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R. Holmes & Co.

Being the Remarkable Adventures of Raffles Holmes, Esq., Detective and Amateur Cracksman by Birth

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Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 33,919 / 103 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 3,133
Added to site: 2007.02.12 16033

nk well enough of it to write it up."

"Go on!" I said. "I'll whack up with you square and honest."

"Which is more than either Watson or Bunny ever did with my father or my grandfather, else I should not be in the business which now occupies my time and attention," said Raffles Holmes with a cold snap to his eyes which I took as an admonition to hew strictly to the line of honor, or to subject myself to terrible consequences. "With that understanding, Jenkins, I'll tell you the story of the Dorrington Ruby Seal, in which some crime, a good deal of romance, and my ancestry are involved."


"Lord Dorrington, as you may have heard," said Raffles Holmes, leaning back in my easy-chair and gazing reflectively up at the ceiling, "was chiefly famous in England as a sporting peer. His vast estates, in five counties, were always open to any sportsman of renown, or otherwise, as long as he was a true sportsman. So open, indeed, was the house that

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
David Lyons

An interesting series of short stories about the son of Sherlock Holmes and grandson of Raffles. Just light reading.



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