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The Red Thumb Mark

Freeman, R. Austin

ISBN 10: 070660816X / ISBN 13: 9780706608168
Published by Remploy Limited, London, 1979
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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12mo. 248 pages. REPRINT EDITION. Hardcover in red dust jacket. DJ is sunned and appears to have damping in the lower right corner of the front cover. DJ has been placed in protective plastic sleeve. A "Shakespeare and Company" stamp is on the front flyleaf. Text is clean and sound. Bookseller Inventory # 033783

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Title: The Red Thumb Mark

Publisher: Remploy Limited, London

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fair

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.

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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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