The Red Thumb Mark

THE RED
THUMB MARK

BY
R. AUSTIN FREEMAN
AUTHOR OF "THE SINGING BONE," "THE BLUE SCARAB," ETC.

NEW YORK
DODD, MEAD & COMPANY
1924

CONTENTS

  1. Preface v
  2. I. My Learned Brother 1
  3. II. The Suspect 10
  4. III. A Lady in the Case 27
  5. IV. Confidences 48
  6. V. The "Thumbograph" 65
  7. VI. Committed for Trial 79
  8. VII. Shoals and Quicksands 94
  9. VIII. A Suspicious Accident 105
  10. IX. The Prisoner 115
  11. X. Polton is Mystified 128
  12. XI. The Ambush 143
  13. XII. It Might Have Been 166
  14. XIII. Murder by Post 179
  15. XIV. A Startling Discovery 199
  16. XV. The Finger Print Experts 215
  17. XVI. Thorndyke Plays His Card 258
  18. XVII. At Last 296


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