Author:Richard Austin Freeman

Richard Austin Freeman

British writer of detective stories, mostly featuring the medico-legal forensic investigator Dr Thorndyke. He invented the inverted detective story; best remembered for his detective stories featuring Dr. Thorndyke; pen name: R. Austin Freeman.

Works Edit

Works featuring Dr Thorndyke Edit

Novels Edit

Short story collections Edit

The Man with the Nailed Shoes — The Stranger's Latchkey — The Anthropologist at Large — The Blue Sequin — The Moabite Cipher — The Mandarin's Pearl — The Aluminum Dagger — A Message from the Deep Sea
The Case of Oscar Brodski — A Case of Premeditation — The Echo of a Mutiny — A Wastrel's Romance — The Old Lag
The Case of the White Footprints — The Blue Scarab — The New Jersey Sphinx — The Touchstone — A Fisher of Men — The Stolen Ingots — The Funeral Pyre
The Puzzle Lock — The Green Check Jacket — The Seal of Nebuchadnezzar — Phyllis Annesley's Peril — A Sower of Pestilence — Rex v. Burnaby — A Mystery of the Sand-Hills — Apparition of Burling Court — The Mysterious Visitor
The Magic Casket — The Contents of a Mare's Nest — The Stalking Horse — The Naturalist at Law — Mr. Ponting's Alibi — Pandora's Box — The Trail of Behemoth — The Pathologist to the Rescue — Gleanings from the Wreckage
  • The Famous Cases of Dr. Thorndyke (U.S. title: The Dr Thorndyke Omnibus) (1928)
  • Dr. Thorndyke's Crime File (1941)

Other works Edit

Novels Edit

Short story collections Edit

Non-fiction Edit

Individual short stories Edit

As Clifford Ashdown Edit

Early in his career Freeman collaborated with friend John James Pitcairn (1860–1936) under the pen name "Clifford Ashdown". Much of their work wasn't released in book form until well after their deaths.

Novels Edit

  • The Queen's Treasure (1975)

Short story collections Edit

The Assyrian Rejuvenator — The Foreign Office Despatch — The Chicago Heiress — The Lizard's Scale — The Paste Diamonds — The Kailyard Novel
  • The Further Adventures of Romney Pringle (serialized 1903, bound 1969)
The Submarine BoatThe Kimberly FugitiveThe Silkworms of FlorenceThe Box of SpecieThe Silver IngotsThe House of Detention
  • From a Surgeon's Diary (serialized 1904–05, bound 1975)
The Adventure at Heath CrestHow I Acted for an Invalid DoctorHow I Attended a Nervous PatientHow I Met a Very Ignorant PractitionerHow I Cured a Hopeless ParalyticHow I Helped to Lay a Ghost

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Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1928.

This author died in 1943, so works by this author are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 79 years or less. These works may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.


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