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!