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Richard Austin Freeman
Birth: Apr. 11, 1862
London, England
Death: Sep. 28, 1943
Gravesend, England

English Author and writer of detective fiction. He was also a practicing physician and his knowledge in this field often improved his writing. He qualified in medicine at Middlesex Hospital in 1887 and worked for the colonial service on the Africian Gold Coast. In 1891 ill health forced his return to England. At this time he began to supplement his income by writing crime novels. Initially he collaborated with Dr James Pitcairn under the pen name, Clifford Ashdown. In 1907, he published "The Red Thumb Mark". This was the first novel to feature Dr Thorndyke, a recurring character who used forensic methods to solve crimes. His other books include "Dr Thorndyke's Cases" (1909), "The Vanishing Man" (1911) and "The Mystery of 31 New Inn" (1912). He served as a Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War One. He then continued writing Dr Thorndyke novels until his death in 1943. (bio by: js) 
 
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Gravesend Cemetery
Gravesend
Gravesham Borough
Kent, England
Plot: 1764 816
 
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Record added: Nov 26, 2008
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