The Best Dr. Thorndyke Detective Stories

New York: Dover, 1973.

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Item #248839
ISBN: 0486203883

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R. Austin Freeman
birth name: Richard Austin Freeman
born: 4/11/1862
died: 9/28/1943

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Popular English author novels and short stories featuring the fictional character John Thorndyke, a pathologist-detective. Educated as a physician and surgeon, Freeman practiced in the Gold Coast (now Ghana), where he contracted a disease. Forced by ill health to retire from practice in 1904, he began to write fiction. The Red Thumb Mark (1907) was the first of many works featuring Thorndyke. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore