Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman
by E.W. Hornung (Methuen, 1899)
audiobook read by David Rintoul (Paul Kent, 2013)
A collection of sequentially linked short stories featuring roguish gentleman thief A.J. Raffles and his accomplice ‘Bunny’, who narrates. The dynamic is very Holmes/Watson (perhaps unsurprisingly, as Hornung was Conan Doyle’s brother-in-law) but the escapades themselves fall flat, despite Hornung’s accomplished prose.