Author:Richard Austin Freeman

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Richard Austin Freeman
(1862–1943)
British writer of detective stories, mostly featuring the medico-legal forensic investigator Dr Thorndyke. He invented the inverted detective story.

Works[edit]

Works Featuring Dr Thorndyke[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • The Red Thumb Mark (1907)
  • The Eye of Osiris (1911), published in the USA as The Vanishing Man
  • The Mystery of 31 New Inn (1912)
  • A Silent Witness (1914)
  • Helen Vardon's Confession (1922)
  • The Cat's Eye (1923)
  • The Mystery of Angelina Frood (1924) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2020 due to Renewal R99125
  • The Shadow of the Wolf (1925) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2021 due to Renewal R110423
  • The D'Arblay Mystery (1926) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2022 due to Renewal R131259
  • A Certain Dr. Thorndyke (1927) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2023 due to Renewal R155917
  • As A Thief in the Night (1928)
  • Mr. Pottermack's Oversight (1930)
  • Pontifex, Son and Thorndyke (1931) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2027 due to Renewal R234608
  • When Rogues Fall Out (1932) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2028 due to Renewal R257892 (published in the USA as Dr. Thorndyke's Discovery)
  • Dr. Thorndyke Intervenes (1933)
  • For the Defence: Dr. Thorndyke (1934) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2030 due to Renewal R292619
  • The Penrose Mystery (1936)
  • Felo de Se (1937) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2033 due to Renewal R363053 (published in the USA as Death At The Inn)
  • The Stoneware Monkey (1938)
  • Mr. Polton Explains (1940) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2036 due to Renewal R427939
  • The Jacob Street Mystery (1942) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2038 due to Renewal R478982 (published in the USA as The Unconscious Witness)

Story Collections[edit]

  • John Thorndyke's Cases (1909), published in the USA as Dr. Thorndyke's Cases
  • The Singing Bone (1912), published in the USA as The Adventures of Dr Thorndyke
  • Dr. Thorndyke's Casebook (1923) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2019 due to Renewal R80187 (published in the USA as The Blue Scarab)
  • The Puzzle Lock (1925) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2021 due to Renewal R116792
  • The Magic Casket (1927) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2023 due to Renewal R131260
  • The Famous Cases of Dr. Thorndyke (1928), published in the USA as The Dr Thorndyke Omnibus
  • Dr. Thorndyke's Crime File (1941) — Copyrighted in the United States until 2037 due to Renewal R442547

Other Works[edit]

Novels[edit]

Story Collections[edit]

Other[edit]


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1943, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.