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This review is from: Raffles: The Gentleman Thief (Kindle Edition)
The Gentleman Thief takes the reader back to the London of Sherlock Holmes, but populated by a host of literary icons such as Wilde and Radcliff. Yet at the same time those familiar with London now will laugh as they recognise the many in-jokes in Bunny's narrative. The characters A J Raffles and Bunny, as in the original Hornung series, are an intentional inversion of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson - albeit with the tastes and manners that you would expect from an English gentlemen. The book is short, yet despite this it manages to fit in excellent character development, particularly in the relationship between Raffles and Bunny, alongside a descriptive historical and contextual setting and a plot worthy of Conan Doyle.