Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Famous Cases of Dr. Thorndyke: Thirty-Seven of His Criminal Investigations V2” as Want to Read:
The Famous Cases of Dr. Thorndyke: Thirty-Seven of His Criminal Investigations V2
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Famous Cases of Dr. Thorndyke: Thirty-Seven of His Criminal Investigations V2

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  2 ratings  ·  1 review
1929. Part 2 of 2. A classic collection from the realist school of scientific detective fiction. In his Preface the Freeman describes his criteria for successful detective fiction which include: The one essential, sine qua non, is a problem, the solution of which shall afford the ingenious reader an agreeable exercise in intellectual gymnastics. But in order to attain this ...more
Hardcover, 554 pages
Published September 10th 2010 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 2004)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Famous Cases of Dr. Thorndyke, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Famous Cases of Dr. Thorndyke

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-4 of 4)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Love these stories.

Some readers have complained about the Anti-Semitism expressed in some of the stories. Unfortunately, when you read books produced in the 1940's and earlier, you will run into this. It gives you a glimpse of the casual racism expressed by educated people then and how acceptable it was. I've found this in Wodehouse, Stella Gibbons, Dorothy L. Sayers, and others. That was their world. I guess we're more enlightened now, or more subtle, anyway.
Reader marked it as to-read
Jun 16, 2012
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Richard Freeman was born in Soho, London on 11 April 1862 and was the son of Ann Maria (nee Dunn) and Richard Freeman, a tailor. He was originally named Richard and later added the Austin to his name.

He became a medical trainee at Middlesex Hospital Medical College and was accepted as a member of the Royal College of Surgeons.

He married Annie Elizabeth Edwards in 1887 and they had two sons and aft
More about R. Austin Freeman...
The Red Thumb Mark The Eye of Osiris The Mystery of 31 New Inn Dr. Thorndyke Mysteries Collection, Volume One John Thorndyke's Cases

Share This Book