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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (161 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Baroness Emmuska Orczy Narrator: Walter Covell Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Baroness Emmuska Orczy, author of The Scarlet Pimpernel, created another extraordinary - if unnamed - character in the Old Man in the Corner.

The Old Man rivals Sherlock Holmes in his insightfulness but is much closer to Sherlock's brother, Mycroft, in his methods. Like Mycroft, the old man reasons through mystery cases but leaves the legwork to others. He sits in a cozy corner of a London teashop and unravels the baffling crimes of the day for an admiring lady journalist. Relying solely on his vast Holmesian powers of deduction the strange looking sleuth never deigns to visit the scene of the crime, question a suspect, or examine clues. According to him, There is no such thing as a mystery in connection with any crime, provided intelligence is brought to bear upon its investigation.

The stories included in this volume are:

The Fenchurch Street Mystery
The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railroad
The Mysterious Death in Percy Street
The Dublin Mystery
The Glascow Mystery
The Liverpool Mystery
The Case of Miss Eliot
The Lisson Grove Mystery
The Tragedy in Dartmore Terrace
The Tremarn Case
The Murder of Miss Pebmarsh
The Affair at the Novelty Theater Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 3/21/2013

    " I thought that this was just another collection of short stories akin to Sherlock Holmes until the unexpected twist at the end. I enjoyed all the stories but they did start to feel very repetitive until the final twist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizzy | 1/20/2013

    " The stories are all very interesting and clever, told by an old man to a younger woman each time they meet at a cafe. It's all very well told, but the man does seem a little creepy. I liked it all immensely in spite of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denae | 12/17/2012

    " This was highly enjoyable and the ending is delightful! Not the most brilliant of mysteries by far, in some ways merely average, but fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 10/11/2012

    " A collection of mystery short-stories written by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. I would say that she is not a master writter of this genre of book, I still prefer the Scarlet Pimpirnel series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 6/24/2012

    " Quite interesting. The Old Man's interpretations of some of the stories seemed just a little bit stretched, but at least they were original. There was a twist at the end, but I'm not so sure that I like it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 1/22/2012

    " entertaining old type mystery stories. i've listened to the librivox production. a decent reader. the stories themselves are light entertainment yet we all need that once in a while. recommended for relaxed times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Johanna | 6/4/2011

    " Her other collection of short stories is much better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristy | 11/25/2010

    " These got a bit repetitive. The plots all seemed to hinge on using switched identities to move the time of the crime. Writing a bit repetitive as well. Despite the lady journalist being familiar with the crimes he has to give her the setup as well as the solution--a structure that seems strained. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 12/26/2009

    " The book was okay and the cases the old man in the corner solved were a little dull to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Duffy | 12/20/2009

    " have to re-read - read too many years ago and bought the dover reprint for Xmas. Remember I was fascinated with it as a young teen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin Klein | 12/2/2009

    " I liked these little mysteries very much! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roxane | 10/23/2009

    " Several short stories, each detailing an unsolved crime and an old man's theory of who-done-it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 TheRose | 4/9/2009

    " This foray into the mystery realm was, alas, an unsuccessful one. The Baroness was wise to stick with the Scarlet Pimpernel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 1/4/2009

    " I listened to it on LibriVox and thought it was a fun change in mysteries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 11/24/2008

    " Been reading one a day, they're quick and conventional. I don't find the old man in the corner as engrossing as other detectives of fiction (Tommy & Tuppence being my favorites)... but the stories are well told and fun to read. "

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