Marcel Allain

Marcel Allain (1885–1969) was a French writer known for his collaborations with Pierre Souvestre on the famous 'Fantômas' series, which focused on a criminal mastermind and became a staple of early 20th-century detective and crime fiction. Allain continued writing Fantômas novels after Souvestre's death and authored various other detective stories, contributing significantly to the genre.


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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.