The Singing Bone (Freeman)

The Singing Bone (Freeman)  (1912) 
by R. Austin Freeman

(US Title: The Adventures of Dr. Thorndyke). Five Short stories of crime and mystery featuring Dr. Thorndyke, the "Scientific Investigator." Some stories display Freeman's then pioneering technique of the "inverted detective story"

"Some years ago I devised, as an experiment, an inverted detective story in two parts. The first part was a minute and detailed description of a crime, setting forth the antecedents, motives, and all attendant circumstances. The reader had seen the crime committed, knew all about the criminal, and was in possession of all the facts. It would have seemed that there was nothing left to tell. But ... the reader would be so occupied with the crime that he would overlook the evidence."


THE SINGING BONE

BY

R. AUSTIN FREEMAN

AUTHOR OF
"JOHN THORNDYKE'S CASES," "THE RED THUMB MARK," ETC.


HODDER AND STOUGHTON

LONDON NEW YORK TORONTO



TO
MY WIFE

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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1943, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. This work may also 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.