The Mystery Of 31 New Inn

The Mystery Of 31 New Inn

by R. Austin Freeman


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Much like the classic Sherlock Holmes stories,
forensic practioner Dr. Thorndyke's exploits are told by his companion Christopher Jervis.

This mystery involves two cases that Thorndyke
And Jervis get involved with - one a man who is apparently being poisoned, and another who is already dead, but one of his heirs wants to contest the Will.

Both cases seem impossible to Jervis, but not to his mentor, Dr. Thorndyke, who sees clues where none seem to exist.

While reading this book you may think you know how it ends, but you will be wrong, because the
Way that Thorndyke wraps things up will come to you as an unexpected surprise.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604507553
Publisher: Serenity Publishers
Publication date: 11/02/2009
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

R. (Richard) Austin Freeman (April 11, 1862 London - September 28, 1943 Gravesend) was a British writer of detective stories, mostly featuring the medico-legal forensic investigator Dr. Thorndyke.

Freeman invented the inverted detective story, a crime fiction in which the commission of the crime is described at the beginning, usually including the identity of the perpetrator, with the story then describing the detective's attempt (much llke Lt. Columbo) to solve the mystery.

A large proportion of the Dr Thorndyke stories involve genuine, but often quite arcane, points of scientific knowledge, from areas such as tropical medicine, metallurgy and toxicology, gleaned from Freeman's experience as a medical practicioner.

Freeman's book is published by Magic Lamp Press, where the complete modern set of Peter Sharp Legal Mysteries is also made available on through

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Mystery of 31 New Inn 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Thorndyke_Fan More than 1 year ago
Unlike the previous "reviewer," who has obviously not read this book, I have found the Thorndyke series to be excellent, including plot development, the science and character development. Other novelists are better at describing the surroundings and the customs of the times. Freeman was writing more or less contemporaneous to the events, so this is not historical fiction; Anne Perry, C.S. Harris and other modern-day detective novelists do a better job at that. The Thorndyke series is equal to Agatha Christie, George Simenon (Maigret) and Dorothy Sayers, but not to A.C. Doyle's Sherlock Holmes.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did not enjoy the book and was a struggle for me to even finish it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this book any good?????