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The Great Portrait Mystery: And Other Stories by [R. Austin Freeman]

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The Great Portrait Mystery: And Other Stories Kindle Edition

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Length: 200 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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About the Author British author Richard Austin Freeman (1862 -1943) wrote detective stories, many featuring medico-legal forensic investigator Dr. Thorndyke. He used some of his experiences as a colonial surgeon in his novels, offering scientific knowledge from areas such as toxicology. He claimed to have invented the -inverted detective story- (in which the the crime is described at the beginning, with the story then describing the detective's attempt to solve the mystery). He was the youngest of five children and trained as an apothecary and then studied medicine at Middlesex Hospital. He married and entered the Colonial Service, where he was sent to Accra on the Gold Coast. He suffered from blackwater fever and returned to London but was unable to find a permanent medical role. Instead, heh earned money writing fiction, while practising medicine. His first stories were written in collaboration with John James Pitcairn (1860-1936), medical officer at Holloway Prison, and published under the nom de plume -Clifford Ashdown-. His first Thorndyke story, The Red Thumb Mark, was published in 1907. During World War I, he served as a captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps and afterwards published a Thorndyke novel annually until his death in 1943. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00KQW8IMY
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Start Classics (30 May 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 595 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 200 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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5.0 out of 5 stars R. Austin Freeman - Great detective works.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Mysteries
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