First published in 1909, A Thief in the Night is the first novel detailing the exploits and intrigues of gentleman thief A. J. Raffles in late Victorian England. The novel is a darker work than the three preceding short story collections ( The Amateur Cracksman , The Black Mask and A Thief in the Night .) In it a more cynical Raffles finds a corrupt moneylender, Mister Brigstock, is entrapping the young sons of the wealthy with exorbitant interest on his loans.
Intro Title Contents Chapter I An Inaugural Banquet Chapter II "His Own Familiar Friend Chapter III Council of War Chapter IV "Our Mr. Shylock Chapter V Thin Air Chapter VI Camilla Belsize Chapter VII In Which We Fail to Score Chapter VIII The State of the Case Chapter IX A Triple Alliance Chapter X "My Raffles Right or Wrong Chapter XI A Dash in the Dark Chapter XII A Midsummer Night's Work Chapter XIII Knocked Out Chapter XIV Corpus Delicti Chapter XV Trial by Raffles Chapter XVI Watch and Ward Chapter XVII A Secret Service Chapter XVIII The Death of a Sinner Chapter XIX Apologia.
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