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The Old Man in the Corner

Gelesen von J. M. Smallheer

(4,463 Sterne; 268 Bewertungen)

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. (Summary from Wikipedia) (6 hr 20 min)

Chapters

The Fenchurch Street Mystery

13:10

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The Millionaire in the Dock

18:24

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His Deduction & The Robbery in Phillimore Terrace

15:59

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A Night's Adventure & All He Knew

20:31

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The York Mystery

9:27

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The Capital Charge & A Broken-Hearted Woman

24:47

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The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railway

20:18

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Mr. Errington

14:48

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The Liverpool Mystery

14:54

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A Cunning Rascal

10:55

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The Edinburgh Mystery

7:56

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A Terrible Plight

9:25

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Non Proven & Undeniable Facts

14:12

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The Theft at the English Provident Bank

13:10

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Conflicting Evidence & An Alibi

17:22

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The Dublin Mystery & Forgery

19:55

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A Memorable Day & An Unparalleled Outrage

16:27

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The Prisoner

17:31

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A Sensation & Two Blackguards

9:57

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The Regent’s Park Murder

12:34

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The Motive & Friends

15:54

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The De Genneville Peerage

9:23

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A High-Bred Gentleman

10:30

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The Living and the Dead & The Mysterious Death in Percy Street

17:55

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Suicide or Murder? & The End

24:58

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Bewertungen

Good Orczy enjoyable book

(4 Sterne)

I really enjoyed this book,and the little old man. J.M. Smallheer adds her very great narration as always to a group of nice tales. I really find this author's works very entertaining, and this book is well worth a listen. Thanks to Librivox.and to J. M. Smallheer for a very enjoyable experience.

GOOD DIVERSION

(3,5 Sterne)

As in "LADY MOLLY OF SCOTLAND YARD" the stories are too briefly drawn to have much meat, but they are interesting and do present short diversions. Worth the time, especially the ending.

(4 Sterne)

Great job by reader.again.as in all.her.works. Just find all of.Orczy.work.enjoyable.and good plots to hold my.intetest well worth.a listen

Very enjoyable

(5 Sterne)

Nice collection of stories well read

One extra story (Omitted from collection) Text only, not audio.

(4 Sterne)

http://famous-and-forgotten-fiction.com/writings/orczy-the-old-man-in-the-corner/orczy-the-glasgow-mystery.html - Apparently objected to, when published, due to inaccuracies in its portrayal of Scottish Legal system. Also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiMAKabWqT4 A retelling of "The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railway" part of the "Rivals of Sherlock Holmes" TV series from the early 70's. The old man does not appear, and his lines are usurped by the hitherto invisible Sir Arthur Inglewood, magnificently hammed up by John Savident. Polly, then is the main character, and Judy Geeson, who plays her, is ably supported by a cast that includes Richard Beckinsale and Christopher Timothy. So for British viewers well worth a look, but not for the purist. I must say "Thank You" to Librivox for this upload. And For https://archive.org/details/ladymolly_1104_librivox which I have yet to listen to.

Download and enjoy!

(4 Sterne)

Well read by J. M. Smallheer. This story by Baroness Orczy, kept my attention in a story that I will listen to again. The Old Man in the Corner is a detective story. I was initially unsure if I would enjoy it - but I did. Those of you who share my love for detective stories go ahead and download this one and put it in your digital library - Enjoy! I am giving it 4 stars only because there are other books/stories I have listened to that I could not put down (so to speak/write).

(3 Sterne)

This was a little sad, I didn't find the mysteries very engaging, and the relationship of the "old man" and Peggy just dissolved in the unconscious cruelty of the young and beautiful vs. the old and awkward.

another great Orczy group of mysteries!

(4 Sterne)

Love all of this authors books. Thanks to reader and found the old man character very interesting. Good easy to follow mystries. Thanks to all. Enjoy