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The Best Dr. Thorndyke Detective Stories

(1973)
(A book in the Dr Thorndyke series)
A collection of stories by

 
"Austin Freeman is a wonderful performer," declared Raymond Chandler of the writer who created Dr. Thorndyke. Known as the father of the scientific detective story, Freeman was a physician who tested his fictional ploys through microscopic and chemical analysis. His tales not only challenged the wits of his readers but also inspired many modern detection methods.
This collection presents eight of the most compelling Dr. Thorndyke stories. "The Case of Oscar Brodski," "A Case of Premeditation," and "The Echo of a Mutiny" offer outstanding examples of a form Freeman originated, the inverted mystery. In these tales, the crime and culprit are revealed at the outset; the fascination begins with the entrance of Dr. Thorndyke, who spins a convincing web of evidence from the subtlest clues. "The Mandarin's Pearl," "The Blue Sequin," "The Moabite Cipher," and "The Aluminum Dagger" incorporate scientific detection, featuring details evaluated by the author's characteristic scientific analysis. As a special bonus, this volume includes "31 New Inn," the now hard-to-find tale in which Dr. Thorndyke makes his debut.

Genre: Mystery    

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Paperback Editions

July 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Best Dr. Thorndyke Detective Stories (Dover Mystery Classics)
Author(s): R Austin Freeman
ISBN: 0-486-81481-5 / 978-0-486-81481-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dover Publications
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June 1973 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Best Dr. Thorndyke Detective Stories (Dover Edition)
Author(s): R Austin Freeman
ISBN: 0-486-20388-3 / 978-0-486-20388-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dover Pubns
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Kindle Editions

April 2017 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Best Dr. Thorndyke Detective Stories (Dover Mystery Classics)
Author(s): R Austin Freeman
Publisher: Dover Publications
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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