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Skin o' My Tooth

Twelve classic mystery tales featuring an unconventional sleuth from the author of The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Lawyer and amateur detective Patrick Mulligan is not exactly popular. His colleagues don’t care for him, and he has few friends. He does, however, have plenty of clients. Mulligan is always willing to do whatever it takes to get them off the hook and away from the gallows. If that means solving the crimes himself, so be it . . .

Originally published in 1928, this collection of twelve short mystery stories, as told by Mulligan’s confidential clerk, follows the exploits of the Irish lawyer. With his keen intellect, humor, and a bit of cynicism, Mulligan ferrets out the truth to protect the innocent and take down the guilty.

Baroness Orczy

Baroness Orczy (1865–1947) was a member of the Hungarian aristocracy, and her family settled in London when she was a teenager. At Heatherley’s School of Fine Art, she met her future husband, Montague Barstow, and in 1903 the two collaborated on The Scarlet Pimpernel, a play about an English aristocrat’s adventures during the French revolution. The play and its subsequent novelization were great successes, and Orczy went on to write more than a dozen sequels featuring the Pimpernel and many other works of romance and mystery, including The Old Man in the Corner and Lady Molly of Scotland Yard.

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