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By E. W. Hornung, John Kendrick Bangs

This big compilation of Raffles works offers 26 brief stories—all the stories from the unique three collections, The novice Cracksman, The Black masks, and A Thief within the Night—plus the radical Mr. Justice Raffles. additionally incorporated are 20 extra, similar tales by way of E.W. Hornung and John Kendrick Bangs (including the adventures of Raffles' son), plus introductions, publication covers, and notes. even if you're a longtime fan of the "amateur cracksman" or a newcomer to E.W. Hornung's vintage gentleman-thief, you'll locate anything new and pleasing during this volume!

integrated are:

THE IDES OF MARCH

a dressing up PIECE

gents AND PLAYERS

LE most desirable PAS

WILFUL MURDER

9 issues OF THE LAW

THE go back MATCH

THE present OF THE EMPEROR

NO SINECURE

A JUBILEE PRESENT

THE destiny OF FAUSTINA

THE final LAUGH

TO capture A THIEF

AN previous FLAME

the incorrect HOUSE

THE KNEES OF THE GODS

OUT OF PARADISE

THE CHEST OF SILVER

the remaining CURE

THE CRIMINOLOGISTS' CLUB

the sector OF PHILLIPI

a nasty NIGHT

A capture TO seize A CRACKSMAN

THE SPOILS OF SACRILEGE

THE RAFFLES RELICS

THE final WORD

MR. JUSTICE RAFFLES

A VOICE within the WILDERNESS

THE BLACK gap OF GLENRANALD

"TO THE VILE DUST"

A BUSHRANGER AT BAY

THE TAKING OF STINGAREE

the dignity OF THE ROAD

THE PURIFICATION OF MULFERA

A DUEL within the DESERT

THE VILLAIN-WORSHIPPER

THE MOTH AND THE STAR

the journey OF THE DORRINGTON RUBY SEAL

the journey OF MRS. BURLINGAME'S DIAMOND STOMACHER

the journey OF THE lacking PENDANTS

the journey OF THE BRASS CHECK

the journey OF THE employed BURGLAR

THE REDEMPTION OF younger BILLINGTON RAND

THE NOSTALGIA OF NERVY JIM THE SNATCHER

the journey OF ROOM 407

THE MAJOR-GENERALS PEPPER-POTS

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You may be seeing me back, sir, at Marylebone. ” “Shall I come now? ” “As you please, sir. I relatively imagine the opposite gentleman calls for you extra, and that i don’t fancy this younger guy skill to offer a lot hassle. ” “Oh, I’m coming quietly,” I acknowledged. and that i went. In silence we traversed maybe 100 yards. It should have been dead night. We didn't meet a soul. ultimately I whispered: “How on the earth did you deal with it? ” “Purely by means of luck,” acknowledged Raffles. “I had the success to get transparent away via realizing each brick of these back-garden partitions, and the double success to have those togs with the remaining over at Chelsea. The helmet is one in every of a suite I made up at Oxford; the following it is going over this wall, and we’d greater hold the coat and belt sooner than we meet a true officer. I obtained them as soon as for a complicated ball—ostensibly—and thereby hangs a yarn. I continuously notion they may turn out to be useful a moment time. My leader crux this night was once putting off the hansom that introduced me again. I despatched him off to Scotland backyard with ten bob and a different message to stable previous Mackenzie. the total detective division should be at Rosenthall’s in approximately part an hour. in fact, I speculated on our gentleman’s hatred of the police—another large slice of success. If you’d obtained away, good and solid; if no longer, I felt he was once the guy to play along with his mouse so long as attainable. definite, Bunny, it’s been extra of a fancy dress piece than I meant, and we’ve pop out of it with lots much less credits. yet, by way of Jove, we’re jolly fortunate to have pop out of it in any respect! ” gents AND gamers previous Raffles may well or would possibly not were a very good felony, yet as a cricketer I dare swear he was once precise. Himself a deadly bat, a super box, and maybe the very best gradual bowler of his decade, he took awfully no real interest in the sport at huge. He by no means went as much as Lord’s with no his cricket-bag, or confirmed the slightest curiosity within the results of a fit during which he was once now not himself engaged. Nor used to be this mere hateful egotism on his half. He professed to have misplaced all enthusiasm for the sport, and to maintain it up merely from the very lowest explanations. “Cricket,” acknowledged Raffles, “like every little thing else, is sweet adequate game until eventually you find a greater. As a resource of pleasure it isn’t in it with different stuff you wot of, Bunny, and the involuntary comparability turns into a bore. What’s the delight of taking a man’s wicket for those who wish his spoons? nonetheless, in the event you can bowl a section your low crafty won’t get rusty, and regularly searching for the vulnerable spot’s simply the type of psychological workout one desires. convinced, might be there’s a few affinity among the 2 issues in the end. yet I’d chuck up cricket day after today, Bunny, if it wasn’t for the fantastic defense it offers somebody of my proclivities. ” “How so? ” stated I. “It brings you earlier than the general public, I must have proposal, excess of is both secure or clever. ” “My expensive Bunny, that’s precisely the place you're making a mistake. To stick to Crime with moderate impunity you just should have a parallel, ostensible career—the extra public the higher.

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