Wednesday, 26 March 2014

JOHN THORNDYKE'S CASES by R. Austin Freeman Golden Age Detective Fiction for Kindle

JOHN THORNDYKE'S CASES (illustrated, detective mysteries)
The Definitive Edition of JOHN THORNDYKE’S CASES

-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. 

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