Baroness Emmuska Orczy was a Hungarian-born British novelist, who gained fame as a writer for The Scarlet Pimpernel, which was extremely successful then and remains so today. She also created an archetype of popular mystery fiction: the armchair detective, as exemplified by "The Old Man in the Corner", a sleuth who is never mentioned by name and but who solves cases simply by "thinking them through", while leaving the gathering of evidence to others. "The Dublin Mystery" is one of the best of these stories.More
Baroness Emmuska Orczy, whose best-known work was The Scarlet Pimpernel, became famous for her "armchair detective" stories, in which crimes are solved through deduction.
The Dublin Mystery concerns a murdered lawyer who, not coincidentally, presided over the will of a wealthy and recently deceased Irish businessman. The businessman’s will appears to have been forged, casting suspicions on his free-spending son.
Walter Covell adopts a gruff British-accented voice in his portrayal of the unnamed armchair detective in his performance of this delightfully unpredictable murder mystery.
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