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The Gentleman Thief

The Gentleman Thief

(A book in the Raffles series)
A Novella by

Raffles, the famous cricketer and amateur cracksman, is back in an original adventure.

Harry "Bunny" Manders, Raffles' biographer and accomplice, recounts the tale of the time they broke into the bookshop, Hatchard's of Piccadilly. Their mission? To steal a letter, formally owned by one Rene d'Aramis, which if published could compromise a prominent member of the government.

Yet, even more intriguing than their employment is their employer - a certain Mr Sherlock Holmes of 221b Baker Street. How will the master criminal fare against the legendary detective?

In this stunning re-creation of the classic Raffles stories, Richard Foreman brings one of the most famous characters in literature vividly back to life.

This brilliant novella will be enjoyed by anyone who has read the original Raffles stories, as well as by fans of Sherlock Holmes, and historical fiction.

Praise of Raffles: The Gentleman Thief

'A capital story! Strong characters, sparkling dialogue, a plot with a twist as the gentleman thief plies his trade again. Devotees of the original stories will rejoice at his return: new fans will greet a fresh hero and wait impatiently for more adventures. Raffles, burglar extraordinaire, master cricketer, welcome back to The Albany!' - David Dickinson, author of The Lord Powerscourt Mysteries

In Praise of Raffles: Bowled Over

'This story is not only a joy because of the wonderful characterizations of Raffles and Bunny, but the ret of the ensemble is both amusing and full of personality.I found myself often laughing with Raffles and cringing with Bunny at the various people they encounter. The casual mention of real people like H.G.Wells, Winston Churchill and the famous sportsman C.B.Fry - here a friend of Raffles - naturally brings authenticity to the story, and you really do feel like you're witnessing history first hand.' Dawn, The Baker Street Babes

Richard Foreman is a literary consultant and publicist. He cut his teeth in the book trade as a bookseller, before founding Chalke Authors.

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Audio Editions

July 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: Raffles: The Gentleman Thief: Raffles, Book 1
Author(s): Richard Foreman
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

July 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: Raffles: The Gentleman Thief: Raffles, Book 1
Author(s): Richard Foreman
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

February 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Raffles: The Gentleman Thief
Author(s): Richard Foreman
Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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