The Great Portrait Mystery

And Other Stories
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Author(s): R. Austin Freeman
Series: Dr. Thorndyke Mysteries Series No: 7
Genre: Mystery, Classics
Original Publish Date: May 30, 2014
Product Number: EB00677991
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781633552180
Publisher: Start Classics
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Description

This early work by Richard Austin Freeman was originally published in 1918 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'The Great Portrait Mystery' is one of Freeman's short stories of crime and mystery. The first story featuring his well-known protagonist Dr. Thorndyke - a medico-legal forensic investigator - was published in 1907, and although Freeman's early works were seen as simple homages to his contemporary, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, he quickly developed his own style: The 'inverted detective story', in which the identity of the criminal is shown from the beginning, and the story then describes the detective's attempt to solve the mystery.

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