The Jacob Street Mystery
By (author) Richard Austin Freeman
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Jacob Street Mystery by Richard Austin Freeman
Book DescriptionA peaceful, pleasant afternoon in the woodland scene of Linton Green is disturbed when a brutal murder takes place. But thanks to an unseen witness, the killer may be caught, and the witness turns out to be a blessing in disguise. This is the story of Thomas Pedley, a gifted artist who paints what he sees from memory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780755103645
(205mm x 135mm x 15mm)
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.
Unwilling Adventurer, Paperback (June 2001)» View all books by Richard Austin Freeman
A sworn enemy of Hawke has been shot dead and the murder weapon belongs to him. He protests his innocence and goes on the run until evidence is found to clear him. Thus, an unwilling adventure where he sets sail with a vibrant cast of men, casting off for unknown waters and strange islands. And enemies abound in the most unlikely of places.
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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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