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

Works: 340 works in 1,230 publications in 10 languages and 9,765 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, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR5202, 823.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by R. Austin Freeman
The mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Ward Radcliffe( Book )

37 editions published between 1931 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 715 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 )

62 editions published between 1907 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 367 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 )

29 editions published between 1911 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 339 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 best Dr. Thorndyke detective stories by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels and life in Ashanti and Jaman by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

24 editions published between 1898 and 2014 in English and held by 236 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
The eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

52 editions published between 1911 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Bellingham is a world-renowned archaeologist who goes missing. When the piercing perception of the brilliant Dr Thorndyke is brought to bear on the mystery, the search begins for a man tattooed with the Eye of Osiris in this strange, tantalisingly enigmatic tale
The rivals of Sherlock Holmes( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 211 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
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 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Pottermack's oversight by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

24 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the defence : Dr. Thorndyke by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

21 editions published between 1934 and 2012 in English and held by 174 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
The rivals of Sherlock Holmes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime abounded in late Victorian and Edwardian times--from the streets of London to the country houses of nobility; from the royal apartments of Vienna to the hotel rooms of quiet Copenhagen. Sherlock Holmes took on many of the era's crooks, killers, blackmailers, and schemers, but so did the fictional sleuths of other celebrated writers of the time. (from container.)
Social decay and regeneration by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

14 editions published between 1921 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A certain Dr. Thorndyke by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

21 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 136 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
John Thorndyke's cases by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

28 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stoneware monkey by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

20 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in English and held by 128 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
The mystery of 31, New Inn by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

36 editions published between 1912 and 2017 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This early work by Richard Austin Freeman was originally published in 1912 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'The Mystery of 31 New Inn' 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
A silent witness by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

36 editions published between 1914 and 2016 in English and German and held by 113 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
As a thief in the night by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

17 editions published between 1928 and 2012 in English and held by 94 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 D'Arblay mystery by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

24 editions published between 1926 and 2016 in English and held by 93 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
The mystery of Angelina Frood by R. Austin Freeman( Book )

15 editions published between 1924 and 2017 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful young woman is in shock. She calls John Strangeways, a medical lawyer who must piece together the strange disparate facts of her case and in turn, becomes fearful for his life. Only Dr Thorndyke, a master of detection, may be able to solve the baffling mystery of Angelina Frood
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The red thumb mark
Alternative Names

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Ashdown, Clifford 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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프리만, 리차드 1862-1943

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프리먼, 리처드 오스틴 1862-1943


フリーマン, R・オースティン

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The singing boneThe eye of OsirisMr. Pottermack's oversightFor the defence : Dr. ThorndykeA certain Dr. ThorndykeJohn Thorndyke's casesThe stoneware monkeyThe mystery of 31, New Inn