By E. W. Hornung
Arthur Raffles is a admired member of London society, and a countrywide wearing hero. As a cricketer he on a regular basis represents England in try suits. He makes use of this as an opportunity to dedicate a few burglaries, basically stealing beneficial jewelry from his hosts. during this, he's assisted via his buddy, the more youthful, idealistic Bunny Manders. either males are always lower than the surveillance of Inspector Mackenzie of Scotland backyard who's consistently thwarted in his makes an attempt to pin the crimes on Raffles... This 3rd rip-roaring selection of brief tales approximately Raffles, the Gentleman Thief, has been particularly formatted for today's e-readers by way of Andrews united kingdom.
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