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A Thief in the Night

(1905)
(The third book in the A J Raffles series)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Probably the most famous thief of all fiction, Raffles was a man-about-town and famous cricketer by day and a master burglar by night. When they were first issued at the turn of the century, these stories rivaled the popularity of Sherlock Holmes and established the prototype for The Saint, James Bond, and the other gentleman-rogue figures of popular fiction. Raffles has been called "the greatest cracksman in the literature of roguery" by the Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection, while Ellery Queen has described Raffles as the "inspiration for the whole school of devil-may-care adventurers on the borderlines of the law, not least the eponymous James Bond."

E. W. Hornung was friendly with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and married his sister. Hornung took his brother-in-law’s detective pair, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, and reincarnated them on the wrong side of the law as Raffles and Bunny, who pursued the business of getting a living by the entirely logical method of stealing it. Conan Doyle wrote in his autobiography: "I think I may claim that his famous character Raffles was a kind of inversion of Sherlock Holmes, Bunny playing Watson. He admits as much in his kindly dedication. I think there are few finder examples of short-story writing in our language than these, though I confess I think they are rather dangerous in their suggestion. I told him so before he put pen to paper, and the result has, I fear, borne me out. You must not make the criminal a hero."

Genre: Mystery
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Title: A Thief in the Night
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January 1978 : UK Hardback
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Title: Raffles, a Thief in the Night
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May 1976 : UK Hardback
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Title: Raffles, a Thief in the Night (Fingerprint Books)
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ISBN: 0-241-89358-5 / 978-0-241-89358-6 (UK edition)
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September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: A thief in the night
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December 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Thief in the Night: Further Adventures of A. J. Raffles, Cricketer and Cracksman (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): E W Hornung
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January 2017 : Paperback
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Title: Thief in the Night (Annotated): A Book of Raffles' Adventures
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December 2015 : Paperback
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October 2007 : USA Paperback
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October 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Thief in the Night: A Book of Raffles' Adventures
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July 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Thief in the Night
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April 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Thief in the Night: Further Adventures of A. J. Raffles, Cricketer and Cracksman, A
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September 1989 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Raffles, a Thief in the Night: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): E W Hornung
ISBN: 1-85089-716-6 / 978-1-85089-716-3 (UK edition)
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Title: A Thief In The Night (Classic Crime Fiction Presents)
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Title: A THIEF IN THE NIGHT ( annotated)
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