If I need to describe this book in a few words, that’s what I’d use: Bedtime mystery stories for adults 🙂 It’s a very cozy book that has many crime mysteries inside, but also there’s an overarching mystery related to The Old Man In The Corner. I was reading one every night in bed, and having a great time 🙂
Polly Burton is a young lady who works for the Evening Observer. She goes to the ABC teashop and somehow meets The Old Man In The Corner, who has a brilliant gift. He is able to solve the hardest mysteries that police struggled with just over a cup of tea. So, she starts to drop by the teashop more and more to listen to him telling these mysteries and how he solved them. But, there’s one more mystery: Who is The Old Man In The Corner and what’s his mystery?
I really liked this book and the mysteries inside. They are the perfect length, not lingering on for more than they should. The writing is brilliant, very attractive. I loved reading how The Old Man In The Corner resolved them cleverly. It was so cozy and fun. The armchair detective was a unique character. Also, and I found the idea of a guy sitting in a corner in a teashop, resolving mysteries from what he reads, highly original.
Apparently these stories were published long time ago in a magazine as a series, and now it’s being published in a book by Pushkin Vertigo. I think it’s a gem, and I’m really glad I read these.
If you like cozy detective stories, British Crime editions, Sherlock Holmes, then this book is for you. Don’t miss it. It’s out already.
Thanks so much for stopping by and happy reading! Oh, also, don’t forget to write me your cozy mystery reads, so I put them on my list, as I love the genre 🙂