The Old Man in the Corner

The Old Man in the Corner

by Emma Orczy


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A nameless old man sits in the corner of a cozy London tea shop, and without leaving his seat, solves baffling crimes reported to him by an admiring lady journalist. Using only methods of pure deduction, the eccentric, self-assured sleuth unravels the mysteries behind a wide range of criminal acts - from gruesome murders (The Lisson Grove Mystery) and daring thefts (The Affair at the Novelty Theatre) to brilliant deceptions (The Liverpool Mystery) and deadly blackmail schemes (The Murder of Miss Pebmarsh). Set in the fog-shrouded streets of London, where gas lamps flicker in the gloom and details of lurid crimes splash across the pages of the daily papers, these ingenious, well-crafted stories by the author of The Scarlet Pimpernel are among the first and great collections of detective fiction. They will delight devotees of Sherlock Holmes and other mystery-loving fans.

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ISBN-13: 9781725796324
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/19/2018
Pages: 212
Sales rank: 796,361
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

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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.