The Old Man in the Corner

Baroness ORCZY (1865 - 1947)

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)

Genre(s): Detective Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Fenchurch Street Mystery J. M. Smallheer
00:13:10
Play 02 The Millionaire in the Dock J. M. Smallheer
00:18:24
Play 03 His Deduction & The Robbery in Phillimore Terrace J. M. Smallheer
00:15:59
Play 04 A Night's Adventure & All He Knew J. M. Smallheer
00:20:31
Play 05 The York Mystery J. M. Smallheer
00:09:27
Play 06 The Capital Charge & A Broken-Hearted Woman J. M. Smallheer
00:24:47
Play 07 The Mysterious Death on the Underground Railway J. M. Smallheer
00:20:18
Play 08 Mr. Errington J. M. Smallheer
00:14:48
Play 09 The Liverpool Mystery J. M. Smallheer
00:14:54
Play 10 A Cunning Rascal J. M. Smallheer
00:10:55
Play 11 The Edinburgh Mystery J. M. Smallheer
00:07:56
Play 12 A Terrible Plight J. M. Smallheer
00:09:25
Play 13 Non Proven & Undeniable Facts J. M. Smallheer
00:14:12
Play 14 The Theft at the English Provident Bank J. M. Smallheer
00:13:10
Play 15 Conflicting Evidence & An Alibi J. M. Smallheer
00:17:22
Play 16 The Dublin Mystery & Forgery J. M. Smallheer
00:19:55
Play 17 A Memorable Day & An Unparalleled Outrage J. M. Smallheer
00:16:27
Play 18 The Prisoner J. M. Smallheer
00:17:31
Play 19 A Sensation & Two Blackguards J. M. Smallheer
00:09:57
Play 20 The Regent’s Park Murder J. M. Smallheer
00:12:34
Play 21 The Motive & Friends J. M. Smallheer
00:15:54
Play 22 The De Genneville Peerage J. M. Smallheer
00:09:23
Play 23 A High-Bred Gentleman J. M. Smallheer
00:10:30
Play 24 The Living and the Dead & The Mysterious Death in Percy Street J. M. Smallheer
00:17:55
Play 25 Suicide or Murder? & The End J. M. Smallheer
00:24:58