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A Certain Dr Thorndyke

Auhtor: R Austin Freeman

Language: english
Published: 1927

Genres:

fiction,  mystery detective
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Review by Timothy B. Riley, March 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Certain Dr Thorndyke':

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 victim of an elaborate and enigmatic robbery even though the room was never broken into Dr Thorndyke is summoned to bring his unrivalled knowledge to bear on a remarkable mystery.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Certain Dr Thorndyke':


... could not, and did not, last long a simultaneous rush of angry negroes soon bore him to the ground and there seemed every prospect of his being very ...
... forbid, dear boy! But you might cut off your beard and drop Johnny Walker. A clean shave and a new name would make a world of difference. No native ...
... coconuts and determined to leave the business transactions to his native assistant, Kwaku Mensah. The canoe landed safely through the surf the two white ...
... Dhoody began it and Redford made it worse by bullying. Dhoody seems to be a tough customer. Very, said the captain. A violent man. A man ...
... still slumbering seamen, he entered the tiny berth that the skipper pointed out to him, closed the door, and, having taken off his jacket and folded ...
... One of the very best, and the only friend I had. He knew all about me-or nearly all-and he did everything he could to help me. It was an awful blow to ...
... to do with intoxicating liquor. If you don't pay, I'll sue you, said Osmond. I haven't had the gin, retorted the skipper. It was brought on ...
... I keep in the chest, and when I feel an attack coming on, I turn in and take some. But still, 'in the midst of life we are in death,' you know and ...
... all around the huge clusters of bamboos rose like enormous piers, widening out until they met overhead to form a kind of groined roof. It was an uncanny ...
... sitting beside his dead comrade, had uncovered his wounded leg and kneeling by him as she applied a dressing to the wound was a woman. He could not ...
... waste of water extended as far as the eye could see. Before them was a line of low land with occasional clumps of coco-nut palms that marked the position ...
... good deal, Mr. Woodstock replied. In the first place, I am one of the interested parties-the principal one, in fact. In the second, I practise in ...
... stolen stones seem to have been replaced by imitations and as you examined the collection when it was undoubtedly intact, you will see at once if there ...
... am not doubtful at all, Wampole replied in a tone of great decision. I am convinced that the whole thing is a mare's nest. The gems may have ...
... I presume. If you please, replied Thorndyke. And, of course, you will wish to take samples from the insides of the desks. You certainly ought ...
... is inconsistent with other defects in the same impression. How inconsistent? Mr. Penfield demanded. I mean that the faint impression of the horse's ...
... constable saluted, and the inspector, having made a note of the carman's name and address, stood by while the ghastly passenger was lifted ...
... it to Thorndyke and cast a final glance into the cavity. Hallo! he exclaimed, reaching into the back of the space, here's something wrapped in ...
... quantity. But how astonishing, exclaimed Betty, that you should be able to tell at once that these tiny grains came from worm-eaten wood. I make ...
... the house was empty, out of office hours. There was no caretaker. Now, one night when I had been out on the river and got home rather late, I found ...