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Once Again Raffles Engages and Entertains
on 19 March 2012
Absolutely fantastic continuation of the Raffles The Gentleman Thief series. Though the novels can stand alone, reading the series in succession allowed me to see the character development and added depth of this third installment. Bunny continues as a wonderful narrator, ever worried about Raffles, who began dispirited but rose to his typical lively craftiness in his aim to steal from the former Prime Minister. Though Mary Flanagan is absent, the introduction of Lucy Rosebery provides another truly engaging female. As before, the freshness of Foreman's writing modernises the world of Raffles for today's reader, making the novella an immensely enjoyable and funny read (perhaps the funniest yet!). With just enough of a twist and action, this short novella keeps you engaged until the last word. Definitely recommend this and the whole series to any fan of historical crime fiction.