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A Certain Dr Thorndyke

  [english | 1927]  

R Austin Freeman


Summary: [A winding adventure that begins in an exotic teasing location. Richard Austin Freeman introduces the reader to the delights of an extraordinary jewel heist. Hollis is a retired soap manufacturer richer than Croesus and some say mad. Obsessed with amassing wondrous jewels precious stones and bullion Hollis chooses a strong room to deposit his dazzling hoard. But when he discovers that hes the ...]
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A Silent Witness

  [english | 1914]  

R Austin Freeman


Summary: [A Silent Witness by R Austin Freeman. One of the many tales of Dr. Thorndyke a British detective from famed mystery novelist R. Austin Freeman.]
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As A Thief In The Night

  [english | 1928]  

R Austin Freeman


Summary: [A Thief in The Night is a 1989 book British historian and journalist John Cornwell on Pope John Paul I conspiracy theories in which the author challenges previous writings on the subject by David Yallop.]
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Felo De Se

  [english | 1937]  

R Austin Freeman


Summary: [John Gillam was a gambler. John Gillam faced financial ruin and was the victim of a sinister blackmail attempt. John Gillam is now dead. In this exceptional mystery Dr Thorndyke is brought in to untangle the secrecy surrounding the death of John Gillam a man not known for insanity and thoughts of suicide.]
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For The Defence Dr Thorndyke

  [english | 1934]  

R Austin Freeman


Summary: [This is the story of Andrew a handsome artist living with his beautiful wife. Andrew witnesses a man being shot one night by two masked assailants and on the advice of his wife decides to remain silent about what he has seen. But when a meeting with his cousin Ronald proves to be fatal Andrew finds himself suspecting foul play as Ronald lies crushed on beach sands. And soon Andrew is a suspect ...]
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Helen Vardons Confession

  [english | 1922]  

R Austin Freeman


Summary: [Through the open door of a library Helen Vardon hears an argument that changes her life forever. Helens father and a man called Otway argue over missing funds in a trust one night. Otway proposes a marriage between him and Helen in exchange for his cooperation and silence. What transpires is a captivating tale of blackmail fraud and death. Dr Thorndyke is left to piece together the clues in this ...]
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John Thorndykes Cases

  [english | 1909]  

R Austin Freeman


Summary: [This volume collects seven of Thorndykes most puzzling stories including The Man with the Nailed ShoesThe Moabite CipherA Message from the Deep Sea and many more.]
Genres: [fiction | mystery detective | short storiesDownloads: 298

Mr Polton Explains

  [english | 1940]  

R Austin Freeman


Summary: [Told through the eyes of a watchmaker Dr Thorndyke is once again faced with a nettly mystery involving a mysterious fire in a Soho house filled with supposedly inflammable objects. What transpires is an entertaining and amazing twist thanks to the eagle eyes of the Doctor and his friend the watchmaker Mr Polton.]
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Mr Pottermacks Oversight

  [english | 1930]  

R Austin Freeman


Summary: [Mr Pottermack S Oversight by R Austin Freeman. Good Mr. Pottermack commits the perfect murder except for one teensy weensy little detail. He forgot Dr. Thorndyke might just take the case.]
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Pontifex Son And Thorndyke

  [english | 1931]  

R Austin Freeman


Excerpts: [... little annoyed. Want a job, young feller? he asked at length. No, thank you, I replied. I've got one. So I see. Looks a pretty soft one, too. ...... sovereigns! Wealth beyond my wildest dreams. As I recall the ecstasy with which I gazed at them I can understand the joys of the old-fashioned miser. ...... entertain. But when I opened the door of our sitting-room, my doubts were ...]
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The Cats Eye

  [english | 1923]  

R Austin Freeman


Summary: [Comic and Curious Cats (aka Martin Lemans Comic and Curious Cats) is a childrens book with text by Angela Carter and illustrations by Martin Leman. It was first published by Gollancz 1979 in 1989 a poster and postcard books of the illustrations were also released. It is not an actual story but a poetic alphabet of cats in which Carter describes each felines characteristics with the same letters ...]
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The Darblay Mystery

  [english | 1926]  

R Austin Freeman


Summary: [When a man is found floating beneath the skin of a green-skimmed pond one morning Dr Thorndyke becomes embroiled in an astonishing case. This wickedly entertaining detective fiction reveals that the victim was murdered through a lethal injection and someone out there is trying a cover-up.]
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The Eye Of Osiris

  [english | 1911]  

R Austin Freeman


Summary: [Egyptology: Search for the Tomb of Osiris is a non- fiction book created and published in the UK by Templar Publishing and published by Candlewick Press in America in 2004. The book is supposedly a journal of Emily Sands an Egyptologist who with a team is trying to find the tomb of Osiris. The actual author was Dugald Steer while the book was designed by Nghiem Ta and features the artwork of ...]
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The Jacob Street Mystery

  [english | 1942]  

R Austin Freeman


Excerpts: [... little attention beyond noting the effect of the dark, sharply defined shapes against the in definite background and even this interested him but ...... of pocket dividers, with which he took off the distance from the cross to the nearest point on the path and measured it on the scale. A hundred and ...... Just laid in a fresh quire, and I don't use a lot as I work mostly in oil. ...]
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The Mystery Of New Inn

  [english | 1912]  

R Austin Freeman


Summary: [The Red House stately mansion home of Mark Ablett is filled with very proper guests when Marks most improper brother returns from Australia. When the maid hears an argument in the study it isnt long before the brother dies... of a bullet between the eyes! Strangely the study has been locked from the inside and Mark Ablett is missing. Only an investigator with remarkable powers of observation ...]
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The Penrose Mystery

  [english | 1936]  

R Austin Freeman


Summary: [The Penrose Mystery by R Austin Freeman. Penrose is an eccentric old man in possession of some dazzling gems which he won t insure. When Dr Thorndyke is alerted to a burglary at his house a scrap of paper is found with the word lobster on it and two Latin words and Penrose has fled in panic after a car accident. The police are clearly mystified but Thorndyke in his indelible style is on track ...]
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The Red Thumb Mark

  [english | 1907]  

R Austin Freeman


Excerpts: [... When I had paid my examination and registration fees the coffer was absolutely empty, and though, no doubt, a medical diploma contains-to use ...... Hornby had access to the diamonds, therefore it is possible that he stole them. But surely he was responsible to the owners. Not in the absence of ...... this moment the little brass knocker on the inner door-the outer oak being ...]
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The Shadow Of The Wolf

  [english | 1925]  

R Austin Freeman


Excerpts: [... course for Penzance, though. I like to keep an offing on this coast, said Purcell and once more the conversation languished. Presently the smaller ...... the dead head when the face that looked through the lacing of cords was the face of a bare and grinning skull. Varney rose to his feet. But his task ...... But why does he write to you? Doesn't he know your husband's address? No, ...]
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The Singing Bone

  [english | 1912]  

R Austin Freeman


Excerpts: [... mixed himself a stiff jorum, he fell to upon the biscuits with evident gusto. Brodski was a deliberate feeder, and at present appeared to be somewhat ...... hissed as the fat, pungent smoke rose from it sluggishly to the chimney. Nineteen minutes to eight! It was time to start. He took up the poker and carefully ...... an enclosing fence with or without a gate, and any other facts ...]
Genres: [fiction | mystery detective | short storiesDownloads: 91

The Stoneware Monkey

  [english | 1938]  

R Austin Freeman


Summary: [The Stoneware Monkey by R Austin Freeman. This book contains a very cogent critique and satire of modern art pottery and its critics a very witty book. Has some nice eccentric characters such as the humbug Bunderby one of Freeman s specialties. The plot is also ingenious with poisoning by arsenic and the destruction of a body in a pottery kiln. The Scotland Yard detective Inspector Blandy is a ...]
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