E.W. Hornung shared with his brother-in-law an interest in crime fiction. But where the brother-in-law chose to celebrate the detective, Hornung came down on the more disreputable side of the law. The brother-in-law was Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. But really, when all is said and done, wouldn't you rather have a drink with Hornung's dapper gentleman thief and star cricketer, A.J. Raffles?