The Amateur Cracksman
by E. W. Hornung
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons 1905
The first in a series of books of the anti-hero, Raffles, a gentleman and a cricket player, who supports himself by carrying out ingenious burglaries. Told a la Sherlock Holmes stories, by Raffles' friend, with a good sense of humor.
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