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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:
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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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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