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FREEMAN, R. Austin (Richard Austin), 1862-1943 : JOHN THORNDYKE’S CASES. RELATED BY CHRISTOHER JERVIS, M.D. AND EDITED BY R. AUSTIN FREEMAN ...
London : Chatto & Windus, 1909. First edition. Introduced in Freeman’s preface as "a somewhat new departure in this class of literature" – as indeed it was. Dr Thorndyke, first of the modern forensic detectives, here appearing in eight stories, including "The Anthropologist at Large" and "The Blue Sequin". A Haycraft-Queen "cornerstone" of detective fiction.
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FREEMAN, R. Austin (Richard Austin), 1862-1943 : THE PENROSE MYSTERY.
London : Hodder & Stoughton, (1936). First edition : the first issue, with the top edge stained blue. Wealthy collector of antiquities disappears after a hit-and-run – Thorndyke investigates.
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