R. Austin Freeman

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The pioneering creator of the inverted detective story, R. Austin Freeman was a popular Edwardian author of novels and short stories featuring Dr. Thorndyke, a pathologist-detective. Well-liked by readers of Sherlock Holmes, Freeman’s detective and mystery tales offered an innovative approach to the genre, selling thousands of copies on both sides of the Atlantic. For the first time in publishing history, this eBook presents Freeman’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


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US Customers: the complete works is not available due to copyright restrictions. Please select the US version from the Format options (see US contents below).

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Freeman’s life and works
* Detailed introductions to the major novels and other texts
* All 27 novels, with individual contents tables
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original Edwardian texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories
* Easily locate the short stories you want to read
* Includes Freeman’s rare non-fiction works, including the fully illustrated travel book TRAVELS AND LIFE IN ASHANTI AND JAMAN – available in no other collection
* Includes Freeman’s seminal essay THE ART OF THE DETECTIVE STORY
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

CONTENTS:

The Thorndyke Novels
THE RED THUMB MARK
THE EYE OF OSIRIS
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 INVESTIGATES
DR. THORNDYKE INTERVENES
FOR THE DEFENCE: DR. THORNDYKE
THE PENROSE MYSTERY
FELO DE SE; OR DEATH AT THE INN
THE STONEWARE MONKEY
MR. POLTON EXPLAINS
THE JACOB STREET MYSTERY

The Thorndyke Short Story Collections
JOHN THORNDYKE’S CASES
THE SINGING BONE
DR. THORNDYKE’S CASEBOOK
THE PUZZLE LOCK
THE MAGIC CASKET
THE FAMOUS CASES OF DR. THORNDYKE
DR. THORNDYKE’S CRIME FILE

The Other Novels
THE GOLDEN POOL
THE UNWILLING ADVENTURER
THE UTTERMOST FARTHING
THE EXPLOITS OF DANBY CROKER
FLIGHTY PHYLLIS

The Shorter Fiction
THE ADVENTURES OF ROMNEY PRINGLE
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF ROMNEY PRINGLE
FROM A SURGEON’S DIARY
THE GREAT PORTRAIT MYSTERY AND OTHER STORIES
THE SURPRISING EXPERIENCES OF MR. SHUTTLEBURY COBB

Index of Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Non-Fiction
TRAVELS AND LIFE IN ASHANTI AND JAMAN
SOCIAL DECAY AND REGENERATION
THE ART OF THE DETECTIVE STORY

CONTENTS OF THE US VERSION:

Please note: due to US copyright restrictions, 16 novels and 5 story collections cannot appear in this edition. When new texts become available in your public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update.

Thorndyke Novels
THE RED THUMB MARK
THE EYE OF OSIRIS
THE MYSTERY OF 31 NEW INN
A SILENT WITNESS
HELEN VARDON’S CONFESSION
THE CAT’S EYE

Thorndyke Short Story Collections
JOHN THORNDYKE’S CASES
THE SINGING BONE

Other Novels
THE GOLDEN POOL
THE UNWILLING ADVENTURER
THE UTTERMOST FARTHING
THE EXPLOITS OF DANBY CROKER
FLIGHTY PHYLLIS

The Shorter Fiction
THE ADVENTURES OF ROMNEY PRINGLE
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF ROMNEY PRINGLE
FROM A SURGEON’S DIARY
THE GREAT PORTRAIT MYSTERY AND OTHER STORIES
THE SURPRISING EXPERIENCES OF MR. SHUTTLEBURY COBB

Index of Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Non-Fiction
TRAVELS AND LIFE IN ASHANTI AND JAMAN
SOCIAL DECAY AND REGENERATION
THE ART OF THE DETECTIVE STORY

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