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The Famous Cases of Dr. Thorndyke: 40 of His Criminal Investigations (Illustrated) R. Austin Freeman

The Famous Cases of Dr. Thorndyke: 40 of His Criminal Investigations (Illustrated)

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    The Famous Cases of Dr. Thorndyke: 40 of His Criminal Investigations (Illustrated)

    Editorial: e-artnow

    Idioma: Inglés

    ISBN: 9788026852537

    Formatos: ePub (con DRM de Adobe)

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      The Famous Cases of Dr. Thorndyke: 40 of His Criminal Investigations (Illustrated) R. Austin Freeman

      The Famous Cases of Dr. Thorndyke: 40 of His Criminal Investigations (Illustrated)

      Medios de pago

        The Famous Cases of Dr. Thorndyke: 40 of His Criminal Investigations (Illustrated)

        Editorial: e-artnow

        Idioma: Inglés

        ISBN: 9788026852537

        Formatos: ePub (con DRM de Adobe)

        Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

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          Sinopsis
          This carefully crafted ebook: "The Famous Cases of Dr. Thorndyke: 40 of His Criminal Investigations (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.Dr. John Thorndyke is a medical jurispractitioner - originally a medical doctor, he turned to the bar and became one of the first, in modern parlance, forensic scientists. His solutions were based on his method of collecting all possible data (including dust and pond weed) and making inferences from them before looking at any of the protagonists and motives in the crimes. (Freeman, it is said, conducted all experiments mentioned in the stories himself.) It is this method which gave rise to one of Freeman's most ingenious inventions, the inverted detective story, where the criminal act is described first and the interest lies in Thorndyke's subsequent unraveling of it.Table of Contents:IntroductionMeet Dr. ThorndykeShort StoriesPercival Bland's ProxyThe Missing MortgageeThe Man with the Nailed ShoesThe Stranger's LatchkeyThe Anthropologist at LargeThe Blue SequinThe Moabite CipherThe Mandarin's PearlThe Aluminium DaggerA Message from the Deep SeaThe Case of Oscar BrodskiA Case of PremeditationThe Echo of a MutinyA Wastrel's RomanceThe Old LagThe Case of the White FootprintsThe Blue ScarabThe New Jersey SphinxThe TouchstoneA Fisher of MenThe Stolen IngotsThe Funeral PyreThe Puzzle LockThe Green Check JacketThe Seal of NebuchadnezzarPhyllis Annesley's PerilA Sower of PestilenceRex v. BurnabyA Mystery of the Sand-HillsThe Apparition of Burling CourtThe Mysterious VisitorThe Magic CasketThe Contents of a Mare's NestThe Stalking HorseThe Naturalist at LawMr. Ponting's AlibiPandora's BoxThe Trail of BehemothThe Pathologist to the RescueGleanings from the Wreckage
          Acerca de R. Austin Freeman

          Deemed 'the father of the scientific detective story', Richard Austin Freeman enjoyed a prolific career that saw him gain qualifications as pharmacist and surgeon, pull off a diplomatic coup along the Gold Coast, work for Holloway Prison and then become a formidable writer of fiction. He was born in London, the son of a tailor who went on to train as a pharmacist. After graduating as a surgeon at the Middlesex Hospital Medical College, Freeman taught for a while and then joined the colonial service, offering his skills as an assistant surgeon along the Gold Coast of Africa. He became embroiled in a diplomatic mission when a British expeditionary party was sent to investigate the activities of the French. Through his tact and formidable intelligence, a massacre was narrowly avoided. His future was therefore assured in the colonial service. However, after becoming ill with black-water fever, Freeman was sent back to England to recover and finding his finances precarious, embarked on a career as acting physician in Holloway Prison. In desperation, he also turned to writing where he went on to dominate the world of British detective fiction, taking pride in testing different criminal techniques. So keen was he, part of one of his best novels was written in a bomb shelter. 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'. The continued success of this character has affirmed Richard Austin Freeman's place amongst the finest of crime writers.

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