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Public domain audiobooks, six days a week, for folks with a Catholic taste in literature. Enjoy! Clan Honor Mondays: Fitz-James O'Brien works. Lit Tuesdays: Short stories, novels, or poems. Acts of the Wednesdays: Early Christian works. Mystery Thursdays: Mystery short stories or novels. Lit Fridays: Short stories, novels, or poems. Saintly Saturdays: Later Christian works.

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Thursday, February 02, 2006

#88: Ch. 1, The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman

Today's Mystery Thursday. We begin a new Dr. Thorndyke novel, The Eye of Osiris (1911). It was published in the US and Gutenberg under the boring alternate title of The Vanishing Man. (Honestly, why are alternate US titles of mysteries usually so boring?)

In Chapter 1: The Vanishing Man, we learn the basic facts of a very knotty little case of a disappearing Egyptologist, his fortune, and his will.


In case you're wondering -- yes, it's Horus' eye, but it's also called the Eye of Osiris because Horus gave it to Osiris after his rebirth, allowing him to rule the underworld. So it's definitely an eerie, borders of death and life symbol here.


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