In honour of Raffles, go commit a burglary.... by which I mean stay law-abiding citizens
Almost the Ides of March! If anyone wants to celebrate with a Rafflesy read, here's my longish short story, "His Friends and His Relations." Also features Sherlock Holmes.An original story to Arthur Conan Doyle and E.W. Hornung, this form of flattery It was the spring when all conversation turned to the cessation of hostilities for His Majesty's forces in South Africa. All conversation, that is, except with my friend Sherl...4 participating
John Kendrick Bangs: proof that fanfic is NOT an invention of the Internet age. R. Holmes & Co., from 1906, when both AC Doyle and EW Hornung were still alive and writing. A guy claiming to be the son of Sherlock Holmes and grandson of A.J. Raffles dupes ... I'm back. Let's talk about the one where Bunny has to pretend to be good at cricket. My spouse is now reading Mr. Justice Raffles and keeps exclaiming about phrases that he either doesn't understand or finds quaintly British. From chapter 3 alone: "That's both their cases in a philippine!" "I crab my hotel." "a suit of swagger silk paj... It's delightful. Twisty plots, and very funny between the lines. How how how did I leave this immensely relevant song out of the first version of my Raffles showtunes playlist? From the rather dreadful 1965 Sherlock Holmes-themed musical Baker Street. Here's the playlist with this track in its proper spot: http://8trac... Not strictly Raffles related, but I got this today and thought I'd share. After Hornung's son died, he travelled to France several times, at one point volunteering with the YMCA near the front line, and he published some war poetry, including this bookle... This week, Raffles is not quite the master of disguise that he thinks he is.