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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.



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)
The Adventures of Romney Pringle (1902) (as by Clifford Ashdown)
The Further Adventures of Romney Pringle (1905) (as by Clifford Ashdown)
The Exploits of Danby Croker (1916)
The Surprising Experiences of Mr. Shuttlebury Cobb (1927)
From a Surgeon's Diary (1975) (as by Clifford Ashdown)
The Dead Hand and Other Uncollected Stories (1998)
The Detective Megapack (2016) (with Pedro de AlarAon, H Bedford-Jones, Arthur J Burks, Eustace Cockrell, Meriah L Crawford, Richard Harding Davis, David Dean, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, John L French, Jacques Futrelle, Émile Gaboriau, Harold Gluck, Arthur Griffiths, Jack Halliday, Thomas W. Hanshew, C J Henderson, Ted Hertel, Don Larson, Raymond Lester, Johnston McCulley, William J. Makin, Robert J. Mendenhall, Vincent H. OaNeil, Catherine Louisa Pirkis, Edgar Allan Poe, Vincent Starrett and Victor L. Whitechurch)
Anthologies containing stories by R Austin Freeman
Short stories
The Aluminium Dagger
The Case of Oscar Brodski
The Case of the White Footprints
The Man with the Nailed Shoes
The New Jersey Sphinx
The Seal of Nebuchadnezzar
The Blue Sequin (1909)
The Echo of a Mutiny (1912)

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