Blog Tour: The Teahouse Detective: The Old Man In The Corner

Monday, December 10, 2018
Today's post is a new blog tour review which is being hosted by the lovely and generous people over at Pushkin Press who I've been lucky enough to work with previously. I was very kindly sent a paperback copy of The Teahouse detective: The Old Man In The Corner by Baroness Orczy from Pushkin Press and scroll to the end of the post where you can enter to win a copy yourself!

*The Teahouse Detective: The Old Man In The Corner by Baroness Orczy (288 pages) ★★★ (3.5)

One of my favourite book genres includes mysteries and this one is classic mystery collection which was originally published in early 20th century but it's been complied by Pushkin Press into a beautifully designed collection. The Teahouse Detective is a contemporary of Sherlock Holmes and you can see where the comparisons and similarities arise as they both have an intelligent manner that definitely leans towards arrogance, in my opinion.

This is my first book from Baroness Orczy although The Scarlett Pimpernel has been on my Amazon 'saved' list for at least a year; however I haven't got round to buying it yet! The writing within this collection, despite its age, is very quick and easy to follow so don't be afraid if you haven't read any classic mysteries as the language is easy to understand. Although there are some instances of terms that we don't use now which shows the time in which it was written.

The book is quite formulaic in it's style and set up which has it's advantages and disadvantages, for example, the repetative style makes it a very speedy read; although on the other hand, it makes it a little too repetitive. However, I did throughly enjoy the numerous mysteries through the book which definitely had a classic, Sherlock Holmes feel to them! If you like classic mysteries then definitely check out The Teahouse Detective: The Old Man In The Corner by Baroness Orczy and enter my giveaway below!

This giveaway is UK only, it ends on the 17th December so hopefully it might arrive before christmas (but maybe not because everything is a little busy right now). Pushkin Press will be sending out the prize and all personal data collected (names/emails etc) will be deleted by myself and Pushkin Press when the competition ends. To enter all you have to do is fill out the form below (the more options you fill out, the more chances you have of winning a copy):


  1. Oooh this sounds like such a good book! Gonna enter the giveaway now!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  2. Awesome giveaway! Good luck to all!

  3. This sounds like a really interesting book

  4. Great review, interesting sounding book although I'm not sure it's something I'd reach for in a book shop!


  5. Sounds like a great book, good luck to everyone who enters! 💜✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x |

  6. Sounds like a thoughtful read and a lovely comp x

  7. I wouldn't reach for this straight away but I do ;ike Sherlock Holmes so I would give it a try sometime.

  8. I think my sister in law would love this, it sounds right up her street with books x

  9. Great review. It sounds good although I'm not sure if it's something I'd reach for x


  10. Sounds like a interesting read. I'm really busy at the moment so a nice quick read would be perfect.

  11. I do love a good mystery novel! I've recently just got into them xo

    Char |


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