The Penrose Mystery (Green Popular Penguins)

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9780143569831: The Penrose Mystery (Green Popular Penguins)

Penrose is an eccentric old man in possession of some dazzling gems, which he won't insure. When Dr Thorndyke is alerted to a burglary at his house, a scrap of paper is found with the word 'lobster' on it and two Latin words, and Penrose has fled in panic after a car accident. The police are clearly mystified but Thorndyke in his indelible style is on track, hunting down a fugitive, testing a theory and getting to the bottom of a tantalising, complex mystery.

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'This man Austin Freeman is a wonderful performer' -- Raymond Chandler

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R. Austin Freeman is the doyen of the scientific division of detective writing, is best known for his character Dr John Thorndyke. A close and careful investigator and the outstanding medical authority in the field of detective fiction, R. Austin Freeman not only tested the wits of the reader but also inspired many modern detective forensic methods. Much of his long life was spent as a physician and surgeon at the Middlesex Hospital, London. He also held posts in West Africa and later was a medical officer at Holloway Prison. The most famous of the Edwardian detective writers, he rescued the detective story from "thrillerdom" and made it acceptable to a more discerning class of reader.

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Freeman, Richard Austin
Published by Penguin Books, Australia (2013)
ISBN 10: 014356983X ISBN 13: 9780143569831
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Mainly Fiction
(Auckland, 0745, New Zealand)

Book Description Penguin Books, Australia, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. Reprint Reissued. Unmarked. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 029051

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