The Eye of Osiris

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glendalekid
glendalekid
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 16:56:11 +0200

Exceptionally good mystery. I knew the "who dun it" early on, but the "how" thoroughly escaped me even though the clues were all there. If today's mystery writers wrote this well, it wouldn't be so hard to find a good modern mystery.


craigadams49
craigadams49
Sat, 13 Feb 2010 02:44:47 +0100

This is my favorite of the mystery novels of R. Austin Freeman (so far!). It's really a fun read. Freeman wrote very much in the tradition of Conan Doyle, so reader who enjoy the Sherlock Holmes stories, will almost certainly like Freeman's Dr. Thorndyke stories. Though Freeman's books are always good, this one stands out as a real Golden Age detective novel classic. I liked everything about it: the ancient Egyptian background, the very victorian romance, the puzzling mystery plot, the whole… (more)


Prismatic
Prismatic
Tue, 01 Jul 2008 00:38:28 +0200

This early Thorndyke mystery is very cleverly constructed. As a puzzle it is worked out in satisfying detail—every clue explained and explained logically. No tricks are employed to deceive the reader. Along the way there are quite a few descriptive passages of London's Bloomsbury section as it was in 1902, a bit of romance, and many technical details of Egyptology and x-rays. Most of the streets mentioned are real streets in London today.