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Henry Raymond (died 1868) was a penny dreadful journalist during the mid-19th century. In 1868, Raymond and his greatest fan, a young boy named Artie, worked together with the Assassins Jacob and Evie Frye to solve a number of murders across London.


After their reputation as detectives had grown, the twins were summoned by Queen Victoria, via Frederick Abberline, in order to solve the murder of one of her guards in the palace. Conducting an investigation, one sibling discovered that the culprit was in fact Raymond, who was posing as a guard in order to steal the Sceptre of the Dove. His deception involved taking spider venom to induce a death-like state so he could watch the Queen enter the combination to her safe when she assumed a thief was after it, as well as leaving a series of false clues that the palace would be bombed in order to cover his escape. Artie had already uncovered the true plan and set out to stop him, getting kidnapped in the process.[1]

Raymond successfully stole the sceptre and took Artie hostage on the roof of Buckingham Palace. While one Frye cornered Raymond, the other climbed the palace façade, reaching Raymond from behind and throwing him off the roof, saving Artie from his former friend in the process.[1]


  • The name "Henry Raymond" was a known alias of Adam Worth, a famous criminal mastermind nicknamed "the Napoleon of Crime," a title that would eventually be shared by Professor James Moriarty, the adversary of Arthur Conan Doyle's famed fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes.



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