<ul> <li>This edition includes the following editor's analysis: <i>Can Arthur J. Raffles be compared to Sherlock Holmes?</i></li></ul><br />Originally published in 1905, “A Thief in the Night” is a short story collection and E. W. Hornung's third instalment in the irresistible adventures of A. J. Raffles, the thief who gives crime a good name.<br /><br />With the humorous and reflective narration of Bunny, Raffles' most faithful companion, “A Thief in the Night” is an exciting and fun collection of the adventures of the two famous thieves. With stories scattered across the timeline of Raffles' and Bunny's relationship, this collection of short fiction allows readers to fill in gaps and become better acquainted with the beloved main characters of E.W Hornung's popular crime series.<br /><br />Arthur J. Raffles appears in three other works (two short story collections and one novel, <i>all published by ePembaBooks</i>) by E. W. Hornung:<ul> <li>“The Amateur Cracksman” (1899, 8 short stories)</li> <li>“The Black Mask” (1901, 8 short stories)</li> <li>“Mr. Justice Raffles” (1909, novel)</li></ul>
Acerca de E. W. Hornung
E. W. Hornung (1866–1921) based his iconic characters—the gentleman thief A. J. Raffles and his sidekick, Bunny Manders—on his friends Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas, as well as on his brother-in-law Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous literary creations: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. The eighth child of a Hungarian timber and coal merchant, Hornung was a prolific and popular author during his lifetime, publishing in a variety of genres.