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Jacques Futrelle's "The Thinking Machine"

Jacques Futrelle's "The Thinking Machine"

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Written by Jacques FutrelleAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jacques Futrelle
Edited by Harlan EllisonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Harlan Ellison
Introduction by Harlan EllisonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Harlan Ellison

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: December 30, 2003
  • Price: $16.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8129-7014-2 (0-8129-7014-4)
Also available as an eBook.
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This irascible genius, this diminutive egghead scientist, known to the world as “The Thinking Machine,” is no less than the newly rediscovered literary link between Sherlock Holmes and Nero Wolfe: Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, who—with only the power of ratiocination—unravels problems of outrageous criminous activity in dazzlingly impossible settings. He can escape from the inescapable death-row “Cell 13.” He can fathom why the young woman chopped off her own finger. He can solve the anomaly of the phone that could not speak. These twenty-three Edwardian-era adventures prove (as The Thinking Machine reiterates) that “two and two make four, not sometimes, but all the time.”