Russell Thorndike Books in Order

The Russell Thorndike books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

If you're just starting with it and want a reading list, you're in luck. Here we list out all the Russell Thorndike books in order; keeping in mind various factors like the publication year, reviews, its popularity among readers, etc.

It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of Doctor Syn Books

Doctor Syn

Thorndike, Russell 1915

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Doctor Syn on the High Seas

Thorndyke, Russell 1935
The second in the series of Doctor Syn novels by Russell Thorndyke. Syn on the High Seas begins the adventure of Christopher Syn, a mild-mannered Doctor of Divinity, until tragedy and fate lead him to a life on the high seas as the bloodthirsty Captain Clegg. Read More

Doctor Syn Returns

Thorndike, Russell 1936

The Amazing Quest of Doctor Syn

Thorndike, Russell 1939

Well, there's some good in most wicked men,' returned the Welshman, 'though I never found any in the leader of our smugglers. Tarroc Dolgenny has nothing to recommend him but a devilishly handsome face and a quick and daring brain. He is not even a faithful leader when his own interests are like to be thwarted, and he would as soon murder a follower as any enemy.

The strange part is that, knowing his character, his men remain faithful to him.'

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The Shadow Of Doctor Syn

Thorndike, Russell (Thorndyke) 1944

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Slype

Thorndike, Russell 1927

"[W]orthy of being compared to Dickens's creations . . . First-class entertainment." - William F. Deeck, The Mystery Fancier "An exciting story told in a pleasant narrative style with considerable skill, and a whole portfolio of Dickensian characters, drawn against a rich background make The Slype an almost perfect piece of light fiction.

" - The Outlook "No one will care to hurry when he can spend his time in the company of such delightful people as the Dean, the Paper Wizard, and Boyce's Boy. . . . The Slype [is] a book to be read and put by for future rereading." - New York Times "A unique and unusual mystery yarn.

" - Baltimore Sun The Slype is a dark passage, reputedly haunted, adjoining the ancient cathedral of Dullchester, and it plays a central role in this thrilling mystery. As the story opens, this sleepy cathedral city has a sinister visitor whose ominous pastime consists of cutting paper silhouettes depicting a corpse hanging from a gibbet.

After his arrival, a series of terrifying events ensues: ghostly screams are heard to emanate from the Slype, and the town's residents begin disappearing one by one, inexplicably and without a trace. Young Daniel Dyke, Sergeant Wurren, and Inspector Macauley of Scotland Yard will have to join forces to unravel this deadly mystery and uncover a centuries-old secret .

. . before it's too late! Russell Thorndike (1885-1972) is best known for his popular series of swashbuckling tales featuring the smuggler Dr. Syn, but as Mark Valentine writes in his introduction to this new edition, the rediscovery of Thorndike's mystery and suspense fiction is long overdue.

This edition of The Slype (1927), a fast-paced and ingenious tale with a plot and cast of characters reminiscent of Dickens, is the first in 80 years and features a reproduction of the scarce jacket art of the 1927 first edition.

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The Master of the Macabre

Thorndike, Russell 1947

"Dr. Syn's creator cannot but write interestingly. . . . Some of the strange stories are horrible and not for the squeamish." - Sydney Morning Herald "These tales of terror and violence are quite nightmarish in their exciting conception." - Glasgow Evening News "Master of the Macabre is certainly macabre and provides just what you want, if you enjoy reading of 'ghosts and ghoulies, long leggity beasties and things that go bump in the night.

'" The Star (Sheffield) "It is all very good reading for a windy night, alone in front of an open fireplace." - Winnipeg Tribune "This book is strange, thrilling and certainly macabre." - Yorkshire Evening Press Tayler Kent flees London in a blinding snowstorm, hoping to escape the ghosts that haunt his home.

Instead, he finds things may have gone from bad to worse when he crashes his car, breaks his ankle, and is forced to take refuge at a medieval monastery now inhabited by the eccentric Charles Hogarth, known as "The Master of the Macabre." As Kent's ankle heals, Hogarth entertains him with fine food, brandy, and a series of gruesome stories connected with an odd assortment of old relics on display in a curio cabinet.

But the terrors are not confined to Hogarth's tales: the monastery is haunted by the evil spirit of an apostate monk and besieged by more corporeal foes, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on one of the Master's treasures. . . . Best known for his series of novels featuring the smuggler Dr.

Syn, Russell Thorndike (1885-1972) in The Master of the Macabre (1947) delivers an irresistible mix of horror, adventure, and black humour that is sure to please fans of classic ghost stories and supernatural fiction. This first-ever republication of the novel includes the original jacket art and a new introduction by Mark Valentine.

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The First Englishman

Thorndike, Russell (Thorndyke) 1971

The Vandekkers

Thorndike, Russell [1885 - 1972]. 2020

Publication Order of Plays

Tragedy of Mr. Punch

Russell Thorndike and Reginald Arkell 2020

Hardcover. "A Fantastic Play in Prologue and One Act by Russell Thorndike and Reginald Arkell." Introductory Essay by Max Beerbohm. Published by Boni & Liveright, 1924. Unique board design; no dust-jacket issued. 60 pages, with an additional 8 -- including frontispiece -- color plates by Arthur Watts.

Unusual plate-arrangement has some plates on the front side of a blank page and some on a reverse side; plainly, the idea was to put the tipped-in plate nearest the pertinent text-page. Large print text.

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Publication Order of Collections

Doctor Syn And Other Stories

Thorndike, Russell 2015

Doctor Syn And Other Stories is the collection works about novels from some of the 19 th century's by various popular authors. (Russell Thorndike, Henry Handel Richardson) In this edition contains 4 works : 1. Doctor Syn (1915)2. Maurice Guest (1908)3.

The Getting of Wisdom (1910)4. Australia Felix (1917)

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Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

A Wanderer with Shakespeare

Thorndike, Russell 2015

Excerpt from A Wanderer With ShakespeareWilliam shakespeare is without question the most mysterious star in the heavens of the great.The private and public lives of the few god-like beings who approach his magnitude are recorded in full detail, and are therefore not mysterious, whereas very little is known actu ally about our National Poet.

A few legal statements con cerning him are all that can be vouched for by the ultra critical. We actually know more of the father's history than the son's. But how shall a man be known? By their fruits ye shall know them, and it must be by his works that we know Shakespeare as great.

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Lilian Baylis,

Thorndike, Sybil and Russell 2021

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