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Viewing Entry - The old man in the corner (E15059)
by Orczy, Emmuska Orczy, Baroness.

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Overview

TitleThe old man in the corner
Author / Responsible partyOrczy, Emmuska Orczy, Baroness.
CollectionFiction
GenreDetective and mystery fiction, Short stories.
TopicsDetective and mystery fiction, Short stories.
RestrictionsYes
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.
Published2020

Summary

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

descriptiondata
System control numberE15059
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
Narrator NameJ. M. Smallheer.
Participant or performer noteJ. M. Smallheer.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator