Bio: J.F., who perished on the Titantic, was one of the most popular short story writers in the first decade of the 20th century. He is celebrated for his creation of one of the greatest detectives, the Thinkibg Machine.
Sherlock Holmes Only Rival is Back! More mystery and mayhem for the greatest American detective character of them all: Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, AKA The Thinking Machine. The Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection calls the Thinking Machine "the most cerebral of all detectives." Here Van Dusen tackles fifteen impossible crimes, including: the Problem of the Fatal Cipher, the Problem of the Stolen Rubens, the Problem of the Haunted Bell, the Problem of the Interrupted Wireless, the Pr... more info>>
MEET SHERLOCK HOLMES' ONLY SERIOUS RIVAL AT DETECTION! Meet Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, who The Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection calls "the most cerebral of all detectives." One of the great scientific detectives, a master logician, the Thinking Machine solves cases brought to him by a reporter, Hutchinson Hatch, who also does the legwork on most of the adventures. Professor Van Dusen has an abnormally high and broad brow, topped by a shock of yellow hair. The Thinking Machine ma... more info>>