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Detective: Dr. John Thorndyke R.
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Thorndyke A Silent Witness ; Dr. Thorndyke Dr.
Thorndyke The Puzzle Lock ; Dr. Thorndyke short stories The Shadow of the Wolf ; Dr.
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The Magic Casket (Thorndyke Mystery #13)
Thorndyke Felo de Se? Thorndyke The Stoneware Monkey ; Dr. Thorndyke was described by his author as a 'medical jurispractitioner': originally a medical doctor, he turned to the bar and became one of the first — in modern parlance — forensic scientists. His solutions were based on his method of collecting all possible data including dust and pond weed and making inferences from them before looking at any of the protagonists and motives in the crimes.
Freeman, it is said, conducted all experiments mentioned in the stories himself. It is this method which gave rise to one of Freeman's most ingenious inventions, the inverted detective story , where the criminal act is described first and the interest lies in Thorndyke's subsequent unravelling of it. He was often assisted by his friend and foil Christopher Jervis, who usually acts as narrator, and always by the resourceful Nathaniel Polton, his crinkly-faced lab technician.
Thorndyke tended to have a better relationship with the police usually in the form of Superintendent Miller than Sherlock Holmes did, despite proving them wrong on numerous occasions. Thorndyke, although tall, athletic, handsome, and clever, never married. Two different omnibus editions of the collected Dr.
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Thorndyke short stories exist. The British edition is R. The American edition is R. Austin Freeman, The Dr.
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The American edition includes one story, "The Mandarin's Pearl," printed in the first Thorndyke short-story collection, John Thorndyke's Cases , but omitted from the British omnibus. Thorndyke short-story collection, John Thorndyke's Cases , were omitted from the British and American editions of the omnibus collection. Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, The author died in , so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less.
Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works. British writer of detective stories, mostly featuring the medico-legal forensic investigator Dr Thorndyke. He invented the inverted detective story ; best remembered for his detective stories featuring Dr.
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