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R. Holmes & Co
pubOne.info present you this new edition. It was a blistering night in August. All day long the mercury in the thermometer had been flirting with the figures at the top of the tube, and the promised shower at night which a mendacious Weather Bureau had been prophesying as a slight mitigation of our sufferings was conspicuous wholly by its absence. I had but one comfort in ...more
ebook, 148 pages
Published December 3rd 2010 by Pubone.Info
(first published 1906)
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Sherlock Holmes married (sounds already improbable) a daughter of a famous thief. His son moved to US and makes his living by being a private detective; using his father fame, I suppose. The problem is: he uses his grandfather skills to steal some really valuable pieces of jewelry and returning them for a reward (fairly good one). He also wants his exploits to be recorded (why, with the way he does his "investigations"?), so he befriends a writer (who plays dumb sidekick to a great detective, ju ...more
Important genealogy. Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes, detective extraordinaire. E W Hornung (Conan Doyle's brother-in-law) created A J Raffles, gentleman thief. John Kendrick Bangs created Raffles Holmes, son of Sherlock and grandson of Raffles (yes, really - chapter two explains). This third (or possibly second) generation offspring has characteristics drawn from both his forbears: he is an accomplished cat burglar, a thief with a conscience, a master of disguise, and a man-about-tow ...more
This is a collection of very short stories, but rather long sentences. The son of Sherlock Holmes is shown to be more appreciated for his abilities to slip in and out of places unnoticed than for his deductive abilities here. He is not ON cases so much as CREATING them, to get cash. I liked it for its interesting transitional references--between the 1880s of Sherlock Holmes and the modern world of today, I learned a few interesting things about clubs, about recorders, and about 1905 New York Cit ...more
If you're a Shelock Holmes fan or if you just enjoy turn of the century humor, John Kendrick Bangs is the author for you and this is an easy way to evaluate his work. The stories relate to the main character who is the son of the detective Sherlock Holmes and the grandsson of the famous jewelry thief and safecracker Raffles. The two bloodlines sometimes conflict and sometime work together to produce imagiative, fanciful, and light short mysteries. An easy and enjoyable read.
It seems that Holmes is everywhere I go...I discovered this author thanks to a funny , humorous Napoleon biography and then I learned he is author of one of the first Holmes (and Raffles) parodies: Raffles Holmes, a detective which invents robberies (often never committed) then "solves" them. This way, he placates both sides of his nature (he is son of Holmes and grandson of Raffles) but his biographer, a penny-a-liner, has to keep an eye on him so he won't wander from the right path.
John Kendrick Bangs was an American author and satirist, and the creator of modern Bangsian fantasy, the school of fantasy writing that sets the plot wholly or partially in the afterlife.More about John Kendrick Bangs...