Start reading Raffles: Stumped on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card
 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

Raffles: Stumped [Kindle Edition]

Richard Foreman
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $0.99

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition $0.99  
Audible Audio Edition, Unabridged $0.00 Free with your Audible trial
Literature & Fiction Books for $1.99 Each
Now through December 14, select literature & fiction Kindle books are $1.99 each. Browse the full selection to find your next great read or holiday gift.

Book Description

Raffles, the legendary gentleman thief, returns in a sparkling new short story, first published as part with the longer e-book Raffles: Caught Out

In this tale, Harry “Bunny” Manders finds himself badly in debt. Bunny must pay off a loan to an unscrupulous moneylender, Alexander “Shylock” Cardinal, or else lose all of his assets, or worse his life. Bunny puts his faith in his best friend to save the day but can even Raffles pull off a job at such short notice – and raise such a large sum of money?

Richard Foreman's Raffles Series has been widely praised:

‘A capital story! Strong characters, sparkling dialogue, a plot with a twist as the gentleman thief plies his trade again. Devotees of the original stories will rejoice at his return: new fans will greet a fresh hero and wait impatiently for more adventures. Raffles, burglar extraordinaire, master cricketer, welcome back to The Albany!’ David Dickinson, author of The Lord Powerscourt Mysteries.

Praise for Raffles: Bowled Over:

'This story is not only a joy because of the wonderful characterizations of Raffles and Bunny, but the rest of the ensemble is both amusing and full of personality. I found myself often laughing with Raffles and cringing with Bunny at the various people they encounter. The casual mention of real people like H.G.Wells, Winston Churchill and the famous sportsman C.B.Fry - here a friend of Raffles - naturally brings authenticity to the story, and you really do feel like you're witnessing history first hand.' Dawn - The Baker Street Babes.

Richard Foreman is a literary consultant and publicist. He cut his teeth in the book trade as a bookseller, before founding Chalke Authors.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading publisher of digital books.


Product Details

  • File Size: 104 KB
  • Print Length: 30 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd. (April 29, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Z1157Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,462,188 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?.


Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
(2)
4.5 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Biting and amusing November 28, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
After reading with enthusiasm 'Raffles: A GentlemanTthief' and 'Raffles: Bowled Over', I could not wait to start a new adventure.

Raffles Stumped is a short but entertainig tale. I found myself laughing out loud at the knowing wit of the hero and the in jokes related to our age. In this story Bunny is heavily in debt and to make matters worse he is forced to pay off a loan to the greedy moneylender - Alexander Cardinal, nicknamed "Shylock".

Once again the strength of the friendship between Raffles and Bunny conquers.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars Superior Short Fiction May 18, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Raffles: Stumped may be shorter but it is just as entertaining as the other Raffles stories. Showing his kinder side Raffles offers to help his old friend Bunny out of a bad situation with a money lender. Raffles is hours late to the meet however and leaves everyone in anticipation as to whether he will ever arrive with the money. This is superior short fiction.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

More About the Author

Richard Foreman is the author of the Raffles series of books and the historical novels Augustus: Son of Rome and A Hero of Our Time. He has worked as a literary consultant and publicist to a number of bestselling authors, including Tom Holland, Conn Iggulden and Simon Scarrow. He lives in London.

Richard Foreman's work has been widely praised:

The Raffles: The Gentleman Thief series:

'A capital story! Strong characters, sparkling dialogue, a plot with a twist as the gentleman thief plies his trade again. Devotees of the original stories will rejoice at his return: new fans will greet a fresh hero and wait impatiently for more adventures. Raffles, burglar extraordinaire, master cricketer, welcome back to The Albany!' (David Dickinson, author of The Lord Powerscourt Mysteries)

'This story is not only a joy because of the wonderful characterizations of Raffles and Bunny, but the rest of the ensemble is both amusing and full of personality. I found myself often laughing with Raffles and cringing with Bunny at the various people they encounter. The casual mention of real people like H.G.Wells, Winston Churchill and the famous sportsman C.B.Fry - here a friend of Raffles - naturally brings authenticity to the story, and you really do feel like you're witnessing history first hand.' (Dawn, The Baker Street Babes)

'The exploitative rich are robbed, habitual criminals are caught, and men of true nobility triumph... Raffles... is a debonair rogue - a sparkling bon vivant with penchants for cricket and larceny ... [but] Foreman gives himself more latitude with Bunny... who grows in stature (and cunning) over the books.' (David Blackburn, The Spectator)

A Hero of Our Time:

'An elegant novel which is awash with both hope and tragedy. A Hero of Our Time is a must read for anyone interested in WWII or 19th Century Russian Literature.'
(Nigel Jones, author of Countdown To Valkyrie)

Augustus Son of Rome:

'Augustus: Son of Rome forges action and adventure with politics and philosophy. This superb story is drenched in both blood and wisdom - and puts Foreman on the map as the coming man of historical fiction'.
(Saul David, Author of the Zulu Hart series)

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Look for Similar Items by Category