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The old man in the corner : twelve classic detective stories

Author: Emmuska Orczy Orczy, Baroness
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications ; Newton Abbot : David & Charles distributor, 1980
Series: Dover mystery, detective, and other fiction.
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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 uravels 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emmuska Orczy Orczy, Baroness
ISBN: 0486440486 9780486440484
OCLC Number: 70397422
Notes: "This Dover edition, first published in 1980 and resissued in 2005, is a slection of Old man in the corner stories, originally published in Royal magazine 1901-1905. The introduction, which was written especially for the 1980 Dover reprint by E.F. Bleiler is also included here"--t.p. verso.
Originally published. London : Greening, 1909.
Description: ix, 162 p. ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Dover mystery, detective, and other fiction.
Other Titles: Royal magazine.
Responsibility: Baroness Orczy ; introduction by E.F. Bleiler.

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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 uravels 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 great collections of detective fiction. They will delight devotees of Sherlock Holmes and other mytery-loving fans. - Back cover.

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