Most of Leblanc’s work was about the suave and sophisticated Arsene Lupin, but he experimented with other genres and published two Sci-Fi novels. Leblanc contribution to French literature earned him a prestigious honour and a notable place in literary history. As his main character, Lupin evolves from a mastermind criminal into an occasional police assistant, who loves diamonds, challenges, beautiful women and good wine. Many of Leblanc’s books were also published in English and his writing includes:
1893 Une Femme
1897 Armelle et Claude
1898 Voici des Ailes
1899 Les Levres Jointes
1901 L’Enthousiasme & Un Vilian Couple
1904 Guele Rouge & 80 Chevaux
1906 La Pitie – A play
1909 L’Aiguille Creuse – The Hollow Needle
1910 813 – One of the most popular Lupin novels, the protagonist is accused of murder and works closely with the police to find the real killer. The author himself became a police consultant and this change was reflected in the novels about his gentleman thief.
1911 La Frontiere – The Frontier
1919 Les Troix Yeux – The first of Leblanc’s Sci-Fi novels, The Three Eyes, and is about a scientist that makes televisual contact with aliens that have three eyes.
1920 – La Robe d’ecaille Rose & Le Formidable Evenement – Soon after contact with the aliens, LeBlanc writes another Sci-Fi novel, The Tremendous Event, where a land mass is created between France and England because of an earthquake.
1922 Le Cercle Rouge
1923 Dorothee, Danseuse de Corde – This book was also published with two different titles in English: Dorothy the Rope Dancer (UK) and The Secret Tomb (US)
1925 La Vie Extravagante de Balthazar
1930 Le Prince de Jericho – Man of Mystery
1932 Le Clefs Mysterieuses
1933 La Floret des Adventures
1934 Le Chapelet Rouge & L’Image de la Femme Nue – Wanton Venus
1935 Le Scandale du Gazon Bleu
1937 De Minuit a Sept Heures – From Midnight to Morning