Ernest William Hornung

British author, journalist and amateur cricketer (1866-1921) and the creator of Raffles, the gentleman thief. In 1893 he married the sister of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The two men seem to have enjoyed each others company immensely, seeing as they both wrote crime stories with quite great degree of success. Hornung's most famous character is Raffles, the gentleman masterthief who shares many characteristics with Doyle's Sherlock Holmes.

The Raffles stories first appeared in The Strand, but were later collected into

Hornung also wrote

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