John Thorndyke's Cases

Related by Christopher Jervis, M.D.

FREEMAN, R. Austin

FREEMAN, R. Austin John Thorndyke's Cases Related by Christopher Jervis, M.D.

Chatto & Windus, 1909.

First edition. Original brown pictorial cloth with gilt titles to spine. Six black and white illustrations by H.M. Brock, and nine black and white photographic illustrations. Minor rubbing to corners, and front hinge tender. A very good copy indeed.

The author's first book of short stories, preceded only by 'The Red Thumb Mark'. Both a Haycraft Queen cornerstone and a Queen's Corum title.
Freeman's creation, Dr John Thorndyke, was an early forensic pathologist, and is often give the title of literature's "first scientific detective." According to Freeman's depiction, science was never wrong; Thorndyke merely had to let his scientific techniques guide him to the truth. Armed with a case full of scientific detection aids, Thorndyke unravelled murders and mysteries using logic and material evidence. This volume collects seven of Thorndyke's most puzzling stories, including "The Man with the Nailed Shoes," "The Moabite Cipher," "A Message from the Deep Sea," and many more.

Stock ID: 9464

£450.00

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