Marcel Allain

Aliases: (with Pierre Souvestre)

Marcel Allain (1885-1969) and Pierre Souvestre (1874-1914) were French authors of crime fiction best known for creating the sinister master criminal Fantômas. Introduced in 1911, the archvillain was an immediate sensation, popular in pulp magazines, books, and silent serials. Allain and Souvestre wrote thirty-two books in the series together. After his cocreator's death, Allain continued the exploits of Fantômas in eleven more novels.

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