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Clairval, Samson. Samson Clairval was created by the French author Francis Didelot (Inspector Lecain) and appeared in Samson Clairval, Aventurier (1937) and Samson Clairval Contre Service Secret (1937). Samson Clairval is a Lupin who is overtly modeled on Arsène Lupin. Clairval is French. In the second book he gets involved an espionage case involving French Intelligence. He takes entire courtrooms hostage and robs the Bank of France: “the adventurer feared of rogue bankers, criminal lawyers, and unscrupulous policemen.”

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