The Vanishing Man

The Vanishing Man

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-This classic mystery is revitalized with more than 20 pictures to highlight and enhance the readers experience. Dr. John Thorndyke is a British forensic investigator who gets involved in the disappearance of a man named Bellingham. This puzzling case involves a doctor, a pretty lady, and Egyptian antiquities. As one reviewer notes, "R. Austin Freeman is a wonderful writer - witty, engaging and urbane in the best Edwardian manner. At the same time, he writes about forensics and criminal law in a thoroughly modern fashion. Just as Dr. Thorndyke was a scientific detective, Freeman was a scientific novelist. Both a medical doctor and an avid researcher, he examined all sorts of material under his microscope, created and tested the devices Dr. Thorndyke used to solve crimes...."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 396 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 671.31g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508661480
  • 9781508661481

About R Austin Freeman

Richard Austin Freeman is a British writer known for his detective stories featuring the forensic investigator Dr. Thorndyke. Trained as a doctor, Freeman joined the Colonial Service wherein he was stationed on the Gold Coast of Africa. Contracting blackwater fever, he returned to London and began writing fiction. He is credited with inventing the Inverted Detective Story, where the crime and perpetrator are revealed in the beginning and the book goes on to describe the investigator's process in solving the mystery.
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471 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
5 20% (92)
4 45% (214)
3 29% (135)
2 6% (26)
1 1% (4)
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