R. Austin Freeman is the doyen of the scientific division of detective writing, is best known for his character Dr John Thorndyke. A close and careful investigator and the outstanding medical authority in the field of detective fiction, R. Austin Freeman not only tested the wits of the reader but also inspired many modern detective forensic methods. Much of his long life was spent as a physician and surgeon at the Middlesex Hospital, London. He also held posts in West Africa and later was a medical officer at Holloway Prison. The most famous of the Edwardian detective writers, he rescued the detective story from "thrillerdom" and made it acceptable to a more discerning class of reader.Présentation de l'éditeur :
Set in the rambling rural countryside of nineteenth century England, this selection of stories takes the reader through a myriad cast of suspicious characters and scenarios. Meet the widow anxious to bury her husband before the autopsy. Meet the artist who's brushes have never been used. Meet the bedridden drunk who contracts lead poisoning from a pub miles away. These strange stories are designed to baffle the mind and entertain the crime buff and newcomer alike.
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Description du livre House of Stratus, 2001. Paperback. État : Brand New. paperback / softback edition. 114 pages. 8.00x5.25x0.50 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire zk0755103602
Description du livre House of Stratus, 2001. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0755103602
Description du livre House of Stratus, 2001. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0755103602