The Club of Queer Trades

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Penguin Books, 1992 - Fiction - 125 pages
Contains six crime stories - where no crimes are committed. Accompanied by the gullible narrator of the tales and an excitable private detective, Basil Grant deals with a lethal message written in pansies, a professor's insanity, a country vicar's predicament and other puzzling situations.

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User Review  - igorversteeg - LibraryThing

A fun & relaxing read. The writing is well done, and the ideas funny and original. The best idea of all in this book, to me, is the idea of the club of queer trades itself. I'm sure this book could be ... Read full review

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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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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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