Playwright Andrew Hungerford had a solid foundation for his very silly 2013 Fringe show, A. J. Raffles: Amateur Cracksman.
It was, in fact, a series of stories in the 1890s and a 1904 play
(titled Raffles, The Amateur Cracksman). Victorian writer E. W. Hornung
created the character somewhat in response to the work of his
brother-in-law Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, whose Sherlock Holmes was all the