Jacques Futrelle


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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3.74 avg rating — 461 ratings — published 1905 — 37 editions
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The Thinking Machine Myster...

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The Leak

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The Chase of the Golden Plate

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The Diamond Master

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The Problem of Cell 13

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Best "Thinking Machine" Det...

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The Jacques Futrelle Megapack

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The Thinking Machine on the...

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Great Cases of the Thinking...

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More books by Jacques Futrelle…
“Dos y dos son cuatro, pero no a veces, ¡Sino siempre!”
Jacques Futrelle, The Thinking Machine

“logic is inevitable.”
Jacques Futrelle, The Thinking Machine on the Case

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