The Club of Queer Trades

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Standard Publications, Incorporated, 2007 - Fiction - 124 pages
Chesterton has been called the Prince of Paradox. His works include journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, fantasy and detective stories. Chesterton has great fun satirizing the Victorian sleuths such as Sherlock Holmes in this novel. We are introduced to the detective Rupert Grant. Rupert and his brother attempt to solve a series of bizarre cases linked to the Club of Queer Trades much to the delight of the reader.

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User Review  - raizel - LibraryThing

There are a few good quotes in this collection of short stories with a common theme and main characters. If you guess the mystery in the story, however, there is not enough left---say, character ... Read full review

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User Review  - MrsLee - LibraryThing

A delightful collection of six short stories, this is one of my favorite Chesterton books yet. It is about a club whose members must have an original occupation to join and who must actually make a ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England, in 1874. He began his education at St Paul's School, and later went on to study art at the Slade School, and literature at University College in London. Chesterton wrote a great deal of poetry, as well as works of social and literary criticism. Among his most notable books are The Man Who Was Thursday, a metaphysical thriller, and The Everlasting Man, a history of humankind's spiritual progress. After Chesterton converted to Catholicism in 1922, he wrote mainly on religious topics. Chesterton is most known for creating the famous priest-detective character Father Brown, who first appeared in "The Innocence of Father Brown." Chesterton died in 1936 at the age of 62.

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