A chance encounter irrevocably alters the course of one man’s life, and the tensions between France and Germany boil over... In „The Woman of Mystery”, Leblanc paints a wonderful tale of WWI in France, twined together with the mystery surrounding the murder of main character Paul’s father. Maurice Leblanc became famous for the creation of Arsene Lupin, a gentleman thief and master of disguise. Leblanc was born to a wealthy family, studied law, worked as a police reporter for a time, then found his career as a fiction writer. While LeBlanc wrote much other fiction, it was the Lupin series which made him internationally famous, the French equivalent of Arthur Conan Doyle.