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A Silent Witness

Auhtor: R Austin Freeman

Language: english
Published: 1914

Genres:

fiction,  mystery detective
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Review by Joanna Daneman, May 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Silent Witness':

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.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Silent Witness':


... the first time sensible of the utter solitude of the place. I looked about me and listened. The lane was darker here than elsewhere a mere trench between ...
... of pain, shortness of breath, faintness and so on, but I can't find anything to account for it. Heart-sounds all right, pulse quite good, no dropsy, ...
... to say, no heart-sounds were to be distinguished, nor any signs of pulsation indeed, the very first touch of my hand on the chilly surface of ...
... opened my eyes. Another vigorous flop caused me to open my mouth with an unparliamentary gasp. Ah! That's better, said a familiar and yet unplaced ...
... replied impassively. Ha! said Batson. Wire, eh? Picklock in fact. I wouldn't, if I were you. Devil of a bobbery if anyone sees you. Hallo! ...
... be with me at twelve o'clock, and, punctually to the minute, he arrived. I hope you don't mind me swooping down on you in this fashion, ...
... and habits of the late occupiers. Don't you find it so? I said Yes, truthfully enough, for it was a feeling of this kind that had first led me to ...
... up and am merely keeping it until I find the owner. He pondered this statement with a degree of profundity that seemed rather out of proportion to ...
... that I was walking down Hampstead Road at 12.20 on the 14th inst.? I felt very little doubt it was actually Thorndyke who was tweaking the strings ...
... On wet days I took the tram from the Duke of St. Alban's and beguiled the slow journey by reading one of my text-books and observing the manners ...
... as if we had met by appointment. There was obviously nothing for it but to look as pleased as I could manage at such short notice which I did, ...
... and hand me your suit-case, said he, I will send for a hansom, and then we will watch the progress of events from the dining-room window. I handed ...
... under the title of 'The Poor Brothers of Saint Joseph of Aramithea'. Why not Saint Vincent de Paul? asked Marchmont. Because there was already ...
... with some surprise, that he did not take them off even when he wrote and signed the note of which I told you. Was he then wearing the reliquary ...
... all that it meant but I was realizing it now and, as I conned over her letter, with its little personal notes and familiar turns of expression, I ...
... a certain flippant facetiousness of manner, was really an extremely cautious and judicious man. Could it be that my principal was overseen in his ...
... particulars as are necessary for making an arrest. The Superintendent looked narrowly at Thorndyke as the latter pressed the button of the electric bell. ...
... us here. Then, when Jardine disappeared from his lodgings, he would naturally look for him here, this being, in fact, the only place known to ...
... glad of that, said Marchmont, though this has been a most interesting, and I may say, fascinating experience. I am delighted to have had ...
... in the form of Jardine, appeared. Then Maddock must have lurked, probably behind the fence which had the large hole in it, until Jardine went away, ...