E. W. Hornung

Ernest William Hornung was known for writing the A. J. Raffles series of stories about a gentleman thief in late 19th-century London.

An Old Flame by E. W. Hornung

I The square shall be nameless, but if you drive due west from Piccadilly the cab-man will eventually find it on his left, and he ought to thank you for two shillings. It is not a fashionable square, but there are few with a finer garden, while the studios on the south side lend distinction …

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The Last Laugh by E. W. Hornung

As I have had occasion to remark elsewhere, the pick of our exploits, from a frankly criminal point of view, are of least use for the comparatively pure purposes of these papers. They might be appreciated in a trade journal (if only that want could be supplied), by skilled manipulators of the jemmy and the …

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The Fate of Faustina by E. W. Hornung

“Mar—ga—ri, e perzo a Salvatore! Mar—ga—ri, Ma l’ommo e cacciatore! Mar—ga—ri, Nun ce aje corpa tu! Chello ch’ e fatto, e fatto, un ne parlammo cchieu!” A piano-organ was pouring the metallic music through our open windows, while a voice of brass brayed the words, which I have since obtained, and print above for identification …

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No Sinecure by E. W. Hornung

I I am still uncertain which surprised me more, the telegram calling my attention to the advertisement, or the advertisement itself. The telegram is before me as I write. It would appear to have been handed in at Vere Street at eight o’clock in the morning of May 11, 1897, and received before half-past at …

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The Return Match by E. W. Hornung

I had turned into Piccadilly, one thick evening in the following November, when my guilty heart stood still at the sudden grip of a hand upon my arm. I thought—I was always thinking—that my inevitable hour was come at last. It was only Raffles, however, who stood smiling at me through the fog. “Well met!” …

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