E. W. Hornung (18661921) was a British author whose most famous creation, A. J. Raffles, appeared in such follow-ups to The Amateur Cracksman as The Black Mask, A Thief in the Night, and the full-length novel Mr. Justice Raffles. He was married to Constance Doyle, the sister of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Robert Giddings is an eminent literary critic who reviews for such publications as the Guardian, the New Statesman, and the Sunday Times.
The original and still popular tales of a gentleman by day, a master burglar by night.
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