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Author : R Austin Freeman
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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 along with two Latin words. Meanwhile, 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.I have been asked to make my contribution to the curious history of the disappearance of Mr. Daniel Penrose, and I accordingly do so; but not without reluctance and a feeling that my contribution is but a retailing of the smallest of small beer. For the truth is that of that strange disappearance I knew nothing at the time, and, even now, my knowledge is limited to what I have learned from those who were directly concerned in the investigation. Still, I am assured that the little that I have to tell will elucidate the accounts which the investigators will presently render of the affair, and I shall, therefore, with the above disclaimer, proceed with my somewhat trivial narrative.Whenever my thoughts turn to that extraordinary case, there rises before me the picture of a certain antique shop in a by-street of Soho. And quite naturally; for it was in that shop that I first set eyes on Daniel Penrose, and it was in connection with that at my not very intimate relations with Penrose existed.It was a queer little shop; an antique shop in both senses. For not only were the goods that it contained one and all survivors from the past, but the shop was an antique in itself. Indeed, it was probably a more genuine museum piece than anything in its varied and venerable stock, with its small-paned window bulging in a double curve-as shop-fitters could make them in the eighteenth century-and glazed with the original crown glass, greenish in tone and faintly streaked, like an oyster-shell, with concentric lines. I dated the shop at the first half of the eighteenth century, basing my estimate on a pedimented stone tablet at the corner of the street; which set forth the name, "Nassau Street in Whetten's Buildings," and the date, 1734. It was a pleasant and friendly shop, though dingy; dignified and reticent, too, for the fascia above the window bore only, in dull gilt letters, the name of the proprietor, "D. Parrott."For some time I remained under the belief that this superscription referred to some former incumbent of the premises whose name was retained for the sake of continuity, since the only persons whom I encountered in my early visits were Mrs. Pettigrew, who appeared to manage the business, and, more rarely, her daughter, Joan, a strikingly good-looking girl of about twenty; a very modern young lady, frank, friendly and self-possessed, quite well informed on the subject of antiques, though openly contemptuous of the whole genus.Presently, however, I discovered that Parrott, so far from being a mere disembodied name, was a very real person. He was, in fact, the mainspring of the establishment, for he was not only the buyer-and an uncommonly good buyer-but he had quite a genius for converting mere dismembered carcasses into hale and hearty pieces of furniture. Somewhere in the regions behind the shop he had a workshop where, with the aid of an incredibly aged cabinet-maker named Tims, he carried out the necessary restorations. And they were real restorations, not fakes; honest repairs carried out for structural reasons and left open and undisguised. I came to have a great respect for Mr. Parrott.

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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 along with two Latin words. Meanwhile, 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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British Mysteries Collection 27 Novels In One Volume Complete Dr Thorndyke Series A Savant S Vendetta The Exploits Of Danby Croker The Golden Pool The Unwilling Adventurer And Many More

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This carefully crafted ebook: "BRITISH MYSTERIES COLLECTION - 27 Novels in One Volume: Complete Dr. Thorndyke Series, A Savant's Vendetta, The Exploits of Danby Croker, The Golden Pool, The Unwilling Adventurer and many more" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Richard Austin Freeman (1862-1943) was a British writer of detective stories, mostly featuring the forensic investigator Dr. Thorndyke. He introduced 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 to solve the mystery. Many of the Dr. Thorndyke stories involve genuine, but often quite arcane, points of scientific knowledge, from areas such as tropical medicine and toxicology. Table of Contents: Dr. Thorndyke Novels The Red Thumb Mark The Eye of Osiris (The Vanishing Man) The Mystery of 31 New Inn A Silent Witness Helen Vardon's Confession The Cat's Eye The Mystery of Angelina Frood The Shadow of the Wolf The D'Arblay Mystery A Certain Dr. Thorndyke As a Thief in the Night Mr. Pottermack's Oversight Pontifex, Son and Thorndyke When Rogues Fall Out (Dr. Thorndyke's Discovery) Dr. Thorndyke Intervenes For the Defence: Dr. Thorndyke The Penrose Mystery Felo De Se? (Death at the Inn) The Stoneware Monkey Mr. Polton Explains The Jacob Street Mystery (The Unconscious Witness) Other Novels The Golden Pool: A Story of a Forgotten Mine The Unwilling Adventurer The Uttermost Farthing (A Savant's Vendetta) The Exploits of Danby Croker The Surprising Experiences of Mr. Shuttlebury Cobb Flighty Phyllis

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The D Arblay Mystery

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When a man is found floating beneath the skin of a green-skimmed pond one morning, Dr Thorndyke becomes embroiled in an astonishing case. This wickedly entertaining detective fiction reveals that the victim was murdered through a lethal injection and someone out there is trying to cover it up.

The Jacob Street Mystery

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A peaceful, pleasant afternoon in the woodland scene of Linton Green is disturbed when a brutal murder takes place. But thanks to an unseen witness, the killer may be caught, and the witness turns out to be a blessing in disguise. This is the story of Thomas Pedley, a gifted artist who paints what he sees from memory.

Mystery Of The Angelina Frood

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A beautiful young woman is in shock. She calls John Strangeways, a medical lawyer who must piece together the strange disparate facts of her case and in turn, becomes fearful for his life. Only Dr Thorndyke, a master of detection, may be able to solve the baffling mystery of Angelina Frood.

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Complete Works Of R Austin Freeman Delphi Classics

Author : R. Austin Freeman
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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. For the first time in publishing history, this eBook presents Freeman’s complete works, 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 * All 27 novels, with individual contents tables * Rare novels often missed out of collections * All the Thorndyke short story collections * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original Edwardian texts * 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 visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The 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 THE MYSTERY OF ANGELINA FROOD THE SHADOW OF THE WOLF THE D’ARBLAY MYSTERY A CERTAIN DR. THORNDYKE AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT MR. POTTERMACK’S OVERSIGHT PONTIFEX, SON AND THORNDYKE WHEN ROGUES FALL OUT DR. THORNDYKE INVESTIGATES DR. THORNDYKE INTERVENES FOR THE DEFENCE: DR. THORNDYKE THE PENROSE MYSTERY FELO DE SE; OR DEATH AT THE INN THE STONEWARE MONKEY MR. POLTON EXPLAINS THE JACOB STREET MYSTERY The Thorndyke Short Story Collections JOHN THORNDYKE’S CASES THE SINGING BONE DR. THORNDYKE’S CASEBOOK THE PUZZLE LOCK THE MAGIC CASKET THE FAMOUS CASES OF DR. THORNDYKE DR. THORNDYKE’S CRIME FILE The 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 Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

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