Last year, I read and very much enjoyed the first book in this series: The Old Man In The Corner. I was so glad to see there was another book in the same format. Baroness Orczy is the author of much loved classic, Scarlet Pimpernel. This book is a collection of twelve short mysteries, which is sort of a sequel to The Old Man in the Corner. We have the same man in the corner of the ABC shop with his newspaper, reading about the crimes going on in the news and resolving them bringing the clues together.
This book literally feels like a puzzle in a book format, which I adored. For each story we learn the facts and slowly see how the old man reaches to the conclusion. The fun factor is to try to resolve it with him, and I enjoyed it so much.
Last time I described it as bedtime mystery stories for adults, and it definitely has a very cozy feeling that’s perfect for cold winter days. I just wanted to snuggle up in a blanket and read these mysteries trying to guess the end 🙂
They are the perfect length of you come from work with a heavy mind and just want to relax with a bit of reading. The writing is brilliant, very charming. There’s no gore or anything heavy, which very much suits to a sensitive reader like me 🙂
Apparently these stories were published long time ago in a magazine as a series, and now it’s being published in book formats by Pushkin Vertigo. They are both gems, and I can’t recommend them enough.
If you like cozy detective stories, British Crime editions, Sherlock Holmes, then this book is for you. Now, both of them are available to buy.
Thanks so much for stopping by and happy reading! As usual I love to chat in comments and see what you think 🙂