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Jacques Futrelle

Jacques Futrelle was born in Pike County, Georgia. He was educated in public and private schools. He worked on the staff of the Boston American, which published several of his short stories. His most famous character was Professor Augustus F.S.X. van Dusen, better known as The Thinking Machine. Futrelle died on the Titanic.


Titles and year of publication:  

 'Augustus F.S.X. van Dusen' Novels
 1) The Chase of the Golden Plate  1906
 2) The Thinking Machine (Also published as: The Problem of Cell 13 [1918]) (short stories)  1907
 3) The Thinking Machine on the Case (UK Title: The Professor on the Case [1909])  1908
 4) The Diamond Master  1909
 5) The Thinking Machine (short stories)  1959
 6) Best Thinking Machine Detective Stories (short stories)  1973
 7) Great Cases of the Thinking Machine (short stories)  1977
 Other Novels
 1) The Simple Case of Susan  1908
 2) Elusive Isabel (UK Title: The Lady in the Case [1910])  1909
 3) The High Hand (UK Title: The Master Hand [1914])  1911
 4) My Lady's Garter  1912
 5) Blind Man's Bluff  1914

Contents of the Short Story Collections