Pierre Souvestre

Pierre Souvestre was a French lawyer, journalist, writer, and organizer of motor races. He is best known for co-creating the fictional detective Fantômas with his writing partner Marcel Allain. The Fantômas series was very popular and influential in the early 20th century. Souvestre wrote numerous other novels and books on various subjects before his untimely death in 1914.


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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.