THE GENTLEMEN ROBBERS

 

The adventures of Mister Tall and Mister Small, two robbers who believe politeness is an effective key to their work.

 

 

 

 

A Meeting of the Minds

 

How did Mister Tall and Mister Small first meet and form their partnership?  This story reveals all...

 

Crossed Wires

 

While our heroes are visiting a house, they are surprised by a brief visit from their neighbour.  That is quickly dealt with, but Mister Tall sees something that leads them to call next on that poor, innocent bystander to their earlier robbery.  Sadly for them, there is more to the woman named Colette than meets the eye...  Special thanks to Doctor George for his input on this tale.

 

Like Mother, Like Daughter

 

This was actually, along with Goose Fair, the first story I ever published up on a website, and introduces the characters of Mister Tall and Mister Small as we know them.  They pay a visit where the residents return unexpectedly, and they have to deal with the new arrivals - politely, of course..

 

A Helping Hand

 

All she was doing was returning Maggie's glasses after they had been left in the shop - she certainly was not expecting to be bound and gagged by our polite pair.

 

The Play's The Thing

 

she's just won a part in the musical Urinetown, but she needs to know what it feels like to be tied up for some time.  When her aunt obliges, the last thing they expect is for Mister Tall and Mister Small to pay a visit... 

 

Family Ties

 

A mother and two daughters - a recipe for family harmony this may not be, so it may eb some quiet thinking between the three of them would help.  It's fortunate, in a way, that Mister Tall and Mister Small are on hand to facilitate such a period of time...

 

Indian Takeaway

 

One of thre challenges I like to set myself is to tell a story using an unfamiliar language.  So, when I wanted to tell the tale of when Mister Tall and Mister Small visited the Bangra Belt in Leicester, I could not refuse the chance.  My apologies, as always, if my Urdu is not up to scratch.

 

Scarves of Honour

 

Our two friends like to respect the cultural and religious differences between themselves and those they visit - and this tale provides an illustration of that.

 

Study in Grey

 

This tale was one of a short series I wrote for Christmas 2008, as three women with similar tastes in colours are netertained by our polite pair.

 

Respect to the Female

 

I suppose it had to happen eventually, given the multi-cultural mix in the UK - Mister Tall and Mister Small visit a Muslim household, and have to secure the daughter, followed by the mother, while being respectful at the same time...

 

The St Monica's Ladies Circle

 

The Gentlemen Robbers sometimes accept commissions, but when oen of their jobs is interrupted by teh unexpcted return of the ladies of the house, and a church group are coming soon after, they apply their ingenuity to teh situation.  

 

Surprise Surprise
 
The plan was to have a surprise party for their friend - but the unexpected arrival of Mister Tall and Mister Small madse it a far more different evening than they expected...

 

The Italian Job

 

Mister Tall in particular is a man of diverse talents - as he demonstrates when visitng the apartment of an Italian diplomat... 

 

Mirror of The Soul

 

If you've read Respect To The Female, you know how gracious Mister Tall and Mister Small can be with those who follow a different faith.  There are degress of observance, however, though that does nto bother them - they simply adapt and adjust, as this tale tells.

 

Private Collection

 

Our 'heroes' are hired to raid the home fo a wealthy widow and retrieve an item from her private gallery - a woman who has  a veyr particular taste in her domestic and security staff.

 

A Quiet Evening At Home

 

Mandy had planned for a quiet, simple evening with her daughters while her husband was away "on business".  So, when Mister Tall and Mister Small walked in, things did not quite go according to plan - and how was this linked to a visit by the China Doll Gang elsewhere?

 

Jubilate!

 

It's the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elisabeth the Second, but for three women in an English manor house the day is interrupted by two erudite guests. Christyne appears by kind permission of petsilkenvixen.

 

Double Punishment

 

Lauren was only a few minutes late arriving home, but it was enough for her mother to dole out her usual punishment. As she applied the paddle, however, two uninvited guests drop in. Amand Lu offers her version of our polite purloiners...

 

Sara's Gentlemanly Intrusion

 

Sara Philips and the girls of the Carrington Girls Detective Agency are enjoying a night out, but on their return to Rachel's house they find that Mister Tall and Mister Small are paying a visit for reasons unknown - at first. A very special tale from the pen of Golavus, with surprises and shocks for all...

 

 

Family Visits

 

Mister Tall and Mister Small surprise a suburban mother and daughter at home - but as they search the house, they discover there is more to this Famil than meets the eye. From a suggestion by Amanda Lu...

 

Living the Part

 

Two actresses, sisters in a soap, one of whom is robbing the other in the current storyline. What they need is some expert advice...

 

 

Like Grandmother, Like Granddaughter

 

When Clare agreed to go shopping with her grandmother, the last thing she expected was to meet two men in black - again...

 

 

Carmen's Valentine Surprise

 

Carmen is an amateur detective who always gets into trouble - and today is no exception. Twice...

 

 

A Tale of Two Katies

 

Our men in black visit an interior designer and her assistant - with similar names...

 

 

On A Summer's Day

 

The English countryside, so serene, so beautiful - so perfect for a visit by the men in black...

 

Modern Traditions

 

Two generations of an Indian family - one traditional, one not - and both meeting Mister Tall and Mister Small...

 

 

 

The Unexpected Caller

 

Daisy was looking forward to a quiet day - and with the help of our polite friends, she and her flatmate get just that...

 

 

A Walk in the Forest

 

Visiting their aunt and uncle, two sisters go for a walk in the surrounding woods - and then greet two polite visitors...

 

 

A Gentleman Never Rushes

 

Where necessary, decorum, manners and the situation dictate our friends take their time, and have a nice long chat...

 

Gently Does It

 

When they visited this home, the men in black found themselves acting as counsellors...

 

In Dublin's Fair City

 

A commission to steal an item from an Irish noble takes on a more serious tone...

 

The Gentle Commission

 

when asked to steal a valuable document, our heroes display cultural and personal sensitivity...

 

Eastern Promise

 

 

Sometimes, to meet a commission the Gentlemen have to think laterally...

 

The More the Merrier

 

In one town, the Men of Polite Persuasion strike again...

 

Helping One Another

 

Sometimes, the way to deal with relationship problems is a distraction...

 

We Interrupt Your Party...

 

To rob your house...

 

With Respect...

 

Matchmaking can take many forms...

 

 

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