The Cat's Eye
By (author) Richard Austin Freeman
Cat's Eye by Richard Austin Freeman
Book DescriptionWhen Andrew Drayton, a collector of jewellery, is found stabbed to death and the young woman who tried to stop the murderer is wounded, Dr Thorndyke is called in to investigate. But although the scene of the crime seems awash with the fingerprints of the attacker, there may be good reason why the police can't trace the killer. But not only are the facts of the case proving to be vexing but the discovery of a secret chamber and its sinister contents help to reveal that this is no ordinary murder and no ordinary murderer is behind it.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780755103485
(205mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Imprint: House of Stratus
Publisher: House of Stratus
Publish Date: 30-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard Austin Freeman
Travels and Life in Ashanti and Jaman, Paperback (June 2014)
First published in 1898, this is an account of a journey from Gold Coast to Bontukmu by a medical officer. He describes the journey and the interior, makes observations on dress, the prevalance of malaria, and commerce in the area.
My the Eye of Osiris, Paperback / softback (April 2010)
This is the tantalizing tale of a missing world- renowned archaeologist that, so far, no one seems to be able to find any clues to. Dr. Thorndyke, our detective, is unusually perceptive and begins to find clues leading to a man with a tattoo of the "eye of Osiris..".
Savant's Vendetta, Paperback (June 2001)
Humphrey Challoner had a formidable reputation in criminal anthropology. An intelligent savant devoted to science and his wife, he tells the story of her tragic demise at the hands of a brutal murderer. But Challoner is not all he seems and when he dies a gruesome tale of revenge unfolds and of a man driven past logic into a state of hell.
When Rogues Fall Out, Paperback (June 2001)» View all books by Richard Austin Freeman
From stealing bejewelled necklaces to antique clocks, Toke cons a host of gullible individuals out of priceless heirlooms. But then he meets Hughes and the scam spirals out of control. Then there's the case of the murdered Inspector Badger. Will Dr Thorndyke solve the conundrums which hoodwink and hinder the cleverest of crime readers?
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Author Biography - Richard Austin Freeman
Deemed 'the father of the scientific detective story', Richard Austin Freeman enjoyed a prolific career that saw him gain qualifications as pharmacist and surgeon, pull off a diplomatic coup along the Gold Coast, work for Holloway Prison and then become a formidable writer of fiction. He was born in London, the son of a tailor who went on to train as a pharmacist. After graduating as a surgeon at the Middlesex Hospital Medical College, Freeman taught for a while and then joined the colonial service, offering his skills as an assistant surgeon along the Gold Coast of Africa. He became embroiled in a diplomatic mission when a British expeditionary party was sent to investigate the activities of the French. Through his tact and formidable intelligence, a massacre was narrowly avoided. His future was therefore assured in the colonial service. However, after becoming ill with black-water fever, Freeman was sent back to England to recover and finding his finances precarious, embarked on a career as acting physician in Holloway Prison. In desperation, he also turned to writing where he went on to dominate the world of British detective fiction, taking pride in testing different criminal techniques. So keen was he, part of one of his best novels was written in a bomb shelter. For the first twenty-five years of his writing career, Freeman was to dominate and remain unrivalled in the world of detective fiction, introducing the well-loved and highly memorable 'Dr Thorndyke'. The continued success of this character has affirmed Richard Austin Freeman's place amongst the finest of crime writers.
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