U is for…

Undetectable Poison

Strange Magazine Page

Notes: I have included this page out of sheer admiration for the character of Dr. Brambleweir, who I dearly wish was a Veridical Personality, and not consigned merely to the pages of books and magazines.  Sigh…

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3 Comments

  1. Melanie Atherton Allen

    Ten points, good for absolutely nothing, will be given to the first reader who identifies the detective I am referencing in this post.

  2. Unfortunately, the only detectives I’ve read much about are Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot, and I’m sure they’re not him. Who is he?

    • Melanie Atherton Allen

      Hey Lori! The detective is Dr. Thorndyke, by R. Austin Freeman. The Dr. Thorndyke stories are great, and are under-read today, I think; they are good mysteries, and gently funny, too, and just lots of fun. The Eye of Osiris is a good one to start with, if you are interested, and is available for free (because it is now in the public domain) on the Internet Archive, here: https://archive.org/details/eyeosirisadetec00freegoog
      The Internet Archive also has audiobooks (read by volunteers) of, I think, three Dr. Thorndyke books: The Eye of Osiris (great!), The Red Thumb-Mark (also great), and The Mystery of 31 New Inn (great-ish).

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