Richard Austin Freeman (11 April 1862 – 28 September 1943) was a British writer of detective stories, mostly featuring the medico-legal forensic investigator Dr. Thorndyke. He claimed to have invented the inverted detective story (a crime fiction in which the commission of the crime is described at the beginning, usually including the identity of the perpetrator, with the story then describing the detective’s attempt to solve the mystery). Freeman used some of his early experiences as a colonial surgeon in his novels.

Many of the Dr. Thorndyke stories involve genuine, but often quite arcane, points of scientific knowledge, from areas such as tropical medicine, metallurgy, and toxicology (from Wikipedia).

The stranger’s latchkey

With this story, we are at the beginnings of the literature on the scientific police investigations. This ebook is an extract from “John Thorndyke’s Cases”, published in 1909, which collects some of best Dr. Thorndyke’s crime investigations. This edition contains the original illustrations of the novel, a detailed biography including all the publications of the Author and a brief biography.

The Mystery of 31 New Inn

Richard Austin Freeman The Mystery of 31 New Inn Digital edition This interactive digital edition includes: Interactive Notes and Chapters, News about the Author, News about the Book, a very interesting Tag cloud of the Book and a link to connect to the Goodreads community to ask questions and share comments and opinions. This ebook…

The Eye of Osiris

John Bellingham is a world-renowned archaeologist who goes missing mysteriously after returning from a voyage to Egypt where fabulous treasures have been uncovered. Bellingham seems to have disappeared leaving clues, which lead all those hunting down blind alleys. But when the piercing perception of the brilliant Dr. Thorndyke is brought to bear on the mystery, the search begins for a man tattooed with the Eye of Osiris in this strange, tantalizingly enigmatic tale. (Extract from Goodreads).

John Thorndyke’s Cases

This ebook contains the original illustrations of the novels, a detailed biography including all the publications of the Author and a brief biography.


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