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This carefully crafted ebook: "49 Tales of The Thinking Machine (49 detective stories featuring Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, also known as "The Thinking Machine")" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
Professor Van Dusen is a fictional character in a series of detective short stories and two novels by Jacques Futrelle. Some of the short stories were originally published in The Saturday Evening Post and the Boston American.
In the stories Professor Van Dusen solves a variety of different mysteries together with his friend Hutchinson Hatch, reporter of a fictional newspaper called "The Daily New Yorker". The professor is known as the "Thinking Machine", solving problems by the remorseless application of logic. His catchphrases include, "Two and two always equal four, " "Nothing is impossible", and "All things that start must go somewhere."
Table of Contents :
"The Thinking Machine"
My first Experience with the great Logician
A Piece of String
The Problem of the Perfect Alibi
The Problem of the Stolen Bank Notes
The Problem of Convict no. 97
The first problem
The Problem of the Crystal Gazer
Five Millions by Wireless
The Problem of the Green Eyed Monster
The Problem of the Hidden Million
Kidnapped Baby Blake, Millionaire
The Problem of the Missing Necklace
The Problem of the Motor Boat
The Mystery of the Ralston Bank Burglary
The Problem of the Opera Box
The Problem of the Cross Mark
The Problem of the Broken Bracelet
The Problem of the Lost Radium
The Problem of the Stolen Rubens
The Problem of the Souvenir Cards
The Problem of the Superfluous Finger
The case of the Scientific Murderer
The Problem of the Deserted House
The Mystery of the Fatal Cipher
The Mystery of the Flaming Phantom
The Problem of the Ghost Woman
The Mystery of the Golden Dagger
The Great Auto Mystery
The Grinning God
The Mystery of the Grip of Death
The Haunted Bell
The Problem of the Knotted Cord
The Mystery of the Man Who Was Lost
The Mystery of a Studio
The Problem of the Organ Grinder
The Phantom Motor
The Problem of the Private Compartment
The Problem of the Auto Cab
The Problem of the Red Rose
The Roswell Tiara
The Mystery of the Scarlet Thread
The Silver Box
The three Overcoats
The Tragedy of the Life Raft
The Problem of Cell 13
The Problem of the Vanishing man
The Problem of the Interrupted Wireless
Jacques Heath Futrelle (1875 - 1912) was an American journalist and mystery writer. He is best known for writing short detective stories featuring Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, also known as "The Thinking Machine" for his application of logic to any and all situations. Futrelle died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
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