Dr. Thorndyke Investigates - R. Freeman AustinDr. Thorndyke is one of the best creations of the Golden Age of British detective fiction. He is both medical doctor and barrister and the first great exponent of forensics in fiction, with an encyclopedic scientific knowledge. These five short stories were originally published in the "Treasuries of Modern Prose" series in 1930 and showcase Freeman's skill and originality. This collection includes: The Blue Sequin, The New Jersey Sphinx, The Magic Casket, The Pathologist to the Rescue and The Touchstone.