The Old Man in the Corner: A Classic Mystery and Detective Story

The Old Man in the Corner: A Classic Mystery and Detective Story

by Baroness Emma Orczy

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Overview

Created by Baroness Orczy, author of the famous Scarlet Pimpernel series, The Old Man In the Corner was one of the earliest armchair detectives, popping up with so many others in the wake of the huge popularity of the Sherlock Holmes stories.
The Old Man relies mostly upon sensationalistic penny dreadful newspaper accounts, with the occasional courtroom visit. He narrates all this information, while tying complicated knots in a piece of string, to a female Journalist who frequents the same tea-shop (the ABC Teashop on the corner of Norfolk Street and the Strand). They enjoy an antagonistic relationship, as the Journalist attempts to cut the Old Man's ego down to size and the Old Man trumps her every time. It is a pleasure to publish this new, high quality, and affordable edition of this timeless story.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013354937
Publisher: Petra Books
Publication date: 10/03/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 188
Sales rank: 972,637
File size: 994 KB

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