Author:Ernest William Hornung

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Ernest William Hornung
known as Willie, was an English author, most famous for writing the Raffles series of novels about a gentleman thief in late Victorian London.
Ernest William Hornung



Raffles series[edit]

Wikipedia article on A. J. Raffles

The Ides of March — A Costume Piece — Gentlemen and Players — Le Premier Pas — Wilful Murder — Nine Points of the Law — The Return Match — The Gift of the Emperor
  • The Black Mask. US title: Raffles (1901). Illustrated by F. C. Yohn
    • No Sinecure — A Jubilee Present — The Fate of Faustina — The Last Laugh — To Catch a Thief — An Old Flame — The Wrong House — The Knees of the Gods
  • A Thief in the Night (1905) (No scan)
    • Out of Paradise — The Chest of Silver — The Rest Cure — The Criminologists' Club — The Field of Phillipi — A Bad Night — A Trap to Catch a Cracksman — The Spoils of Sacrilege — The Raffles Relics — The Last Word
  • Mr. Justice Raffles (1909) Project Gutenberg

Stingaree books[edit]

(Also see "Posthumous publications" below)

  1. Irralie's Bushranger (1896)
  2. Stingaree (1905) [1] Illustrated by George Washington Lambert



  • Ballad of Ensign Joy (1917)
  • Wooden Cross (1918)
  • The Young Guard (1919) Project Gutenberg

Posthumous publications[edit]

  • Old Offenders and a Few Old Scores (1923) Short story collection.
  • Raffles and E. W. Hornung (1999) (a biography of Hornung; revised and updated edition planned for 2017.) by Peter Rowland
  • His Brother's Blood (2015), last unfinished novel
  • Tall Tales (2015), a Hornung compilation
  • The Graven Image, (2016), unfinished novel
  • Stingaree Rides Again (2016), short stories [Stingaree #3]

More details on the above books can be found on [Peter Rowland's site]

Individual short stories[edit]

The Crime Doctor

A complete list of his works can be found on Wikipedia

Works about Hornung[edit]


  1. Stingaree, the Bushranger was also written as a play, first performed at the Queen's Theatre, London, 1908
  2. Credited to S. W. Hornung.

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1926.

The author died in 1921, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 99 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.