[LMB] Criminals OT:

Robert Woodward robertaw at drizzle.com
Sat Aug 10 02:30:06 BST 2019



> On Aug 9, 2019, at 2:32 PM, Mervi Hämäläinen <mhamalainenenator at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> From: "James M. BRYANT G4CLF" <james at jbryant.eu>
>> 
>> Little Egret observes that:-
>> 
>>> There are burglars who specialise in targeting criminals.
>> 
>> Since this is a literary list he might mention Robin Hood
>> and Simon Templar, and, up to a point, Raffles and Modesty
>> Blaise. Any other suggestions?
>> 
> 
> This is one of my favorite tropes (love Modesty!) so thanks very much for
> mentioning Raffles. I've downloaded the first short story collection.
> 
> I can't seem to remember many such characters, at least as main characters.
> The most obvious one is the Hustle TV-show where a group of con men often
> steal from outright criminals.
> 

An American TV series back in the 1964-1965 season, “The Rogues”, had conmen who targeted people of less than sterling character, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rogues_(TV_series) <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rogues_(TV_series)>. Also, later in the 1960s, the American TV series “T.H.E. Cat” had a former burglar who did detective work. John Creasey (under the pseudonym Anthony Morton, one of many) wrote a long series of books featuring “The Baron”, another retired thief who gets involved in adventures.


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