Unravelled Knots: The Teahouse Detective: Volume 3 (Pushkin Vertigo #33) (Paperback)
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This is book number 33 in the Pushkin Vertigo series.
Another classic collection of mysteries from the Golden Age of British crime writing, by the author of The Scarlet Pimpernel
It has been twenty years since Polly Burton last saw the Teahouse Detective, but one foggy afternoon she stumbles into a Fleet Street café and chances upon the cantankerous sleuth again. The years have not softened his manner, nor dulled his appetite for unravelling the most tortuous of conspiracies, shedding light on mysteries that have confounded the finest minds of the police.
How did Prince Orsoff disappear from his railway carriage in-between stations? How could the Ingres masterpiece be seen in two places at once? And what is the truth behind the story of the blood-stained tunic that exonerated its owner?
From the comfort of his seat by the fire, the Teahouse Detective sets his brilliant mind to work once more.
About the Author
Baroness Orczy (1865-1947) was a Hungarian-born British author, best known for her Scarlet Pimpernel novels. Her Teahouse Detective, who features in Unravelled Knots, was one of the first fictional sleuths created in response to the Sherlock Holmes stories' huge success. Initially serialised in magazines, the stories in this collection were first published in book form in 1908 and have since been adapted for radio, television and film. Two other collections of Teahouse Detective mysteries are available from Pushkin Vertigo.
"The first and greatest armchair detective." -- Ellery Queen
"A literary tour-de-force." -- E.F. Beiler
"Simple but effective... cleverly contrived." -- Daily Mail
"One of the only rivals to Sherlock Holmes who can stand comparison... Will delight fans of cosy crime and the golden heyday of British crime writing." -- New Books Magazine
"I just wanted to snuggle up in a blanket and read these mysteries, trying to guess the end... I can't recommend them enough." -- Umut Reviews