The Mystery of 31 New Inn

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Author: R. Austin Freeman (Clifford Ashdown)
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 79,541 / 232 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.8
LoC Category: PS
Series: John Thorndyke
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 3,379
Added to site: 2005.09.25
mnybks.net#: 11355
Origin: gutenberg.org

The fact that Jeffrey Blackmore made two wills, seemingly alike yet cunningly different, caused John Thorndyke, master mind, to suspect a tragedy. With the logic and cool analysis of a lawyer and scientist he works out and proves his theory in the most startling manner, bringing the work to an amazing but thoroughly logical conclusion.

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He will be so glad to hear that you have come. I had better go and tell him. Perhaps you will kindly sit down until he is able to come to you," and with this she departed on her mission.

It struck me as a little odd that, considering his anxiety and the apparent urgency of the case, Mr. Weiss should not have been waiting to receive me. And when several minutes elapsed without his appearing, the oddness of the circumstance impressed me still more. Having no desire, after the journey in the carriage, to sit down, I whiled away the time by an inspection of the room. And a very curious room it was; bare, dirty, neglected and, apparently, unused. A faded carpet had been flung untidily on the floor. A small, shabby table stood in the middle of the room; and beyond this, three horsehair-covered chairs and a chest of drawers formed the entire set of furniture. No pictures hung on the mouldy walls, no curtains covered the shuttered windows, and the dark drapery of cobwebs that hung from the ceiling to commemorate

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Average Rating of 4.8 from 4 reviews: *****
2010.10.27
kadhillac
*****

Two mysteries combine. Quite entertaining.

2010.08.14
Allan H. Clark
*****

Clever puzzle mystery, quite enjoyable.

2010.02.12
Craig L. Adams
****.

Though this is not the first of Freeman's the Dr. Thorndyke novels to be published, it appears to be the first one he wrote, and is the best introduction to the series as a whole. Readers who love Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories should give this book a try. It is written very much in the Conan Doyle style. As with many Freeman novels, coincidence drives the plot. Don't let that bother you. This is a good story in the classic detective traditon, and the very best introduction to the Dr. Thorndyke series. Freeman wrote many more of these stories, and they are even better than this one.

2006.04.20
Lynn
*****

Good, clean book that holds one's attention. Nice level of detail.


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