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The DArblay Mystery (A Dr Thorndyke Mystery)

R. Austin Freeman

ISBN 10: 1473305837 / ISBN 13: 9781473305830
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364 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.5in. x 0.8in.This early work by Richard Austin Freeman was originally published in 1926 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. The DArblay Mystery is one of Freemans novels 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 Freemans 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 detectives attempt to solve the mystery. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781473305830

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Title: The DArblay Mystery (A Dr Thorndyke Mystery)

Publisher: Read Books

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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This early work by Richard Austin Freeman was originally published in 1926 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'The D'Arblay Mystery' is one of Freeman's novels 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.

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R. Austin Freeman is the doyen of the scientific division of detective writing, is best known for his character Dr John Thorndyke. A close and careful investigator and the outstanding medical authority in the field of detective fiction, R. Austin Freeman not only tested the wits of the reader but also inspired many modern detective forensic methods. Much of his long life was spent as a physician and surgeon at the Middlesex Hospital, London. He also held posts in West Africa and later was a medical officer at Holloway Prison. The most famous of the Edwardian detective writers, he rescued the detective story from "thrillerdom" and made it acceptable to a more discerning class of reader.

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