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R. Holmes & Co. by John Kendrick Bangs
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R. Holmes & Co. (1906)

by John Kendrick Bangs

Series: Raffles (6)

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The writing flows logically, but there is not much plot. The language is so stilted, it is hard to get through the pages. I am only giving this two stars because the writer was technically able. Perhaps someone in middle school would enjoy this. This book was a chore to even try to read. ( )
  librariall | May 14, 2016 |
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 City! Capital. But story-wise, it's really over before it's begun, for each tale. ( )
  MargaretPinardAuthor | May 23, 2015 |
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 City! Capital. But story-wise, it's really over before it's begun, for each tale. ( )
  margaret.pinard | Jul 24, 2014 |
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Raffles Holmes possesses all of the detection skills of his father, Sherlock-with none of the responsibility Raffles Holmes comes from impressive stock, with both larceny and detection in his blood in equal measure. He's the son of the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes, and the grandson of gentleman criminal A. J. Raffles. No wonder he's so conflicted between the desire to solve crimes and the urge to make sure the rich get their deserved comeuppance. Yet there is one ambition that is consistent in both sides of Holmes: making money. What's the easiest way for him to make that cash? Selling the stories of his exploits, of course. And what tales they are! Holmes is as smooth an operator as his grandfather, and he finds himself the culprit of cases nearly as often as he is the detective. Whether burglarizing for the greater good, fighting a desire to steal priceless jewelry, or playing the part of a bandit in order to save someone, Holmes is a rakish hero worthy of his name. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.… (more)

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