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The pioneering creator of the inverted detective story, R. Austin Freeman was a popular Edwardian author of novels and short stories featuring Dr. Thorndyke, a pathologist-detective. Well-liked by readers of Sherlock Holmes, Freeman's detective and mystery tales offered an innovative approach to the genre, selling thousands of copies on both sides of the Atlantic. This comprehensive eBook presents the most complete edition possible of Freeman's works in the US, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Freeman's life and works
* Detailed introductions to the major novels and other texts
* 11 novels, with individual contents tables
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original Edwardian texts
* Rare novels often missed out of collections
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories
* Easily locate the short stories you want to read
* Includes Freeman's rare non-fiction works, including the fully illustrated travel book TRAVELS AND LIFE IN ASHANTI AND JAMAN - available in no other collection
* Includes Freeman's seminal essay THE ART OF THE DETECTIVE STORY
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

Please note: due to US copyright restrictions, 16 novels and 5 story collections cannot appear in this edition. When new texts become available in your public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update.

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CONTENTS:

Thorndyke Novels
THE RED THUMB MARK
THE EYE OF OSIRIS
THE MYSTERY OF 31 NEW INN
A SILENT WITNESS
HELEN VARDON'S CONFESSION
THE CAT'S EYE

Thorndyke Short Story Collections
JOHN THORNDYKE'S CASES
THE SINGING BONE

Other Novels
THE GOLDEN POOL
THE UNWILLING ADVENTURER
THE UTTERMOST FARTHING
THE EXPLOITS OF DANBY CROKER
FLIGHTY PHYLLIS

The Shorter Fiction
THE ADVENTURES OF ROMNEY PRINGLE
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF ROMNEY PRINGLE
FROM A SURGEON'S DIARY
THE GREAT PORTRAIT MYSTERY AND OTHER STORIES
THE SURPRISING EXPERIENCES OF MR. SHUTTLEBURY COBB

Index of Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Non-Fiction
TRAVELS AND LIFE IN ASHANTI AND JAMAN
SOCIAL DECAY AND REGENERATION
THE ART OF THE DETECTIVE STORY

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