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.
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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