Arsene Lupin created by Japanese Manga artist Monkey Punch. Lupin III (Japanese: ルパン三世) is a direct descendant of the titular Gentleman Thief of Arsène Lupin, Villain Protagonist of a series of French novels by Maurice LeBlanc.
Like his famous grandfather, he's a cunning, dame-crazy master thief who's never been caught.