The Classic Tales Podcast
Designed to make classic literature less intimidating, The Classic Tales Podcast has been showcasing the greatest literary authors for years. Narrating with gusto, BJ Harrison performs each word of the classic texts, elevating them with character voices, sharp accents and bridled emotion. Adventure, Mystery, Horror, Humor and more - The Classic Tales Podcast has something for everybody. It really is The Cure for the Common Commute. Winner - Outstanding Podcast Host: Arts and Entertainment , Society of Voice Arts and Sciences- 2022 Winner of w3 Silver Award by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts-2022 Winner of w3 Gold Award by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts-2021 Winner of Independent Audiobook Award for "Scaramouche", by Raphael Sabatini - 2021

Why does a woman demand that a surgeon amputate part of her finger? Jacques Futrelle, today on The Classic Tales Podcast.

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Today we continue with September Sleuths with a story by Jacques Futrelle, who created a sleuth named Professor Augustus S.F.X. Van Dusen, but known as The Thinking Machine. He’s American, and has many similarities with Sherlock Holmes. He isn’t a policeman, but he works with them on occasion, he’s happy to be “hands on”, and he summarizes his deductions once the case is solved.

Jacques Futrelle wrote over 40 short stories featuring The Thinking Machine. He died aboard the Titanic, after forcing his wife into a lifeboat.

And now, The Superfluous Finger, by Jacques Futrelle.


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Category:Literature -- posted at: 7:10am MDT