A. J. Raffles is an 'amateur cracksman' and a gentleman-thief who with his wit and ingenuity befools everyone to get what he wants. On the other hand, Dr. John Dollars is interested in solving criminal cases with his medical expertise – the precursor of our modern day medical mystery detectives! Contents: A Thief in the Night Out of Paradise The Chest of Silver The Rest Cure The Criminologists' Club The Field of Philippi A Bad Night A Trap to Catch a Cracksman The Spoils of Sacrilege The Raffles Relics The Last Word The Crime Doctor The Physician Who Healed Himself The Life-Preserver A Hopeless Case The Golden Key A Schoolmaster Abroad One Possessed The Doctor's Assistant The Second Murderer E. W. Hornung (1866–1921) was an English author and poet and also brother-in-law to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Hornung is known for writing the A. J. Raffles series about a gentleman thief based on a deliberate inversion of the Sherlock Holmes series. Hornung dedicated his creation as a form of flattery to Doyle.