This abridged edition of Baroness Orczy's (author of "The Scarlet Pimpernell") "The Old Man in the Corner" is a fun read for mystery-or critical thinking-lovers! Reporter Polly Burton calls unsolved crimes "mysteries", but the Old Man in the Tea Shop claims there are no mysteries, that all you need is a quick mind and an unbiased view of the facts. The old man gives Polly a detailed account of several unsolved murder and robberies, along with his solution. But the more she listens, the more she realizes that in his past lies the most tantalizing mystery of all. 184 pages, abridged, softcover.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 192 Vendor: Journeyforth Publication Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9781591669524 Availability: In Stock Ages: 9-12
An old man gives reporter Polly Burton detailed accounts of several unsolved murders and robberies, presenting his own indisputable solution to each mystery. Fascinated by the old man's odd habits and sharp wit, Polly begins to realize that clear and logical thinking is the most powerful weapon available to a detectiveor a murderer. But as Polly spends more time with the old man, she realizes that in his past lies the most tantalizing mystery of all.