A vein swelled, throbbing, on the Colonel's massive brow. ""Who are you?"" he said hoarsely. ""Two gentlemen of London,"" Raffles said, ""and, I trust, sportsmen. You've played and lost, Colonel."" . . . Silverplated dialogue, London's finest Edwardian chophouses, a leap into a hansom cab and a cry of Drive like fury, driver! . . . This is the third incarnation of Raffles, the gentleman jewel thief, and perhaps the best. (He's been played by John Barrymore, Ronald Colman, and David Niven.) Pages of lustrous detail, Savile Row elegance, plots that twist on Raffles' haughty, overrich sporting blood rather than Holmesian deduction. These stories have appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. Slick and piquant.