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Author Chesterton's Book
The Club of Queer Trades
Published in 1905 and now available in the Wordsworth Classics series, 'The Club of Queer Trades' is one of the least known of Chesterton stories. The ex-judge turned amateur detective Basil Grant is certainly barely known compared to Chesterton's other unconventional detective, Father Brown. This is a gentle and witty parody of the Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson stories, and the comparison with the Basil Grant and Charles Swinburne duo is clear without ...
The Man Who was Thursday
Gabriel Syme is a poet turned special detective, who must stop the Central Anarchist Council, which is composed of seven members named after the day of the week. He is unexpectedly elected Thursday and form this point onward the book is mostly action as Syme and his confederates make amazing discoveries. The unexpected denouement occurs as Syme discovers who Sunday is....
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