Marcel Allain

Marcel Allain was a French writer best known for his co-creation of the fictional character Fantômas, a master criminal and anti-hero, in collaboration with Pierre Souvestre. The Fantômas series became immensely popular in the early 20th century and has influenced various adaptations in literature, film, and other media.


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  1. 1. Fantômas

    The book is a thrilling detective novel set in Paris, revolving around the character of Fantômas, a master criminal with no morals or scruples. Fantômas is a master of disguise, capable of assuming any identity at will, and his criminal activities range from petty theft to murder. The book follows the relentless pursuit of Fantômas by the determined Inspector Juve, leading to a series of exciting and suspenseful encounters.

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