The Red Thumb Mark

Author: R. Austin Freeman
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The Red Thumb Mark from the Author: R. Austin Freeman. Richard Austin Freeman (11 April 1862 – 28 September 1943) was a British writer of detective stories, mostly featuring the medico-legal forensic investigator Dr. Thorndyke. He claimed to have invented the inverted detective story (a crime fiction in which the commission of the crime is described at the beginning, usually including the identity of the perpetrator, with the story then describing the detective's attempt to solve the mystery). Freeman used some of his early experiences as a colonial surgeon in his novels. Many of the Dr. Thorndyke stories involve genuine, but often quite arcane, points of scientific knowledge, from areas such as tropical medicine, metallurgy and toxicology. Austin Freeman was the youngest of the five children of tailor Richard Freeman and Ann Maria Dunn. He first trained as an apothecary and then studied medicine at Middlesex Hospital, qualifying in 1887. The same year he married Annie Elizabeth, with whom he had two sons. He entered the Colonial Service and was sent to Accra on the Gold Coast

The Red Thumb Mark The Eye Of Osiris The Mystery Of 31 New Inn 3 British Mystery Classics In One Volume

Author: R. Austin Freeman
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The Red Thumb Mark The Eye Of Osiris The Mystery Of 31 New Inn 3 British Mystery Classics In One Volume from the Author: R. Austin Freeman. This carefully crafted ebook: “THE RED THUMB MARK, THE EYE OF OSIRIS & THE MYSTERY OF 31 NEW INN (3 British Mystery Classics in One Volume)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Dr. John Thorndyke is a fictional detective in a series of novels. He 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. 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. Richard Austin Freeman (1862-1943) was a British writer of detective stories, mostly featuring the medico-legal forensic investigator Dr. Thorndyke. Freeman used some of his early experiences as a colonial surgeon in his novels. Many of the Dr. Thorndyke stories involve genuine, but often quite arcane, points of scientific knowledge, from areas such as tropical medicine, metallurgy and toxicology. Table of Contents: The Red Thumb Mark The Eye of Osiris (The Vanishing Man) The Mystery of 31 New Inn

The Red Thumb Mark

Author: R. Austin Freeman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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The Red Thumb Mark from the Author: R. Austin Freeman. Before Kathy Reichs’s Temperance Brennan and Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta, there was Dr. Thorndyke, the first ever fictional forensic scientist. The only evidence against young Reuben Hornby in a jewel theft is his thumb print smeared in blood. It is enough to convict him of the crime until physician Dr. John Thorndyke dares to ask—and answer—the question, “Can a fingerprint be forged?” The first detective novel to engage in scientific technology, The Red Thumb Mark has become a classic for its use of real science and its introduction to the genre’s very first and greatest forensic scientist, Dr. Thorndyke. Described by Otto Penzler as “the greatest medico-legal detective of all time,” the tall, athletic, and handsome Dr. Thorndyke approaches crime solving firmly grounded in the disciplines and logic of medical science, making inferences from data collected at the scene of the crime instead of basing the investigation on the suspects’ motivations. First published in 1907, R. Austin Freeman’s tale set the stage for the forensic science detective novel we are so familiar with today, and it remains one of the greatest and most memorable of the genre. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Red Thumb Mark

Author: R. Austin Freeman
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755103742
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The Red Thumb Mark from the Author: R. Austin Freeman. John Hornby is the owner of a dazzling diamond business. A consignment is entrusted to his nephews who place the hoard in a safe overnight. But come the morning, the diamonds are missing and incredibly, the safe has been left untouched, except for two blood smeared thumb prints. Will Dr Thorndyke solve the enigma of the red thumb mark?

The Red Thumb Mark

Author: R. Austin Freeman
Publisher: Resurrected Press
ISBN: 9780984385744
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The Red Thumb Mark from the Author: R. Austin Freeman. Before "Bones," before "CSI," before "Quincy, M.E." there was Dr. John Thorndyke. In The Red Thumb Mark valuable diamonds are missing and the thumb print of Reuben Hornby is discovered in a drop of blood on a paper at the bottom of the safe. The experts of Scotland Yard are all in agreement. It would seem an open and shut case. Or is it? For reasons known only to himself, Dr. John Thorndyke has doubts about the authenticity and origins of the evidence. Now he must make his case in open court using the latest techniques of Edwardian science to prove the innocence of a young man. Will he succeed, or will the case of "The Red Thumb Mark" prove to be not only his first, but his last case. This classic book was edited and published by Resurrected Press. Resurrected Press is dedicated to bringing high quality classic books back to the readers who enjoy them. These are not scanned versions of the originals, but, rather, quality checked and edited books meant to be enjoyed! Please search Amazon for "Resurrected Press" to find both print and Kindle editions of all of our books, or visit ResurrectedPress.com!

The Red Thumb Mark 1907 By R Austin Freeman

Author: R. Austin Freeman
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ISBN: 9781544624969
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The Red Thumb Mark 1907 By R Austin Freeman from the Author: R. Austin Freeman. The first Dr. Thorndyke mystery story. Reuben Hornby is accused of stealing diamonds from the safe of his uncle-his employer and benefactor. The sole evidence-damning evidence at that-is a paper dropped by the robber, bearing a fresh and bloody thumbprint. The thumbprint of Reuben! Richard Austin Freeman (11 April 1862 - 28 September 1943) was a British writer of detective stories, mostly featuring the medico-legal forensic investigator Dr. Thorndyke. He claimed to have invented the inverted detective story (a crime fiction in which the commission of the crime is described at the beginning, usually including the identity of the perpetrator, with the story then describing the detective's attempt to solve the mystery). Freeman used some of his early experiences as a colonial surgeon in his novels.

The Red Thumb Mark

Author: R. Austin Freeman
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755143876
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The Red Thumb Mark from the Author: R. Austin Freeman. John Hornby is the owner of a dazzling diamond business. A consignment is entrusted to his nephews who place the hoard in a safe overnight. But come the morning, the diamonds are missing and incredibly, the safe has been left untouched, except for two blood smeared thumb prints. Will Dr Thorndyke solve the enigma of the red thumb mark?

R Austin Freeman The Red Thumb Mark

Author: R. Austin Freeman
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R Austin Freeman The Red Thumb Mark from the Author: R. Austin Freeman. The Red Thumb Mark is the novel that introduces to the world one of the greatest "scientific" detectives in all literature: Dr. John Thorndyke. It is rightly regarded as one of the all-time classics in mystery fiction. Raymond Chandler, for example, who typically hated British detective fiction for its consistent implausibilities, found Austin Freeman's work and The Red Thumb Mark highly entertaining and readable.The novel concerns Thorndyke's attempts to clear the name of a young man accused of stealing diamonds from a safe. A thumb mark (finger print) near the scene of the crime is the only evidence against the young man, but it is decidedly damning. Add a little romance, a sinister villian lurking in the background, and you have the ingredients that make up this story.I found the work to be wonderfully exciting. Watching Thorndyke break down the evidence against the young man is a fascinating expereince. Though a person could argue that too much detail is given to the "science" aspect, you have to understand that these scenes are the backbone of this type of detective story.

John Thorndyke S Cases A Collection Of Dr Thorndyke Mysteries

Author: R. Austin Freeman
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473379660
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John Thorndyke S Cases A Collection Of Dr Thorndyke Mysteries from the Author: R. Austin Freeman. This early work by Richard Austin Freeman was originally published in 1909 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'John Thorndyke's Cases' is a collection of Freeman's stories of crime and mystery. The first story featuring his well-known protagonist Dr. Thorndyke – a medico-legal forensic investigator – was published in 1907, and although Freeman's early works were seen as simple homages to his contemporary, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, he quickly developed his own style: The 'inverted detective story', in which the identity of the criminal is shown from the beginning, and the story then describes the detective's attempt to solve the mystery.