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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, 2005.
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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 unravels 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  Read more...
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Orczy, Emmuska Orczy, Baroness, 1865-1947.
Old man in the corner
(DLC) 2005042846
(OCoLC)57730767
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emmuska Orczy Orczy, Baroness
ISBN: 9780486145709 0486145700
OCLC Number: 881276503
Notes: "This Dover edition, first published in 1980 and reissued in 2005, is a selection of Old Man in the Corner stories, originally published in Royal Magazine, 1901-05. The Introduction, which was written especially for the 1980 Dover reprint by E. F. Bleiler, is also included here"--title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 162 pages)
Contents: The Fenchurch Street mystery --
The mysterious death on the underground railway --
The mysterious death in Percy Street --
The Dublin mystery --
The Glasgow mystery --
The Liverpool mystery --
The case of Miss Elliott --
The Lisson Grove mystery --
The tragedy in Dartmoor Terrace --
The Tremarn case --
The murder of Miss Pebmarsh --
The affair at the Novelty Theatre.
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 unravels 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 and great collections of detective fiction. They will delight devotees of Sherlock Holmes and other mystery-loving fans.

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