Complete Mystery Detective Romance Thriller Anthologies of Baroness Orczy by Baroness Orczy

Complete Mystery Detective Romance Thriller Anthologies of Baroness Orczy

byBaroness Orczy, Baroness Emmuska Orczy

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A Hungarian-born British novelist, playwright and artist of noble origin. She is most known for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel.

Orczy went on to write over a dozen sequels featuring Sir Percy Blakeney, his family, and the other members of the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel, of which the first, I Will Repay (1906), was the most popular. Other popular detective stories featured The Old Man In the Corner, a sleuth who chiefly used logic to solve crimes.

Orczy's novels were racy, mannered melodramas and she favored historical fiction. Critic Mary Cadogan states "Orczy's books are highly wrought and intensely atmospheric". In The Nest of the Sparrowhawk (1909), for example, a malicious guardian in Puritan Kent tricks his beautiful, wealthy, young ward into marrying him by disguising himself as an exiled French prince. He persuades his widowed sister-in-law to abet him in this plot, in which she unwittingly disgraces one of her long lost sons and finds the other murdered by the villain. Even though this novel had no link to The Scarlet Pimpernel other than its shared authorship, the publisher advertised it as part of "The Scarlet Pimpernel Series".

Table of Contents
Beau Brocade, A Romance
Leatherface
The Tangled Skein
The Nest of the Sparrowhawk
The Heart of a Woman
The Bronze Eagle
His Majesty's Well-Beloved
The Emperor's Candlesticks
The First Sir Percy
Lady Molly of Scotland Yard
Sir Percy Leads the Band
The Man in Grey

Title:Complete Mystery Detective Romance Thriller Anthologies of Baroness OrczyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 11, 2014Publisher:AGEB PublishingLanguage:English

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