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Raffles: Stumped [Kindle Edition]

Richard Foreman
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Raffles, the legendary gentleman thief, returns in a sparkling new short story, first published as part with the longer e-book Raffles: Caught Out

In this tale, Harry “Bunny” Manders finds himself badly in debt. Bunny must pay off a loan to an unscrupulous moneylender, Alexander “Shylock” Cardinal, or else lose all of his assets, or worse his life. Bunny puts his faith in his best friend to save the day but can even Raffles pull off a job at such short notice – and raise such a large sum of money?

Richard Foreman's Raffles Series has been widely praised:

‘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.

Praise for Raffles: Bowled Over:

'This story is not only a joy because of the wonderful characterizations of Raffles and Bunny, but the rest of the ensemble is both amusing and full of personality. I found myself often laughing with Raffles and cringing with Bunny at the various people they encounter. The casual mention of real people like H.G.Wells, Winston Churchill and the famous sportsman C.B.Fry - here a friend of Raffles - naturally brings authenticity to the story, and you really do feel like you're witnessing history first hand.' Dawn - The Baker Street Babes.

Richard Foreman is a literary consultant and publicist. He cut his teeth in the book trade as a bookseller, before founding Chalke Authors.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading publisher of digital books.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 104 KB
  • Print Length: 30 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd. (29 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Z1157Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #227,057 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Richard Foreman is the author of the Raffles series of books and the historical novels Augustus: Son of Rome, Sword of Rome: Standard Bearer, A Hero of Our Time and Warsaw. He has worked as a literary consultant and publicist to a number of bestselling authors, including Tom Holland, Conn Iggulden and Simon Scarrow. He lives in London.

Richard Foreman's work has been widely praised:

The Raffles: The Gentleman Thief series:

'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)

'This story is not only a joy because of the wonderful characterizations of Raffles and Bunny, but the rest of the ensemble is both amusing and full of personality. I found myself often laughing with Raffles and cringing with Bunny at the various people they encounter. The casual mention of real people like H.G.Wells, Winston Churchill and the famous sportsman C.B.Fry - here a friend of Raffles - naturally brings authenticity to the story, and you really do feel like you're witnessing history first hand' (Dawn - The Baker Street Babes)

'The exploitative rich are robbed, habitual criminals are caught, and men of true nobility triumph... Raffles... is a debonair rogue - a sparkling bon vivant with penchants for cricket and larceny ... [but] Foreman gives himself more latitude with Bunny... who grows in stature (and cunning) over the books.' (David Blackburn, The Spectator)

A Hero of Our Time:

'An elegant novel which is awash with both hope and tragedy. A Hero of Our Time is a must read for anyone interested in WWII or 19th Century Russian Literature.'
(Nigel Jones, author of Countdown To Valkyrie)

Augustus Son of Rome:

'Augustus: Son of Rome forges action and adventure with politics and philosophy. This superb story is drenched in both blood and wisdom - and puts Foreman on the map as the coming man of historical fiction'.
(Saul David, Author of the Zulu Hart series)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Short, But Superb. 2 May 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Superb. Although short there's barely a paragraph - or sentence - wasted in this book. Whether you guess the ending or not, you'll have fun getting there. People tempted by pay day loans should read this book, as well as fans of Victorian crime stories.
Will check out the subsequent adventures of Raffles and Bunny too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Satire 10 May 2012
By Gareth
Format:Kindle Edition
Once again attention is paid to the links between historical accuracy and the present. Bunny, like many today, is forced to accept a "quick quid" from a money lender. The adventure that unfolds from this action is as nail biting and exciting as those that precede it, even though the story is short.

For me, what's most enjoyable about this tale in particular is the strength of the friendship between Raffles and Bunny, and the extent to which their `adventures' take place to help one another.

Both touching and thrilling, a great read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Biting and amusing 28 Nov 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
After reading with enthusiasm 'Raffles: A GentlemanTthief' and 'Raffles: Bowled Over', I could not wait to start a new adventure.

Raffles Stumped is a short but entertainig tale. I found myself laughing out loud at the knowing wit of the hero and the in jokes related to our age. In this story Bunny is heavily in debt and to make matters worse he is forced to pay off a loan to the greedy moneylender - Alexander Cardinal, nicknamed "Shylock".

Once again the strength of the friendship between Raffles and Bunny conquers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superior Short Fiction 18 May 2012
By FernDW
Format:Kindle Edition
Raffles: Stumped may be shorter but it is just as entertaining as the other Raffles stories. Showing his kinder side Raffles offers to help his old friend Bunny out of a bad situation with a money lender. Raffles is hours late to the meet however and leaves everyone in anticipation as to whether he will ever arrive with the money. This is superior short fiction.
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars  2 reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Biting and amusing 28 Nov 2012
By Laura Marangoni - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
After reading with enthusiasm 'Raffles: A GentlemanTthief' and 'Raffles: Bowled Over', I could not wait to start a new adventure.

Raffles Stumped is a short but entertainig tale. I found myself laughing out loud at the knowing wit of the hero and the in jokes related to our age. In this story Bunny is heavily in debt and to make matters worse he is forced to pay off a loan to the greedy moneylender - Alexander Cardinal, nicknamed "Shylock".

Once again the strength of the friendship between Raffles and Bunny conquers.
5.0 out of 5 stars Superior Short Fiction 18 May 2012
By Lucy Conlon - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Raffles: Stumped may be shorter but it is just as entertaining as the other Raffles stories. Showing his kinder side Raffles offers to help his old friend Bunny out of a bad situation with a money lender. Raffles is hours late to the meet however and leaves everyone in anticipation as to whether he will ever arrive with the money. This is superior short fiction.
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