The Great Thinking Machine

The Great Thinking Machine ➹ [Read] ➵ The Great Thinking Machine By Jacques Futrelle ➼ – Heartforum.co.uk Suppose you were locked into one of the most secure prisons in America at the turn of the twentieth century You ve been put into solitary confinement, with periodic inspections by the warden, whom you Thinking Machine ePUB ´ Suppose you were locked into one of the most secure prisons in America at the turn of the twentieth century You ve been put into solitary confinement, with periodic inspections by the warden, whom you d informed that you would escape in less than a week How would you communicate with the outside, how would you smuggle in tools and weapons, and how would you finally break out This was the situation confronting Professor Augustus S The Great PDF/EPUB or F X Van Dusen, aka The Thinking Machine, in The Problem of Cell , one of the most famous locked room mysteries ever written Eventually The Thinking Machine did escape, and his method is known to generations of fans Less well known, however, is the fact that Jacques Futrelle wrote many other stories about this unique detective This volume presents twelve tales of The Thinking Machine, adventures that concern a perfect alibi and a perfect accusation, an Great Thinking Machine PDF/EPUB Â impossible theft of a container of radium, a precise sealed room mystery, a flaming phantom, and other impossible situations Rich in Edwardian period flavor, the realistic tales anticipate many of the major developments in modern crime fiction.

Thinking Machine ePUB ´ Jacques Heath Futrelle was an American journalist and mystery writer He is best known for writing short detective stories featuring the Thinking Machine , Professor Augustus S F X Van Dusen He worked for the Atlanta Journal, where he began their sports section the New York Herald the Boston Post and the Boston American In , his Thinking Machine character first appeared in.

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    Import EPUB to the Program Import EPUB you would escape in less than a week How would you communicate with the outside, how would you smuggle in tools and weapons, and how would you finally break out This was the situation confronting Professor Augustus S The Great PDF/EPUB or F X Van Dusen, aka The Thinking Machine, in The Problem of Cell , one of the most famous locked room mysteries ever written Eventually The Thinking Machine did escape, and his method is known to generations of fans Less well known, however, is the fact that Jacques Futrelle wrote many other stories about this unique detective This volume presents twelve tales of The Thinking Machine, adventures that concern a perfect alibi and a perfect accusation, an Great Thinking Machine PDF/EPUB Â impossible theft of a container of radium, a precise sealed room mystery, a flaming phantom, and other impossible situations Rich in Edwardian period flavor, the realistic tales anticipate many of the major developments in modern crime fiction."/>
  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • The Great Thinking Machine
  • Jacques Futrelle
  • 08 June 2017
  • 9780486829104

11 thoughts on “The Great Thinking Machine

  1. Diane Hernandez says:

    Professor Van Dusen, also known as the Great Thinking Machine, unravels puzzles that would stump a lesser man.The Problem of Cell 13 is rather famous as an ingenious locked room mystery The Professor is challenged by two colleagues to escape from a real prison cell within a week.The other eleven stories in the Great Thinking Machine are rather a mixed bag Perhaps of interest to a historian or doctoral candidate than a modern mystery reader However, the Problem of Cell 13 is alone worth the price of the book to locked room mystery fans 3 stars.Thanks to Dover Publications for a copy in exchange for an honest review.

  2. Yibbie says:

    Are you a fan of the infallible detective Do you like the problems that are as impossible to the ordinary mind as they are improbable I enjoyed the variety in this collection Some were set in the heart of the city, in remote country houses, on the ocean, in college laboratories, and in jails The atmospheres were wonderfully varied also Some were spooky, others tragic, humorous, or chilling Even the crimes themselves are varied There is suicide, murder, theft, kidnapping, smuggling, and impersonation Yet, through them all marches the irascible, the practical, the logical, the wonderful Thinking Machine Futrelle doesn t let the reader in on the clues or the solution before the last possible moment, so you can sit back and enjoy being mystified along with the police and the sidekick Some of the solutions were a complete surprise and wonderfully imaginative, but of course, they always trapped their man, except once or twice I had read a couple of the stories in other collections and wasn t really impressed, but I truly enjoyed them in this collection I think it was because I understood the characters better The first story is The Problem of Cell 13 , and it s a perfect choice for introducing the Thinking Machine It explains his strengths and approach to problems It also introduces his sidekick, Hutchinson Hatch, the indefatigable reporter Once I had that understanding, the other stories were very fun This book was perfectly clean There was no cursing, swearing, or profanity There was absolutely no sexual content I received this as a free ARC through NetGalley and Dover Publications No favorable review was required It was my pleasure to provide my honest opinions.

  3. Eric says:

    The excellent Introduction and the careful selection of stories make this volume a must for all who are interested in the history and development of crime fiction.Futrelle is an acquired taste, and my admiration for these stories far outweighed my enjoyment of them However, for those new to the author, this is an excellent starting point, and those already familiar with his creative genius will find much to savour.Thank you to NetGalley and Dover Publications for the digital review copy.

  4. Annarella says:

    An excellent introduction to an author I didn t know.These stories aged well and are well written and well devised.This is an interesting and engaging read especially if like a sedate pace and a good puzzle.I will surely look for other books by this writer.Recommended Many thanks to Dover Publications and Netgalley for this ARC

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