The Eye of Osiris

The Eye of Osiris

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This is the tantalizing tale of a missing world-renowned archaeologist that, so far, no one seems to be able to find any clues to. Dr. Thorndyke, our detective, is unusually perceptive and begins to find clues leading to a man with a tattoo of 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)



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Language: English

Published in: 1911

Word count: 85,605 words (≈ about 6 hours)

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24201

Copyright: This work is available for countries where copyright is Life+70 and in the USA.


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