The Man with the Nailed Shoes

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John Thorndyke’s Cases – 01 – The Man with the Nailed Shoes

Written by R Austin Freeman

Read by Adam Savage

In the first of his many short story mysteries, Dr John Thorndyke is called on to help prove the chief suspect in a murder investigation could not have committed the crime. From sandy footprints to the number of mails in a shoe, everything rests on Thorndyke’s ability to infer the truth from the smallest details.

Dur: 1hr 45mins STEREO

  • 191MB – 256Kbps (great quality) 

 

Description

 

AS Studio 1Dr John Evelyn Thorndyke is a fictional detective in a long series of novels and short stories by British author R. Austin Freeman (1862–1943). Thorndyke was described by his author as a ‘medical juris-practitioner’: originally a medical doctor, he turned to the bar and became one of the first — in modern parlance —forensic scientists. His solutions were based on his method of collecting all possible data (including dust and pond weed) and making inferences from them before looking at any of the protagonists and motives in the crimes. (Freeman, it is said, conducted all experiments mentioned in the stories himself.) It is this method which gave rise to one of Freeman’s most ingenious inventions, the inverted detective story, where the criminal act is described first and the interest lies in Thorndyke’s subsequent unravelling of it.

In this first of his short story mysteries, Thorndyke has travelled to the coast to visit an old friend, when they stumble upon a corpse on the beach. From there, Thorndyke is pulled into the investigation, using all his incredible forensic skills to help prove the chief suspect could not have committed the crime. From sandy footprints to the number of mails in a shoe, everything rests on Thorndyke’s ability to infer the truth from the smallest details.

 


About The Narrator

Read by ADAM SAVAGE. TV Presenter (GinxTV ‘The First Hour’), journalist and writer. On GINX TV he currently hosts The First Hour, and has previously appeared on numerous shows including Planet of the Apps and GINX Live. Beyond GINX, he is a presenter and producer on several projects for ITN Productions, and has also worked for The Walt Disney Company, Samsung and ZTE.

Additional information

Narrator

Adam Savage

Editor

Neil Gardner

Producer/Director

Neil Gardner

Composer

Purple Planet Music

Copyright

Spokenworld Audio/Ladbroke Audio Ltd

Released

2016

File Size/Quality

192kbps (better than CD), 256kbps (superb quality), 320kbps (highest quality)

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