The Old Man in the Corner is an unnamed armchair detective who is seen in a series of short stories written by Baroness Orczy. He examines and solves crimes while sitting in the corner of a genteel London tea-room in conversation with a female journalist. He was one of the first of this character-type created in the wake of the huge popularity of the Sherlock Holmes stories. The character's moniker is used as the title of the collection of the earliest stories featuring the character. These stories are featured in this collection.
This book has been formatted for your reader, with an active table of contents. It has also been annotated, with extensive additional information about the work and its author, including an overview, publishing history, scenario, stories, adaptations, biographical and bibliographical information.
Mark and Hugh are school friends. Mark has visited Hugh’s house, whose father is an archaeologist and Egyptologist and where there is an odd museum, complete with mummies. One day, Mark receives word from his friend to 'Come at once if you can'. He finds Hugh has taken over his father’s work and is in possession of a secret encoded papyrus that is…
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