Re[2]: RARA-AVIS: Thorndyke?
05 Jan 99 09:23:00 -0500 --UNS_gsauns2_3028820220
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As was pointed out below:
"Dr. Thorndyke was the creation of R. Austin Freeman, a popular (and
excellent) English author who more or less pioneered the "scientific"
approach to crime-solving in fiction."

Freeman was also the pioneer of the "inverted" story in which the reader
(but not the detective) knew who the culprit was, so that the question
wasn't "whodunit" but "would-he-get-away-with-it." This was carried on
by other writers like Roy Vickers in the Dept. of Dead Ends stories and
is seen today on the COlumbo TV series. - Jim Doherty

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