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R. Holmes & Co. Being the Remarkable Adventures of Raffles Holmes, Esq., Detective and Amateur Cracksman by Birth

R. Holmes & Co. Being the Remarkable Adventures of Raffles Holmes, Esq., Detective and Amateur Cracksman by Birth [Kindle Edition]

John Kendrick Bangs
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 116 KB
  • Print Length: 230 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TRV9UU
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3.0 out of 5 stars Crooks and con men the way they were 26 Sep 2011
By G. M. Sinstadt VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition
Important genealogy. Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes, detective extraordinaire. E W Hornung (Conan Doyle's brother-in-law) created A J Raffles, gentleman thief. John Kendrick Bangs created Raffles Holmes, son of Sherlock and grandson of Raffles (yes, really - chapter two explains). This third (or possibly second) generation offspring has characteristics drawn from both his forbears: he is an accomplished cat burglar, a thief with a conscience, a master of disguise, and a man-about-town with an amanuensis to record his exploits.

R Holmes & Co, published in 1906, is accomplished pastiche. The style is established early - cats in the night are "vagrant felines on Cupid's contentious battles bent" - and remains true to itself. The various episodes are preposterous but amusingly concocted. The book slips by as effortlessly as R Holmes through a deserving victim's window.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A cheap excuse for a mystery book 22 Feb 2013
By L. Mcdevitt - Published on
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This is ridiculous. Sherlock Holmes married the daughter of a criminal, and they had a baby, "Raffles Holmes". This baby grew up, and didn't know whether he wanted to be honest like his father, or steal like his maternal grandfather. So he compromises, and does the worst thing he can do. He becomes a thief while parading around like the greatest detective since, er, Sherlock Holmes. Sheer stupidity. Tacking the name "Holmes" on it just adds insult to injury. I didn't finish this book.
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