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Summary

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.

©2012 Richard Foreman (P)2014 Audible Studios

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"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)

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Excellent audiobook perfectly arranged. loved it.

Excellent story by Richard Foreman. perfectly narrated and delivered by Jeremy Clyde. Thank you audible, l look forward to listening to more.

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A wonderful homage to the original stories and characters

The narration, plot and understanding of the original characters were superb; first class, in fact! Highly and thoroughly recommend to fans of Holmes or Raffles, or indeed, any fans of a ripping yarn!