Raffles Holmes and Company

Son of the legendary detective, Sherlock Holmes and grandson of Raffles, the greatest gentleman thief of all, Raffles Holmes embarks upon a series his own adventures and proves himself worthy of his two great names.

Raffles Holmes and Company

Son of the legendary detective, Sherlock Holmes and grandson of Raffles, the greatest gentleman thief of all, Raffles Holmes embarks upon a series his own adventures and proves himself worthy of his two great names. Stories included are: Introducing Mr. Raffles Holmes The Adventure of the Dorrington Ruby Seal The Adventure of Mrs. Burlingame's Diamond Stomacher The Adventure of the Missing Pendants The Adventure of the Brass Check The Adventure of the Hired Burglar The Redemption of Young Billington Rand "The Nostalgia of Nervy Jim The Snatcher" The Adventure of Room 407 The Major-General's Pepperpots

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In this collection of short stories with traces of humor and mystery written in 1906, John Kendrick Bangs introduces to the reader the enigmatic character of 'Raffles Holmes' - the son of the great Sherlock Holmes and the grandson of the ...

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Shelves: humor, pastiche'Raffles Holmes & Company' is a unique book as it is a pastiche based on two different legendary characters created by two equally legendary writers. In this collection of short stories with traces of humor and mystery written in 1906, John Kendrick Bangs introduces to the reader the enigmatic character of 'Raffles Holmes' - the son of the great Sherlock Holmes and the grandson of the gentleman thief A.J. Raffles - and his escapades. In the story titled 'The Adventure of the Dorrington Ruby Seal' the reader gets to know how Sherlock Holmes - created by Arthur Conan Doyle - tracing a crime gets acquainted with Marjorie, the daughter of A.J. Raffles - created by Doyle's brother in law E.W. Hornung - and falls heads over heels in love with her resulting in their matrimony. John Kendrick Bangs adapts character traits from both these ancestors resulting in Raffles Holmes being a gentleman and a magnetic figure with mastery in disguise, deduction, scheming and talented as a cat burglar and thief. Following the style of Sherlock Holmes and A.J. Raffles tales, these stories are chronicled by an artistic assistant named Jenkins who also acts as a companion to Raffles Holmes. The battle of conscience between the A.J Raffles and the Holmes traits in Raffles Holmes are the main feature of these stories. Even though Raffles Holmes is a morally inclined character at times it can be seen that the traits of A.J. Raffles is a tad powerful than the Holmes traits. Instead of solving crimes through deductive abilities like Holmes, Raffles Holmes often uses his logical deduction and mastery over breaking and entering to create cases and then solve them for monetary benefits. The author intent seems to be on making these stories more tending towards being humorous and fanciful than making them taut mysteries like the original Holmes stories. 'Raffles Holmes & Company' is one of the earliest of the Holmes & Raffles pastiches and is a fine sampler for the multitudes of parodies written by John Kendrick Bangs. These preposterous tales of mystery are easy to read and amusing and will be worthy to take up for Holmes & Raffles fans.

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It is a pure pastiche and amusing parody of Sherlock Holmes series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. John Kendrick Bangs (1862–1922) was an American author, editor and satirist.

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That last affair of Raffles and mine, wherein we had successfully got away with the diamond stomacher of the duchess of Herringdale, was still a live matter in British detective circles, and the very audacity of the crime had definitely fastened the responsibility for it upon our shoulders. (Mrs. Raffles) Mrs. Raffles – After the death of her husband A. J. Raffles, the popular 'Gentleman-Thief', his wife dons the hat of the clever thief with her husband's ex-partner Bunny posing as her butler in American high society. What follows then are entertaining stories of suspense and adventure with good dose of satire on the American high class. R. Holmes and Co. – Like his ingenious grandfather and grandmother, the amateur thieves, R. Holmes combines the best of Sherlock Holmes (his father) and maternal grandparents (A. J. Raffles and Mrs. Raffles) to start his own company. But it is left to see which inherited trait will dominate him, his father's or grandparents'? It is a pure pastiche and amusing parody of Sherlock Holmes series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. John Kendrick Bangs (1862–1922) was an American author, editor and satirist. He extended the original A. J. Raffles series by E. W. Hornung, who himself had inverted the character of Sherlock Holmes of his brother-in-law Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as a form of flattery.

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, Detective and Amateur Cracksman by Birth (1906) is a short story collections as sequel to the Raffles books by E.W.John Kendrick Bangs (May 27, 1862 - January 21, 1922) was an American author and satirist, and the creator of modern ...

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What would happen if master detective Sherlock Holmes sired a son with the daughter of one of his archenemies? That's the supposition at the center of R. Holmes & Co., which pits criminal mastermind Raffles against Holmes and goes on to tell the story of how Holmes fell for Raffles' daughter Marjorie, with whom he later had a child, the Raffles Holmes of the book's title. R. Holmes & Co.: Being the Remarkable Adventures of Raffles Holmes, Esq., Detective and Amateur Cracksman by Birth (1906) is a short story collections as sequel to the Raffles books by E.W.John Kendrick Bangs (May 27, 1862 - January 21, 1922) was an American author and satirist, and the creator of modern Bangsian fantasy, the school of fantasy writing that sets the plot wholly or partially in the afterlife. He was born in Yonkers, New York.

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It was a blistering night in August.

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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. I had tried every method known to the resourceful flat-dweller of modern times to get cool and to stay so, but alas, it was impossible. Even the radiators, which all winter long had never once given forth a spark of heat, now hissed to the touch of my moistened finger. Enough cooling drinks to float an ocean greyhound had passed into my inner man, with no other result than to make me perspire more profusely than ever, and in so far as sensations went, to make me feel hotter than before. Finally, as a last resource, along about midnight, its gridiron floor having had a chance to lose some of its stored-up warmth, I climbed out upon the fire-escape at the rear of the Richmere, hitched my hammock from one of the railings thereof to the leader running from the roof to the area, and swung myself therein some eighty feet above the concealed pavement of our backyard—so called, perhaps, because of its dimensions which were just about that square. It was a little improvement, though nothing to brag of. What fitful zephyrs there might be, caused no doubt by the rapid passage to and fro on the roof above and fence-tops below of vagrant felines on Cupid's contentious battles bent, to the disturbance of the still air, soughed softly through the meshes of my hammock and gave some measure of relief, grateful enough for which I ceased the perfervid language I had been using practically since sunrise, and dozed off. And then there entered upon the scene that marvelous man, Raffles Holmes, of whose exploits it is the purpose of these papers to tell.

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"Sir," returned Raffles Holmes, "this is to be a personally conducted enterprise. ... A consolidated gas company, like yourself, should have no difficulty in filling in the gaps." And with that he left me to as merry and withal as ...

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This carefully crafted ebook: "MRS. RAFFLES and R. HOLMES & CO. – 20+ Tales of the Amateur Cracksman's Family (Crime & Adventure Series)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. "That last affair of Raffles and mine, wherein we had successfully got away with the diamond stomacher of the duchess of Herringdale, was still a live matter in British detective circles, and the very audacity of the crime had definitely fastened the responsibility for it upon our shoulders." (Mrs. Raffles) Mrs. Raffles – After the death of her husband A. J. Raffles, the popular 'Gentleman-Thief', his wife dons the hat of the clever thief with her husband's ex-partner Bunny posing as her butler in American high society. What follows then are entertaining stories of suspense and adventure with good dose of satire on the American high class. R. Holmes and Co. – Like his ingenious grandfather and grandmother, the amateur thieves, R. Holmes combines the best of Sherlock Holmes (his father) and maternal grandparents (A. J. Raffles and Mrs. Raffles) to start his own company. But it is left to see which inherited trait will dominate him, his father's or grandparents'? It is a pure pastiche and amusing parody of Sherlock Holmes series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. John Kendrick Bangs (1862–1922) was an American author, editor and satirist. He extended the original A. J. Raffles series by E. W. Hornung, who himself had inverted the character of Sherlock Holmes of his brother-in-law Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as a form of flattery.

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, Detective and Amateur Cracksman by Birth (1906) is a short story collections as sequel to the Raffles books by E.W. Hornung. This is a collection of 10 short stories about the son of Sherlock Holmes and grandson of Raffles.

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What would happen if master detective Sherlock Holmes sired a son with the daughter of one of his archenemies? That's the supposition at the center of R. Holmes & Co., which pits criminal mastermind Raffles against Holmes and goes on to tell the story of how Holmes fell for Raffles' daughter Marjorie, with whom he later had a child, the Raffles Holmes of the book's title. R. Holmes & Co.: Being the Remarkable Adventures of Raffles Holmes, Esq., Detective and Amateur Cracksman by Birth (1906) is a short story collections as sequel to the Raffles books by E.W. Hornung. This is a collection of 10 short stories about the son of Sherlock Holmes and grandson of Raffles. INTRODUCING MR. RAFFLES HOLMES (excerpt) 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. I had tried every method known to the resourceful flat-dweller of modern times to get cool and to stay so, but alas, it was impossible. Even the radiators, which all winter long had never once given forth a spark of heat, now hissed to the touch of my moistened finger. Enough cooling drinks to float an ocean greyhound had passed into my inner man, with no other result than to make me perspire more profusely than ever, and in so far as sensations went, to make me feel hotter than before. Finally, as a last resource, along about midnight, its gridiron floor having had a chance to lose some of its stored-up warmth, I climbed out upon the fire-escape at the rear of the Richmere, hitched my hammock from one of the railings thereof to the leader running from the roof to the area, and swung myself therein some eighty feet above the concealed pavement of our backyard— so called, perhaps, because of its dimensions which were just about that square. It was a little improvement, though nothing to brag of. What fitful zéphyrs there might be, caused no doubt by the rapid passage to and fro on the roof above and fence-tops below of vagrant felines on Cupid’s contentious battles bent, to the disturbance of the still air, soughed softly through the meshes of my hammock and gave some measure of relief, grateful enough for which I ceased the perfervid language I had been using practically since sunrise, and dozed off. And then there entered upon the scene that marvelous man, Raffles Holmes, of whose exploits it is the purpose of these papers to tell... John Kendrick Bangs (May 27, 1862 – January 21, 1922) was an American author, humorist, editor and satirist. He was born in Yonkers, New York. His father Francis Nehemiah Bangs was a lawyer in New York City, as was his brother, Francis S. Bangs. He went to Columbia College from 1880 to 1883 where he became editor of Columbia's literary magazine, Acta Columbia, and contributed short anonymous pieces to humor magazines. After graduation in 1883 with a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in Political Science, Bangs entered Columbia Law School but left in 1884 to become Associate Editor of Life under Edward S. Martin. Bangs contributed many articles and poems to the magazine between 1884 and 1888. During this period, Bangs published his first books. In 1888 Bangs left Life to work at Harper's Magazine, Harper's Bazaar and Harper's Young People, though he continued to contribute to Life. From 1889 to 1900 he held the title of Editor of the Departments of Humor for all three Harper's magazines and from 1899 to 1901 served as active editor of Harper's Weekly. Bangs also served for a short time (January–June 1889) as the first editor of Munsey's Magazine and became editor of the American edition of the Harper-owned Literature from January to November 1899. (Wikipedia)

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Upon selecting the man who will chronicle his life (much as Watson did for Holmes's adventures), we get the tale of Raffles' astonishing origin, followed by an exciting series of adventures involving burglary, extortion, armed robbery, and ...

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In Raffles Holmes & Company, the son of Sherlock Holmes (who also happens to be the grandson of debonaire thief A.J. Raffles (the literary creation of E.W. Hornung) decides to have his own adventures published. Upon selecting the man who will chronicle his life (much as Watson did for Holmes's adventures), we get the tale of Raffles' astonishing origin, followed by an exciting series of adventures involving burglary, extortion, armed robbery, and more--with Raffles treading the fine line (and often slipping off) between good and evil, as the conflicting heritage of his sire and grandsire battle for dominance!

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This unique edition of carefully collected mystery & adventure classics has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. THE ORIGINAL SERIES by E. W. HORNUNG The Amateur Cracksman The Ides of March A Costume Piece Gentlemen and Players Le Premier Pas Wilful Murder . . . The Black Mask; or Raffles: Further Adventures No Sinecure A Jubilee Present The Fate of Faustina The Last Laugh To Catch a Thief . . . A Thief in the Night Out of Paradise The Chest of Silver The Rest Cure The Criminologists' Club The Field of Philippi . . . Mr. Justice Raffles (Novel) THE SEQUELS TO THE ORIGINAL SERIES by JOHN KENDRICK BANGS Mrs. Raffles The Adventure of the Herald Personal The Adventure of the Newport Villa The Adventure of Mrs. Gaster's Maid The Pearl Rope of Mrs. Gushington-andrews . . . R. Holmes and Co. Introducing Mr. Raffles Holmes The Adventure of The Dorrington Ruby Seal The Adventure of Mrs. Burlingame's Diamond Stomacher The Adventure of The Missing Pendants . . . THE INSPIRATION TO THE ORIGINAL SERIES by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes A Scandal in Bohemia The Red-Headed League A Case of Identity The Boscombe Valley Mystery The Five Orange Pips The Man with the Twisted Lip ... E. W. Hornung (1866–1921) was an English author and poet and also brother-in-law to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Hornung is known for writing the A. J. Raffles series about a gentleman thief based on a deliberate inversion of the Sherlock Holmes series. Hornung dedicated his creation as a form of flattery to Doyle. John Kendrick Bangs (1862–1922) was an American author, editor and satirist. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) was a British writer and physician, most noted for creating the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr. Watson which is generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.

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Excerpt from R. Holmes Co: Being the Remarkable Adventures of Raffles Holmes, Esq., Detective and Amateur Cracksman by Birth R. Holmes & Co: Being the Remarkable Adventures of Raffles Holmes, Esq., Detective and Amateur Cracksman By Birth was written by John Kendrick Bangs in 1906. This is a 250 page book, containing 35892 words and 6 pictures. Search Inside is enabled for this title. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. THE ORIGINAL SERIES by E. W. HORNUNG The Amateur Cracksman The Ides of March A Costume Piece Gentlemen and Players Le Premier Pas Wilful Murder . . . The Black Mask; or Raffles: Further Adventures No Sinecure A Jubilee Present The Fate of Faustina The Last Laugh To Catch a Thief . . . A Thief in the Night Out of Paradise The Chest of Silver The Rest Cure The Criminologists' Club The Field of Philippi . . . Mr. Justice Raffles (Novel) THE SEQUELS TO THE ORIGINAL SERIES by JOHN KENDRICK BANGS Mrs. Raffles The Adventure of the Herald Personal The Adventure of the Newport Villa The Adventure of Mrs. Gaster's Maid The Pearl Rope of Mrs. Gushington-andrews . . . R. Holmes and Co. Introducing Mr. Raffles Holmes The Adventure of The Dorrington Ruby Seal The Adventure of Mrs. Burlingame's Diamond Stomacher The Adventure of The Missing Pendants . . . E. W. Hornung (1866–1921) was an English author and poet and also brother-in-law to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Hornung is known for writing the A. J. Raffles series about a gentleman thief based on a deliberate inversion of the Sherlock Holmes series. Hornung dedicated his creation as a form of flattery to Doyle. John Kendrick Bangs (1862–1922) was an American author, editor and satirist. He is famous for "Bangsian Fantasy" genre in which famous literary characters or historical individuals meet and interact in the afterlife.

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A collection of 10 short stories about the son of Sherlock Holmes and grandson of Raffles.

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A collection of 10 short stories about the son of Sherlock Holmes and grandson of Raffles.

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, Detective and Amateur Cracksman by Birth (1906) is a short story collections as sequel to the Raffles books by E.W. Hornung. This is a collection of 10 short stories about the son of Sherlock Holmes and grandson of Raffles.

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What would happen if master detective Sherlock Holmes sired a son with the daughter of one of his archenemies? That's the supposition at the center of R. Holmes & Co., which pits criminal mastermind Raffles against Holmes and goes on to tell the story of how Holmes fell for Raffles' daughter Marjorie, with whom he later had a child, the Raffles Holmes of the book's title. R. Holmes & Co.: Being the Remarkable Adventures of Raffles Holmes, Esq., Detective and Amateur Cracksman by Birth (1906) is a short story collections as sequel to the Raffles books by E.W. Hornung. This is a collection of 10 short stories about the son of Sherlock Holmes and grandson of Raffles.

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"That remains to be seen," said Raffles Holmes. "All I know is that next Tuesday he will be required to turn over $100,000 unregistered bonds to a young man about to come of age, for whom he has been a trustee." "Aha!

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