The Old Man in the Corner

The Old Man in the Corner

by Emmuska Orczy


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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - The man in the corner pushed aside his glass, and leant across the table. "Mysteries!" he commented. "There is no such thing as a mystery in connection with any crime, provided intelligence is brought to bear upon its investigation." Very much astonished Polly Burton looked over the top of her newspaper, and fixed a pair of very severe, coldly inquiring brown eyes upon him. She had disapproved of the man from the instant when he shuffled across the shop and sat down opposite to her, at the same marble-topped table which already held her large coffee (3d.), her roll and butter (2d.), and plate of tongue (6d.).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591669524
Publisher: Jones, Bob University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2008
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1170L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

The Baroness Emma Orczy was born on September 23, 1865 in Hungary, the daughter of the composer Baron Felix Orczy and the Countess Emma Wass. Forced to flee peasant unrest in 1868, the family lived in a number of Euroean cities before moving to Britain in 1880. She married a young illustrator named Montague MacLean Barstow. She started writing shortly after the birth of her son. Her best known works are a series of novels featuring the character the Scarlet Pimpernel who rescues aristocrats during the French Revolution. She also wrote a number of detective stories which were collected in several books which include The Case of Miss Elliot, The Old Man in the Corner, Lady Molly of Scotland Yard, and Unravelled Knots. She died on November 12, 1947 at Henley-On-Thames, UK.

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Old Man In The Corner 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
bzedan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was under the "Detective" bookshelf on Gutenberg, but it's not quite so. Our lady reporter protagonist makes an odd acquaintance who fills her in on his theories of recent crimes. It's satisfying in that the twist to each one is moderately novel and well-explained. Though I'm all up for question-mark endings, it's nice to get a bunch of stories wrapped in a bow (including a fun surprise bow at the end).
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great detective novel. One of the classics.