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New Meetup: IBG Author Q+A - Richard Foreman - Raffles: Omnibus Volume 1

From: Hannah
Sent on: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 12:19 AM

Announcing a new Meetup for The Islington Book Group!

What: IBG Author Q+A - Richard Foreman - Raffles: Omnibus Volume 1
When: Monday, May 14,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Four Sisters
25 Canonbury Lane, Islington N1
London N1 2AS Hi All,

We have another fantastic opportunity to meet and talk with an author next month.


We have had three so far and it has been great for us to get the background and motivation from the authors, as well as gain a better understanding of the characters and themes of the book.

We are doing it again next month  We have been lucky enough to get agreement from Richard Foreman to come along and talk to us about his book.

Richard's excellent collection of short stories will appeal to fans of detective fiction and mysteries. It brilliantly recreates the style of the original stories, but with new characters and a classic twist

Please see a brief synopsis of some of them from the Endeavour Press website:

Raffles: Bowled Over

"Raffles and Harry "Bunny" Manders are back, in a sequel to Raffles: The Gentleman Thief. Raffles decides to undertake a job close to home, at the Albany. His new neighbour is Rupert Robert Fuller, a powerful - and odious - financier. In order to distract Fuller, whilst he breaks into the banker's opulent apartment, Raffles calls upon his friend - the cricketing legend C.B. Fry.

Yet how much is Raffles being distracted himself Mary Flanagan, Fuller's beautiful and enigmatic maid? Has someone finally stolen the gentleman thief's heart?..."  


Raffles: A Perfect Wicket

"Raffles The Gentleman Thief returns in this magnificent third instalment of Richard Foreman's new series based upon the adventures of one of the classic characters of British fiction.


In Raffles: A Perfect Wicket, Bunny is worried for his great friend. Since the disappearance of Mary Flanagan (the events of which are contained in the story Raffles: Bowled Over) Raffles has grown despondent, sick with boredom.


Thankfully a remedy is found, in the form of an invite to a party. The host is Lord Rosebery no less. Raffles considers the opportunity to be "a perfect wicket" in terms of the the spoils to be had, and hatches a plan to rob the former Prime Minister.

Yet Lord Rosebery has also invited another guest up from London, a senior policeman, who confesses to Bunny that he has been tipped off that a notorious burglar will be attempting to rob the house over the weekend of the party..." 


It's currently only available electronically and can be bought on Amazon.


I'm looking forward to reading these great short stories. 


See you then,


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