A Silent Witness

R. Austin FREEMAN (1862 - 1943)

In this detective novel, the young doctor Humphrey Jardine stumbles upon a corpse during a walk near Hampstead Heath in the middle of the night. However, when he returns to the spot with a police officer, the corpse has disappeared. And this is just the start of a series of strange and sometimes life threatening events. Had it really been a dead man he had seen? And if so, who was it? And what is the role of the mysterious Mrs. Samway, who keeps popping up wherever he goes? He will need the help of Dr. John Thorndyke to solve this mystery.

This is the fourth novel featuring R. Austin Freemans famous detective Dr. John Thorndyke. The preceding ones are also available on Librivox: The Red Thumb Mark, the Eye of Osiris (a.k.a. the Vanishing Man, both titles on LV) and The Mystery of 31 New Inn. (Summary by Anna Simon)

Genre(s): Detective Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter I - The Beginning of the Mystery Anna Simon
00:19:18
Play 02 Chapter II - The Finding of the Reliquary Anna Simon
00:14:38
Play 03 Chapter III - "Who is Sylvia?" Anna Simon
00:12:36
Play 04 Chapter IV - Septimus Maddock, Deceased Anna Simon
00:31:29
Play 05 Chapter V - The Lethal Chamber Anna Simon
00:33:25
Play 06 Chapter VI - A Council of War Anna Simon
00:27:23
Play 07 Chapter VII - An Unseen Enemy Anna Simon
00:21:05
Play 08 Chapter VIII - It's an Ill Wind -- Anna Simon
00:28:05
Play 09 Chapter IX - Thorndyke takes up the Scent Anna Simon
00:17:45
Play 10 Chapter X - The Unheeded Warning Anna Simon
00:18:59
Play 11 Chapter XI - A Chapter of Accidents Anna Simon
00:33:44
Play 12 Chapter XII - Miss Vyne Anna Simon
00:28:57
Play 13 Chapter XIII - A Mysterious Stranger Anna Simon
00:37:54
Play 14 Chapter XIV - A Lonely Woman Anna Simon
00:36:05
Play 15 Chapter XV - Exit Dr. Jardine Anna Simon
00:35:51
Play 16 Chapter XVI - Enter Father Humperdinck Anna Simon
00:50:02
Play 17 Chapter XVII - The Palimpsest Anna Simon
00:36:30
Play 18 Chapter XVIII - A Visitor from the States Anna Simon
00:25:00
Play 19 Chapter XIX - Tenebrae Anna Simon
00:27:38
Play 20 Chapter XX - The Hue and Cry Anna Simon
00:29:46
Play 21 Chapter XXI - The Final Problem Anna Simon
00:36:49
Play 22 Chapter XXII - Thorndyke reviews the Case Anna Simon
00:48:30