Jacques Futrelle





Jacques Futrelle

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born
in Pike County, Georgia, The United States
April 09, 1875

died
April 15, 1912

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Jacques Heath Futrelle (1875-1912) was an American journalist and mystery writer. He is best known for writing short detective stories featuring the "Thinking Machine", Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen. He worked for the Atlanta Journal, where he began their sports section; the New York Herald; the Boston Post; and the Boston American. In 1905, his Thinking Machine character first appeared in a serialized version of The Problem of Cell 13. In 1895, he married fellow writer Lily May Peel, with whom he had two children. While returning from Europe aboard the RMS Titanic, Futrelle, a first-cabin passenger, refused to board a lifeboat insisting his wife board instead. He perished in the Atlantic. His works include: The Chase of the Golden...more


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The Thinking Machine
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 118 ratings — published 1905 — 19 editions
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The Problem of Cell 13
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 1905 — 11 editions
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The Diamond Master
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1909 — 11 editions
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The Leak
3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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The Thinking Machine Myster...
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2010
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Best "Thinking Machine" Det...
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Great Cases of the Thinking...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1976
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The Chase of the Golden Plate
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1906 — 9 editions
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The Thinking Machine Omnibus
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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Elusive Isabel
3.22 of 5 stars 3.22 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1909 — 13 editions
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“Dos y dos son cuatro, pero no a veces, ¡Sino siempre!”
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