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Viewing Entry - The old man in the corner (S15059)
by Orczy, Emmuska Orczy, Baroness.

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TitleThe old man in the corner
Author / Responsible partyOrczy, Emmuska Orczy, Baroness.
GenreDetective and mystery fiction, Short stories.
TopicsDetective and mystery fiction, Short stories.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Created by Baroness Orczy, author of the famous Scarlet Pimpernel series, The Old Man in the Corner was one of the earliest armchair detectives, popping up with so many others in the wake of the huge popularity of the Sherlock Holmes stories. The Old Man relies mostly upon sensationalistic "penny dreadful" newspaper accounts, with the occasional courtroom visit for extra laughs. He narrates all this information (while tying complicated knots in a piece of string) to a Lady Journalist who frequents the same tea-shop.

Additional Information

System control numberS15059
Original Print PublisherUK : Hodder & Stoughton, 1908
Series statementBook 1 of the Old Man in the Corner series
Series statement (Book 1 of Series Title)Book 1 of the Old Man in the Corner series
NarratorJ. M. Smallheer.
Narrator NameJ. M. Smallheer.
Participant or performer noteJ. M. Smallheer.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator