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Freeman, R. Austin (Richard Austin) 1862-1943

Works: 346 works in 1,342 publications in 10 languages and 10,217 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Gothic fiction  Horror fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Television series  Television crime shows  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Correspondent, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR5202, 823.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by R. Austin Freeman
The mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )

23 editions published between 1931 and 1973 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphan Emily St. Aubert finds herself separated from the man she loves and confined within the medieval castle of her aunt's new husband, Montoni. Inside the castle, she must cope with an unwanted suitor, Montoni's threats, and the wild imaginings and terrors that threaten to overwhelm her
The red thumb mark by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

67 editions published between 1907 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before Kathy Reichs's Temperance Brennan and Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta, there was Dr. Thorndyke, the first ever fictional forensic scientist. The only evidence against young Reuben Hornby in a jewel theft is his thumb print smeared in blood. It is enough to convict him of the crime until physician Dr. John Thorndyke dares to ask-and answer-the question, "Can a fingerprint be forged?" The first detective novel to engage in scientific technology, The Red Thumb Mark has become a classic for its use of real science and its introduction to the genre's very first and greatest forensic scientist, Dr. Thorndyke. Described by Otto Penzler as "the greatest medico-legal detective of all time," the tall, athletic, and handsome Dr. Thorndyke approaches crime solving firmly grounded in the disciplines and logic of medical science, making inferences from data collected at the scene of the crime instead of basing the investigation on the suspects' motivations. First published in 1907, R. Austin Freeman's tale set the stage for the forensic science detective novel we are so familiar with today, and it remains one of the greatest and most memorable of the genre. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction-novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home"--
The singing bone by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

30 editions published between 1911 and 2016 in English and Russian and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the topsy turvy world of The Singing Bone, Richard Austin Freeman presents us with a solution. The reader is asked to deduce how different mysteries were solved rather than whodunit. Freeman introduces five distinct tales of intrigue, romance, mutiny and murder. The ingenuity of these detective stories lies in their fresh and original approach in what amounts to a tantalising read. "--Publisher
The eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman( )

57 editions published between 1911 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the great success of his latest expedition, the brilliant archaeologist John Bellingham returns from the sandy tombs of Egypt with enough ancient treasures to fill a wing at the British Museum. He visits a friend for dinner and is told to wait in the study. When the friend arrives, he finds the study empty -- Bellingham has vanished into thin air. When Bellingham does not reappear, the police assume he has met with some fatal accident. Because his will cannot be discharged until the time and place of his death are known, Bellingham's family calls on the eminent Dr. Thorndyke, whose mastery of the medical arts is second only to his brilliance for crime solving. As he searches for the true reason for Bellingham's disappearance, Thorndyke discovers a mystery as deep as any pharaoh's tomb
The mystery of 31, New Inn by R. Austin Freeman( )

41 editions published between 1912 and 2017 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a Doctor is called to the bedside of a mysterious sick man by the name of Graves, a strange and sinister plot involving poisoning is uncovered. But who is Graves and who is the villainous Weiss into whose care he has been assigned? Doctor Thorndyke is summoned to help solve the mystery of the thirty-first new inn
The best Dr. Thorndyke detective stories by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Thorndyke's cases by R. Austin Freeman( )

32 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this intriguing collection of detective stories, Richard Austin Freeman presents yet another batch of entertaining, clever mysteries to tempt and tease the curious mind. From robbery and murder to mayhem, Freeman takes the reader through a myriad of beguiling scenarios with the aid of the erudite Dr Thorndyke
Travels and life in Ashanti and Jaman by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

25 editions published between 1898 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1898, this is an account of a journey from Gold Coast to Bontukmu by a medical officer. He describes the journey and the interior, makes observations on dress, the prevalance of malaria, and commerce in the area
For the defence : Dr. Thorndyke by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

26 editions published between 1934 and 2017 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Andrew, an artist living with his beautiful wife. He witnesses a man being shot by two masked assailants, but on the advice of his wife, decides to remain silent. When a meeting with his cousin Ronald proves to be fatal, Andrew finds himself suspecting foul play, as Ronald lies crushed on beach sands. Soon, Andrew is a suspect
A certain Dr. Thorndyke by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

24 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollis is a retired soap manufacturer, obsessed with amassing precious stones and bullion, He chooses a strong room to deposit his dazzling hoard. But when he discovers that he's the victim of a robbery, even though the room was never broken into, Dr Thorndyke is summoned to bring his unrivalled knowledge to bear on a remarkable mystery
Mr. Pottermack's oversight by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

32 editions published between 1930 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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?
The stoneware monkey by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

23 editions published between 1938 and 2017 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr James Oldfield gets caught in a police hunt. He stumbles upon a policeman, struck dead. Just who is Mr Kempster, who turns up at the scene? A story of ingenious theft involving diamonds and the remains of an artistâ#x80;#x99;s body. Oldfield then engages the help of Dr Thorndyke. They trace the work of the artist and a valuable stoneware monkey
A silent witness by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

39 editions published between 1914 and 2017 in English and German and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a wet and windy silent night in the sleeping city of London, the body of a man is found sprawled across Millfield Lane. So begins an ill wind and the puzzle of an intriguing stranger in this enchanting Dr Thorndyke mystery
The rivals of Sherlock Holmes( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Thorndyke is an early proponent of forensic investigation; and there is the blind gumshoe Mac Carrados; and gentleman thief Simon Carne; and Mr. Carnacki who is a detective of the occult. These men pit their wits against the best that London's underworld has to offer. Victorian London was a boon for crooks and a bane to Scotland Yard, whose job it was to keep the city safe from criminals
Dr. Thorndyke intervenes by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

23 editions published between 1933 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What would you do if you opened a package to find a manâ#x80;#x99;s head? What would you do if the headless corpse had been swapped for a case of bullion? What would you do if you knew a brutal murderer was out there, somewhere, and waiting for you? Some people would run. Dr Thorndyke intervenes
As a thief in the night by R. Austin Freeman( )

21 editions published between 1928 and 2017 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold Monkhouse is found dead from arsenic poisoning, The inquiry begins and Barbara Monkhouse is soon the prime suspect. What ensues is a roller coaster ride into crime fiction at its best as the truth of the fateful night eludes even the best of detective minds
The stoneware monkey & the Penrose mystery; two Dr. Thorndyke novels by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social decay and regeneration by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

14 editions published between 1921 and 2016 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pontifex, son & Thorndyke by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

20 editions published between 1931 and 2017 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This puzzling plot is related by two different characters. Dr Thorndyke is investigating a terrible crime, the solving of which remains elusive because of key facts remaining unknown. He needs the facts to confirm his case: Jasper could complete the blank spaces if only Thorndyke were aware of his existence
The D'Arblay mystery by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

30 editions published between 1926 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a man is found floating beneath the skin of a green-skimmed pond one morning, Dr Thorndyke becomes embroiled in an astonishing case. This wickedly entertaining detective fiction reveals that the victim was murdered through a lethal injection and someone out there is trying to cover it up
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The mystery of 31, New Inn
The singing boneThe eye of OsirisThe mystery of 31, New InnJohn Thorndyke's casesFor the defence : Dr. ThorndykeA certain Dr. ThorndykeMr. Pottermack's oversightThe stoneware monkey
Alternative Names

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Ashdown, Clifford 1862-1943

Austin Freeman, R. 1862-1943

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Freeman, J.R. Austin 1862-1943

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Freeman, Richard 1862-1943

Freeman, Richard Austin

Freeman, Richard Austin 1862-1943

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