Raffles, the famous cricketer and amateur cracksman, is back in an original adventure. Harry “Bunny” Manders, Raffles’ biographer and accomplice, recounts the tale of the time they broke into the bookshop, Hatchard’s of Piccadilly. Their mission? To steal a letter, formally owned by one Rene d’Aramis, which if published could compromise a prominent member of the government.
Yet, even more intriguing than their employment is their employer – a certain Mr Sherlock Holmes of 221b Baker Street. How will the master criminal fare against the legendary detective?
In this stunning re-creation of the classic Raffles stories, Richard Foreman brings one of the most famous characters in literature vividly back to life.
This brilliant novella will be enjoyed by anyone who has read the original Raffles stories, as well as by fans of Sherlock Holmes, and historical fiction.
It 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