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JOHN THORNDYKE'S CASES (illustrated, detective mysteries) [Kindle Edition]

R. AUSTIN FREEMAN
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The Definitive Edition of JOHN THORNDYKE’S CASES
MYSTERIES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF DETECTIVE FICTION

-Illustrated throughout with all the original illustrations and diagrams
-Complete, unabridged, and formatted for kindle to improve your reading experience
-Linked table of contents to reach your chapter quickly

“This man Austin Freeman is a wonderful performer. He has no equal in his genre.” Raymond Chandler

“A kind of Edwardian London CSI. It appealed to my scientific mind. Essentially a collection of short stories featuring the remarkable deductive powers of Dr Thorndyke.” Jack

“Mr. Freeman is a past-master of the gradual, cumulative art of mystifying. The facts he keeps casually mentioning become a maze of criminal cunning. At the moment of his own choosing he discloses a plan of admirable symmetry.” Times Literary Supplement

“As a craftsman in the more literary sense, Dr. Freeman presents an interesting anomaly. His narrative style is so often that of late-Victorian romanticism that it is not unusual to find him unconsciously classified in the Doyle period. Indeed, the domestic trappings of a typical Freeman tale bring to the fire-lit chambers in King's Bench Walk much the same mood of snugness and nostalgic bachelor bonhomie which is destined to bespeak Baker Street to the end of time. But in his pioneer insistence on the fair-play method, the creator of John Thorndyke, M.D., was a Modern before the Moderns. He was the true and undoubted 'parent' of the scientific detective story in the highest meaning of the phrase, and remains today the living dean of that form -- if not, indeed, of all detective story writers of whatever style or persuasion.” Haycraft, Murder for Pleasure

JOHN THORNDYKE’S CASES features the classic detective stories by R. Austin Freeman in a specially designed edition for kindle. These cases will puzzle and intrigue you. Read them as they’re meant to be read: complete and unabridged, with all the original illustrations.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1709 KB
  • Print Length: 249 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Classic Mystery and Suspense Books; Detective Mysteries: Dr Thorndyke edition (23 Mar 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J8VVA2E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #57,217 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top brass 9 April 2014
By bsms585
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a very well-time release for me as I am enjoying Sherlock Holmes' 'Sign of Four' so I welcome this release with open arms, and am glad to be in the safe hands of an expert detective once more!
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By mila
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Interesting cases and reading.
Although short stories, and although maybe the author intended readers finish a story in one reading session?
However, shorter paragraphs would have been my preferance.
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Rather disappointing. Freeman here isn't anywhere near his best, as for example in THE RED THUMB MARK or PONTIFEX, SON AND THORNDYKE. I had the feeling of an author who was trading on his reputation, sadly.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars classic detective 27 Mar 2014
By Jim..
Format:Kindle Edition
These are some cunningly created mysteries featuring the charming edwardian detective dr thorndyke, just came across him and enjoying the ride!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars classic mysteries 27 Mar 2014
By Jim.. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
These are some cunningly created mysteries featuring the charming edwardian detective dr thorndyke, just came across him and enjoying the ride!
5.0 out of 5 stars TOP BRASS 9 April 2014
By bsms585 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a very well-time release for me as I am enjoying Sherlock Holmes' 'Sign of Four' so I welcome this release with open arms, and am glad to be in the safe hands of an expert detective once more!
Great work!
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