This early work by Richard Austin Freeman was originally published in 1936 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'The Penrose 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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The Red Thumb Mark, The Eye of Osiris, The Mystery of 31 New Inn, A Silent Witness, The Cat's Eye, The Shadow of the Wolf, As a Thief in the Night, When Rogues Fall Out, The Penrose Mystery and more
Author: R. Austin Freeman
This carefully crafted ebook: "BRITISH MYSTERIES COLLECTION - 27 Novels in One Volume: Complete Dr. Thorndyke Series, A Savant's Vendetta, The Exploits of Danby Croker, The Golden Pool, The Unwilling Adventurer and many more" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Richard Austin Freeman (1862-1943) was a British writer of detective stories, mostly featuring the forensic investigator Dr. Thorndyke. He introduced 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. Many of the Dr. Thorndyke stories involve genuine, but often quite arcane, points of scientific knowledge, from areas such as tropical medicine and toxicology. Table of Contents: Dr. Thorndyke Novels The Red Thumb Mark The Eye of Osiris (The Vanishing Man) The Mystery of 31 New Inn A Silent Witness Helen Vardon's Confession The Cat's Eye The Mystery of Angelina Frood The Shadow of the Wolf The D'Arblay Mystery A Certain Dr. Thorndyke As a Thief in the Night Mr. Pottermack's Oversight Pontifex, Son and Thorndyke When Rogues Fall Out (Dr. Thorndyke's Discovery) Dr. Thorndyke Intervenes For the Defence: Dr. Thorndyke The Penrose Mystery Felo De Se? (Death at the Inn) The Stoneware Monkey Mr. Polton Explains The Jacob Street Mystery (The Unconscious Witness) Other Novels The Golden Pool: A Story of a Forgotten Mine The Unwilling Adventurer The Uttermost Farthing (A Savant's Vendetta) The Exploits of Danby Croker The Surprising Experiences of Mr. Shuttlebury Cobb Flighty Phyllis
We are happy to announce this classic book. Many of the books in our collection have not been published for decades and are therefore not broadly available to the readers. Our goal is to access the very large literary repository of general public books. The main contents of our entire classical books are the original works. To ensure high quality products, all the titles are chosen carefully by our staff. We hope you enjoy this classic.
A peaceful, pleasant afternoon in the woodland scene of Linton Green is disturbed when a brutal murder takes place. But thanks to an unseen witness, the killer may be caught, and the witness turns out to be a blessing in disguise. This is the story of Thomas Pedley, a gifted artist who paints what he sees from memory.
Told through the eyes of a watchmaker, Dr Thorndyke is once again faced with a nettly mystery involving a mysterious fire in a Soho house filled with supposedly inflammable objects. What transpires is an entertaining and amazing twist thanks to the eagle eyes of the Doctor and his friend the watchmaker, Mr Polton.
These stories take the reader through a myriad cast of suspicious characters and scenarios. Meet the widow anxious to bury her husband before the autopsy. Meet the artist who’s brushes are never used. Meet the bedridden drunk who has lead poisoning from a pub miles away. The stories are designed to entertain the crime buff and newcomer alike.
Mr Pottermack appears law abiding - until the appearance of the shadowy Lewison, a gambler and blackmailer. Pottermack is in fact a runaway prisoner, convicted of fraud and Lewison is about to spill the beans. Pottermack protests his innocence, and resolves to shut Lewison up once and for all. Will he do it and get away with it?
In this delightful detective story, Richard Austin Freeman should truly satisfy the inquisitive reader’s mind, with incredible twists and turns and the ever-likeable Dr Thorndyke. This excellent novel presents one of the most intriguing dilemmas Freeman wrote about.