The Eye of Osiris

R. Austin FREEMAN (1862 - 1943)

The Eye of Osiris is an early example from the Dr. Thorndyke series of detective stories written by R. Austin Freeman. In these stories, the author drew on his extensive medical and scientific knowledge for his main character, a medico-legal expert who relies on forensic evidence and logical deduction in solving cases. In this case, Thorndyke steps in to investigate the disappearance of one John Bellingham, an English gentleman and amateur Egyptologist, who has vanished under very mysterious circumstances. Thorndyke's involvement in the case arises from a both purely professional interest in the unique character of the case, as well as from the fact that a young doctor and former student of his has recently become closely acquainted with the missing man's brother and niece. (summary by J.M. Smallheer)

Genre(s): Detective Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Vanishing Man J. M. Smallheer
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Play 02 The Eavesdropper J. M. Smallheer
00:21:55
Play 03 John Thorndyke J. M. Smallheer
00:20:16
Play 04 Legal Complications and a Jackal J. M. Smallheer
00:21:07
Play 05 The Water-Cress Bed J. M. Smallheer
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Play 06 Sidelights J. M. Smallheer
00:26:03
Play 07 John Bellingham's Will J. M. Smallheer
00:30:32
Play 08 A Museum Idyll J. M. Smallheer
00:20:35
Play 09 The Sphinx of Lincoln's Inn J. M. Smallheer
00:27:28
Play 10 The New Alliance J. M. Smallheer
00:25:16
Play 11 The Evidence Reviewed J. M. Smallheer
00:20:05
Play 12 A Voyage of Discovery J. M. Smallheer
00:28:41
Play 13 The Coroner's Quest J. M. Smallheer
00:20:02
Play 14 Which Carries the Reader into the Probate Court J. M. Smallheer
00:46:24
Play 15 Circumstancial Evidence J. M. Smallheer
00:23:30
Play 16 Oh Artemidorus, Farewell! J. M. Smallheer
00:23:35
Play 17 The Accusing Finger J. M. Smallheer
00:27:53
Play 18 John Bellingham J. M. Smallheer
00:41:06
Play 19 A Strange Symposium J. M. Smallheer
00:44:56
Play 20 The End of the Case J. M. Smallheer
00:29:13