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Raffles, Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman

Raffles, Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman by Ernest William Hornung
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Raffles, Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman (also published as The Black Mask) is the second collection of stories in the Raffles series. After the dark turn of events at the end of The Gift of the Emperor, Bunny’s done his time and, his life not being quite what it was before, now finds himself longing for the companionship of his Raffles.

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RAFFLES

FURTHER ADVENTURES OF THE AMATEUR CRACKSMAN

BY

E. W. HORNUNG

CONTENTS

NO SINECURE A JUBILEE PRESENT THE FATE OF FAUSTINA THE LAST LAUGH TO CATCH A THIEF AN OLD FLAME THE WRONG HOUSE THE KNEES OF THE GODS

RAFFLES

NO SINECURE

I

I am still uncertain which surprised me more, the telegram calling my attention to the advertisement, or the advertisement itself. The telegram is before me as I write. It would appear to have been handed in at Vere Street at eight o'clock in the morning of May 11, 1897, and received before half past at Holloway B.O. And in that drab region it duly found me, unwashen but at work before the day grew hot and my attic insupportable.

"See Mr. Maturin's advertisement Daily Mail might suit you earnestly beg try will speak if necessary "

I transcribe the thing as I see it before me, all in one breath that took away mine; but I leave out the initials at the end, which completed the surprise. They stood very obviously for the knighted specialist whose consulting room is within a cab whistle of Vere Street, and who once called me kinsman for his sins... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 2 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - December 5, 2014
Subject: Raffles, further adventures of the amateur cracks an
The reader does an excellent job, the story (if only I had known) goes nowhere and leaves the listener totally unsatisfied.


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