- File Size: 876 KB
- Print Length: 47 pages
- Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd. (February 23, 2012)
- Publication Date: February 23, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007CS7WJU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #186,963 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Raffles: The Gentleman Thief Kindle Edition
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This new original story by Foreman sees our favorite amateur cracksman Raffles - famous cricket player by day, infamous jewel thief by night - hired by none other than Baker Street's most famous detective Sherlock Holmes. He is, of course, to steal something, a job Holmes characteristically just cannot be bothered with himself. Readers of Hornung's Raffles stories may have wondered where Holmes fits into this universe, if at all. Surely London's most famous thief wouldn't go unnoticed? In the BBC Raffles radio plays Holmes exists in an offhand comment, and in the TV series, Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character in a book, which is obviously a reference for laughs. But in Foreman's short story he is very real. In fact, Holmes finds him more of a useful asset than a threat. Remember that Holmes never particularly cared for morals or political games, and that is exactly what saves Raffles when he is offered a job he cannot resist.
Foreman manages to write in the same spirit and atmosphere as the original Raffles stories, complete with Victorian foggy London, dirty alleys and the frivolous way of upper class life that Raffles despises and yet entertains so easily. He even adds a bit of social awareness, and perhaps a few observations about modern society too; with comments on growing tourism and the popularity of Madam Tussuad's wax museum on Marylebone Street.Read more ›
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Raffles is a cute take on Holmes / Watson vs. Raffles / Henry "Bunny" Manders. Bunny does act as timid as a bunny facing the hunter. Read morePublished on May 21, 2013 by microfiche
In 'Raffles: The Gentleman Thief', the author interestingly compares two opposing characters: Sherlock Holmes, the genius detective created A. C. Doyle and A. J. Read morePublished on July 16, 2012 by Laura Marangoni
Raffles: The Gentleman Thief is an excellent short story. It is detailed and interesting enough to quench a thirst for nostalgic and historical comfort whilst being compact enough... Read morePublished on June 28, 2012 by Natalie
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