R. Holmes and Co.
Raffles Holmes is introduced in these stories as the son of the great Sherlock Holmes. He is also revealed to be the grandson of A.J. Raffles, a gentleman thief pursued by Sherlock Holmes many years earlier. This apparently contradictory family background sets the stage for his colorful and amusing adventures.
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Being the Remarkable Adventures of Raffles Holmes, Esq., Detective and Amateur Cracksman by Birth
by John Kendrick Bangs
Contents I. INTRODUCING MR. RAFFLES HOLMES II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DORRINGTON RUBY SEAL III. THE ADVENTURE OF MRS. BURLINGAME'S DIAMOND STOMACHER IV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE MISSING PENDANTS V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BRASS CHECK VI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE HIRED BURGLAR VII. THE REDEMPTION OF YOUNG BILLINGTON RAND VIII. "THE NOSTALGIA OF NERVY JIM THE SNATCHER" IX. THE ADVENTURE OF ROOM 407 X. THE MAJOR GENERAL'S PEPPERPOTS
R. HOLMES & CO.
I INTRODUCING MR. RAFFLES HOLMES
It was a blistering night in August. All day long the mercury in the thermometer had been flirting with the figures at the top of the tube, and the promised shower at night which a mendacious Weather Bureau had been prophesying as a slight mitigation of our sufferings was conspicuous wholly by its absence. I had but one comfort in the sweltering hours of the day, afternoon and evening, and that was that my family were away in the mountains, and there was no law against my sitting around all day clad only in my pajamas, and otherwise concealed from possibly intruding eyes by the wreaths of smoke that I extracted from the nineteen or twenty cigars which, when there is no protesting eye to suggest otherwise, form my daily allowance... Continue reading book >>
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