The first three classic books featuring "The Greatest Medico-Legal Detective of All Time!" according to The Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection's entry on R. Austin Freeman's legendary fictional sleuth, Dr. John Evelyn Thorndyke, forensic scientist and attorney.
Like Sherlock Holmes, Thorndyke is concerned with spying out concrete clues from which he can build irrefutable evidence against those guilty of crimes like theft and murder. A resident of London's Inner Temple district, Thorndyke is tall, slender, athletic, with a classic Grecian profile—in short, the handsomest of all the early fictional detectives. Incredible as his exploits may seem, Thorndyke and his appearance were modeled on Dr. Alfred Swaine Taylor, an early expert and pioneer in medical jurisprudence.
This inexpensive omnibus features the complete and unabridged reprinting of the first three mystery books featuring Dr. Thorndyke, including the first Thorndyke novel, The Red Thumb Mark (1907), the second, Dr. Thorndyke's Cases (1909), and the third, The Eye of Osiris (1911). A not-to-be-missed feast of mystery, detection, and suspense! With an introduction about scientific detectives.