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Product Details

  • Paperback: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Resurrected Press (November 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935774638
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935774631
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,873,740 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Among the first and greatest armchair detectives...Fun to listen to." --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

About the Author

The Baroness Emma Orczy was born on September 23, 1865 in Hungary, the daughter of the composer Baron Felix Orczy and the Countess Emma Wass. Forced to flee peasant unrest in 1868, the family lived in a number of Euroean cities before moving to Britain in 1880. She married a young illustrator named Montague MacLean Barstow. She started writing shortly after the birth of her son. Her best known works are a series of novels featuring the character the Scarlet Pimpernel who rescues aristocrats during the French Revolution. She also wrote a number of detective stories which were collected in several books which include The Case of Miss Elliot, The Old Man in the Corner, Lady Molly of Scotland Yard, and Unravelled Knots. She died on November 12, 1947 at Henley-On-Thames, UK.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David R. Eastwood on January 14, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
THE OLD MAN IN THE CORNER (1909) is Baroness Orczy's second collection of well written fair-play Puzzle stories featuring her strange little armchair amateur detective who drinks milk, eats cheesecake, and compulsively ties and unties complex knots in pieces of string. All twelve stories are cleverly constructed and offer readers the pleasure of trying to solve the cases before the Old Man in the Corner announces his own conclusions to the young female journalist who sits near him in a small London restaurant.

Orczy originally published these stories in THE ROYAL MAGAZINE in two separate series--"The Mysteries of London" (1901; 6 stories) and "The Mysteries of Great Cities" (1902; 7 stories--with "The Glasgow Mystery" NOT being reprinted in any of her books because it contained an error pertaining to Scottish law). While putting together THE OLD MAN IN THE CORNER, Baroness Orczy revised her stories somewhat, transforming first-person narratives into third-person ones, giving names to her two main characters, and providing a fuller background (and a fiancé) for the female journalist, who originally had been the narrator; further, Orczy re-arranged the sequence of her stories, retitled two of them, and gave 36 "chapter titles" to them and their sub-parts so that the book would appear to be an episodic novel (this was a common marketing ploy, since publishers had found that novels usually sold better than collections of short stories did).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David R. Eastwood on January 14, 2011
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THE OLD MAN IN THE CORNER (1909) is Baroness Orczy's second collection of well written fair-play Puzzle stories featuring her strange little armchair amateur detective who drinks milk, eats cheesecake, and compulsively ties and unties complex knots in pieces of string. All twelve stories are cleverly constructed and offer readers the pleasure of trying to solve the cases before the Old Man in the Corner announces his own conclusions to the young female journalist who sits near him in a small London restaurant.

Orczy originally published these stories in THE ROYAL MAGAZINE in two separate series--"The Mysteries of London" (1901; 6 stories) and "The Mysteries of Great Cities" (1902; 7 stories--with "The Glasgow Mystery" NOT being reprinted in any of her books because it contained an error pertaining to Scottish law). While putting together THE OLD MAN IN THE CORNER, Baroness Orczy revised her stories somewhat, transforming first-person narratives into third-person ones, giving names to her two main characters, and providing a fuller background (and a fiancé) for the female journalist, who originally had been the narrator; further, Orczy re-arranged the sequence of her stories, retitled two of them, and gave 36 "chapter titles" to them and their sub-parts so that the book would appear to be an episodic novel (this was a common marketing ploy, since publishers had found that novels usually sold better than collections of short stories did).
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THE OLD MAN IN THE CORNER (1909) is Baroness Orczy's second collection of well written fair-play Puzzle stories featuring her strange little armchair amateur detective who drinks milk, eats cheesecake, and compulsively ties and unties complex knots in pieces of string. All twelve stories are cleverly constructed and offer readers the pleasure of trying to solve the cases before the Old Man in the Corner announces his own conclusions to the young female journalist who sits near him in a small London restaurant.

Orczy originally published these stories in THE ROYAL MAGAZINE in two separate series--"The Mysteries of London" (1901; 6 stories) and "The Mysteries of Great Cities" (1902; 7 stories--with "The Glasgow Mystery" NOT being reprinted in any of her books because it contained an error pertaining to Scottish law). While putting together THE OLD MAN IN THE CORNER, Baroness Orczy revised her stories somewhat, transforming first-person narratives into third-person ones, giving names to her two main characters, and providing a fuller background (and a fiancé) for the female journalist, who originally had been the narrator; further, Orczy re-arranged the sequence of her stories, retitled two of them, and gave 36 "chapter titles" to them and their sub-parts so that the book would appear to be an episodic novel (this was a common marketing ploy, since publishers had found that novels usually sold better than collections of short stories did).
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