New York: Atomic Books, 1946. Paperback. Very Good. Item #4564
New York: Atomic Books, 1946. Octavo (7.5" x 5"); 128p. Illustrated paper covers with 25¢ price. Covers show a couple small tears along edges and light shelfwear, with a small "HI" written at top front corner and some general smudging and toning. Title page with shallow chips along fore-edge and bottom, not involving text. A few pages throughout with light bumping to corners. Pages toned but unmarked.
Created in the wake of the popularity of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories, LeBlanc's "gentleman thief" first met his fictional foil in a 1906 issue of "Je sais tout." Legal action from Conan Doyle led Leblanc to later employ the character under the names of Herlock Sholmes, or Holmlock Shears. "The Case of the Golden Blonde" was collected in Leblanc's second Lupin volume, Arsène Lupin contre Herlock Sholmes, which was was translated and published in English as Arsène Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes in the U.K. and as The Blonde Lady in the U.S. This Atomic Books reprint restores the great detective's name.