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Death at the Inn
R. Austin Freeman
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Death at the Inn

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  2 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published 1937 by Dodd, Mead & Company
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Feb 05, 2016 John rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this most ingenious and entertaining story. As is quite common with RAF' s books, this in two parts; the first part narrated by one of the protagonists in the case , a bank official and the second part by Thorndyke's Watsonesque assistant Jervis.

John Gillum arrives in London from Australia apparently a wealthy man and then proceeds to cheerfully gamble his entire fortune away. During this period he cultivates the friendship of Mortimer, the bank official after meeting him at th
Quiet bank clerk Robert Mortimer is leaving work one overcast evening when he finds a dead body. The coroner's verdict is open; the jury can't decide for murder or suicide. Mortimer gradually becomes more friendly with a bank client, John Gillum, who confides his philosophy on spending money and the wisdom of suicide. So it's not a shock when Gillum, having run through his fortune, kills himself. But Gillum's cousin is not so sure, and hires Dr. Thorndyke to determine who was blackmailing ...more
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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
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