By E. W. Hornung, John Kendrick Bangs
This enormous compilation of Raffles works provides 26 brief stories—all the stories from the unique three collections, The novice Cracksman, The Black masks, and A Thief within the Night—plus the unconventional Mr. Justice Raffles. additionally incorporated are 20 extra, comparable tales by means of E.W. Hornung and John Kendrick Bangs (including the adventures of Raffles' son), plus introductions, publication covers, and notes. no matter if you're a longtime fan of the "amateur cracksman" or a newcomer to E.W. Hornung's vintage gentleman-thief, you'll locate whatever new and pleasing during this volume!
THE IDES OF MARCH
a dressing up PIECE
gents AND PLAYERS
LE foremost PAS
9 issues OF THE LAW
THE go back MATCH
THE reward OF THE EMPEROR
A JUBILEE PRESENT
THE destiny OF FAUSTINA
THE final LAUGH
TO capture A THIEF
AN outdated FLAME
the incorrect HOUSE
THE KNEES OF THE GODS
OUT OF PARADISE
THE CHEST OF SILVER
the remainder CURE
THE CRIMINOLOGISTS' CLUB
the sphere OF PHILLIPI
a nasty NIGHT
A capture TO capture A CRACKSMAN
THE SPOILS OF SACRILEGE
THE RAFFLES RELICS
THE final WORD
MR. JUSTICE RAFFLES
A VOICE within the WILDERNESS
THE BLACK gap OF GLENRANALD
"TO THE VILE DUST"
A BUSHRANGER AT BAY
THE TAKING OF STINGAREE
the honour OF THE ROAD
THE PURIFICATION OF MULFERA
A DUEL within the DESERT
THE MOTH AND THE STAR
the journey OF THE DORRINGTON RUBY SEAL
the journey OF MRS. BURLINGAME'S DIAMOND STOMACHER
the journey OF THE lacking PENDANTS
the journey OF THE BRASS CHECK
the journey OF THE employed BURGLAR
THE REDEMPTION OF younger BILLINGTON RAND
THE NOSTALGIA OF NERVY JIM THE SNATCHER
the journey OF ROOM 407
THE MAJOR-GENERALS PEPPER-POTS
And don't disregard to look this publication shop for "Wildside Megapack" to work out extra entries within the Megapack sequence, masking secret, technology fiction, westerns, and lots more and plenty, even more!
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Stated he. “Why couldn’t you wait until eventually we obtained domestic? ” “Why couldn’t you inform me what you have been going to do? ” I retorted as of yore. “Because your expensive outdated phiz continues to be worthy its weight in innocence, and since you by no means may perhaps act for nuts! You appeared as questioned because the different bad satan; yet you wouldn’t when you had identified what my video game rather was once. ” “And pray what used to be it? ” “That,” acknowledged Raffles, and he smacked the cigarette-box down upon the mantelpiece. It used to be now not tied. It used to be now not sealed. It flew open from the strength of the impression. And the diamond ring that expense L95, the necklet for L200, and my flaming superstar at one other L100, all 3 lay secure and cushty within the jeweller’s personal cotton-wool! “Duplicate containers! ” I cried. “Duplicate packing containers, my brainy Bunny. One used to be already packed and weighted, and in my pocket. I don’t comprehend even if you spotted me weighing the 3 issues jointly in my hand? i do know that neither of you observed me swap the packing containers, for I did it while i used to be nearest procuring the bee-brooch on the finish, and also you have been too wondered, and the opposite Johnny too prepared. It was once the most cost effective shot within the online game; the precious ones have been sending outdated Theobald to Southampton on a fool’s errand the day before today afternoon, and exhibiting one’s personal nostril down Regent road in huge sunlight whereas he used to be long gone; yet a few issues are worthy deciding to buy, and sure dangers one should always take. great containers, aren’t they? I purely needed they contained a greater cigarette; yet a infamous model used to be crucial; a field of Sullivans may have introduced me to lifestyles the following day. ” “But they oughtn’t to open it the next day. ” “Nor will they, in truth. in the meantime, Bunny, i could name upon you to put off the boodle. ” “I’m on for any mortal factor! ” My voice rang real, I swear, however it used to be the way in which of Raffles to take the proof of as many senses as attainable. I felt the chilly metal of his eyes via mine and during my mind. yet what he observed looked as if it would fulfill him at least what he heard, for his hand stumbled on my hand, and pressed it with a fervor overseas to the fellow. “I understand you're, and that i knew you'd be. in basic terms keep in mind, Bunny, it’s my flip subsequent to pay the shot! ” You shall pay attention how he paid it while the time got here. A JUBILEE current The Room of Gold, within the British Museum, is perhaps good adequate identified to the inquiring alien and the travelled American. a real Londoner, even if, i personally had by no means heard of it till Raffles casually proposed a raid. “The older I develop, Bunny, the fewer i believe of your so-called priceless stones. while did they ever herald part their marketplace worth in L. s. d. there has been the 1st little crib we ever cracked together—you along with your blameless eyes close. one thousand kilos that stuff used to be worthy; yet what number hundreds of thousands did it truly fetch. The Ardagh emeralds weren’t far better; outdated girl Melrose’s necklace was once a long way worse; yet that little lot the opposite evening has approximately entire me. a funky hundred for items priced good over 4; and L35 to come back off for bait, given that we merely obtained a tenner for the hoop i purchased and paid for like an ass.