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R Austin Freeman


(Richard Austin Freeman)
UK flag (1862 - 1943)

aka Clifford Ashdown

Richard Austin Freeman enjoyed a prolific career that saw him gain qualification as pharmacist and surgeon, pull off a diplomatic coup along the Gold Coast, work for Holloway Prison and become a formidable man of fiction. For the first twenty-five years of his writing career, Freeman was to dominate and remain unrivalled in the world of detective fiction, introducing the well-loved and highly memorable Dr Thorndyke. Through the creation of this character, Richard Austin Freeman continues to be read as an extremely popular addition to the world of the mystery novel.

Genres: Mystery
 
Series
Dr Thorndyke
   The Red Thumb Mark (1907)
   John Thorndyke's Cases (1909)
     aka Dr Thorndyke's Cases
   The Eye of Osiris (1911)
     aka The Vanishing Man
   The Mystery of 31 New Inn (1912)
   The Singing Bone (1912)
     aka The Adventures of Dr Thorndyke
   A Silent Witness (1914)
   The Great Portrait Mystery (1918)
   Helen Vardon's Confession (1922)
   The Cat's Eye (1923)
   Dr Thorndyke's Case Book (1923)
     aka The Blue Scarab
   The Mystery of Angelina Frood (1924)
   The Shadow of the Wolf (1925)
   The D'Arblay Mystery (1926)
   A Certain Dr Thorndyke (1927)
   The Magic Casket (1927)
   The Puzzle Lock (1927)
   As a Thief in the Night (1928)
   The Famous Cases of Dr Thorndyke (1929)
     aka The Dr Thorndyke Omnibus
   Dr Thorndyke Investigates (1930)
   Mr Pottermack's Oversight (1930)
   Pontifex, Son and Thorndyke (1931)
   Dr Thorndyke Intervenes (1933)
   For the Defence (1934)
   The Penrose Mystery (1936)
   Felo De Se? (1937)
     aka Death At the Inn
   The Stoneware Monkey (1938)
   Mr Polton Explains (1940)
   The Jacob Street Mystery (1942)
     aka The Unconscious Witness
   The Best Dr. Thorndyke Detective Stories (1973)
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Novels
   The Golden Pool (1905)
   The Unwilling Adventurer (1913)
   A Savant's Vendetta (1914)
     aka The Uttermost Farthing
   Flighty Phyllis (1928)
   When Rogues Fall Out (1932)
     aka Dr. Thorndyke's Discovery
   The Queen's Treasure (1986) (as by Clifford Ashdown)
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Novellas
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