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Red Thumb Mark (Paperback) (R. Austin Freeman)

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"Before Kathy Reichs's Temperance Brennan and Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta, there was Dr. Thorndyke, the first ever fictional forensic scientist. The only evidence against young Reuben Hornby in a jewel theft is his thumb print smeared in blood. Itis enough to convict him of the crime until physician Dr. John Thorndyke dares to ask-and answer-the question, "Can a fingerprint be forged?" The first detective novel to engage in scientific technology, The Red Thumb Mark has become a classic for its use of real science and its introduction to the genre's very first and greatest forensic scientist, Dr. Thorndyke. Described by Otto Penzler as "the greatest medico-legal detective of all time," the tall, athletic, and handsome Dr. Thorndyke approaches crime solving firmly grounded in the disciplines and logic of medical science, making inferences from data collected at the scene of the crime instead of basing the investigation on the suspects' motivations. First published in 1907, R. Austin Freeman's taleset the stage for the forensic science detective novel we are so familiar with today, and it remains one of the greatest and most memorable of the genre. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction-novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, ****** and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home"--
Number of Pages: 236
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Physicians
Series Title: Dr. Thorndyke Mystery
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Author: R. Austin Freeman
Language: English
Street Date: July 19, 2016
TCIN: 51134527
UPC: 9781510707733
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-1831
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