Ars ne Lupin is a witty confidence man and burglar, the Sherlock Holmes of crime. The poor and innocent have nothing to fear from him; often they profit from his spontaneous generosity. The rich and powerful, and the detective who tries to spoil his fun, however, must beware. They are the target of Ars nes mischief and tomfoolery. A masterful thief, his plans frequently evolve into elaborate capers, a precursor to such cinematic creations as Oceans Eleven and The Sting. Sparkling with amusing banter, these stories-the best of the Lupin series-are outrageous, melodramatic, and literate. Contents: The Arrest of Ars ne Lupin; Ars ne Lupin in Prison; The Escape of Ars ne Lupin; The Mysterious Traveller; The Queens Necklace; The Seven of Hearts; Madame Imberts Safe; The Black Pearl; Sherlock Holmes Arrives Too Late.