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The Dublin Mystery | [Baroness Emmuska Orczy]

The Dublin Mystery

Baroness Emmuska Orczy was a Hungarian-born British novelist, who gained fame as a writer for The Scarlet Pimpernel. 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.
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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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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.

© and (P)1981 Jimcin Recordings

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    Douglas Auburn, WA, United States 09-30-09
    Douglas Auburn, WA, United States 09-30-09 Member Since 2008

    College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.

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    I bought this based on the wonderful Percival Blackley books by Orczy. Here she takes aim at a genre mastered by Poe, Doyle and Collins, but this piece never comes to life and can not stand on its own as a single audio production.

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