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A. J. Raffles
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Arthur J. Raffles is a character created in the 1890s by E. W. Hornung, a brother-in-law to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Raffles is, in many ways, a deliberate inversion of Holmes — he is a "gentleman thief," living in the Albany, a prestigious address in London, playing cricket for the Gentlemen of England and supporting himself by carrying out ingenious burglaries. He is called the "Amateur Cracksman", and often, at first, differentiates between himself and the "professors" — professional criminals from the lower classes.


The Amateur Cracksman
by E.W. Hornung
(1899)
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The Black Mask
(Raffles: Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman)
by E.W. Hornung
(1901)
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A Thief in the Night
by E.W. Hornung
(1905)
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Mr. Justice Raffles
by E.W. Hornung
(1909)
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