The Singing Bone

The Adventures of Dr. Thorndyke

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Author: R. Austin Freeman (Clifford Ashdown)
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 68,388 / 194 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.6
LoC Category: PS
Series: Queen's Quorum
Downloads: 3,501
Added to site: 2007.12.27
mnybks.net#: 19513

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s eyes; only to find them a moment later involuntarily returning to fix the unconscious man with yet more horrible intensity. And ever through his mind walked, like a dreadful procession, the thoughts of what that other man--the man of blood and violence--would do in these circumstances. Detail by detail the hideous synthesis fitted together the parts of the imagined crime, and arranged them in due sequence until they formed a succession of events, rational, connected and coherent.

He rose uneasily from his chair, with his eyes still riveted upon his guest. He could not sit any longer opposite that man with his hidden store of precious gems. The impulse that he recognized with fear and wonder was growing more ungovernable from moment to moment. If he stayed it would presently overpower him, and then? He shrank with horror from the dreadful thought, but his fingers itched to handle the diamonds. For Silas was, after all, a criminal by nature and habit. He was a beast of prey. His livelihood had never be

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2011.04.22
craigadams49
****.

Freeman took some pride in his "inverted detective stories" where the crime is told first, then the investigation. Four of the five stories in this collection are like that. These are good stories of detection, based on Dr. Thorndyke's scientific methods.


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