The Club of Queer Trades

The Club of Queer Trades

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"G. K. Chesterton's masterful mystery features men who earn their livings in the most peculiar ways The Club of Queer Trades is an incredibly exclusive society that comes with a specific conceit for entry: Its members must have a talent that is extremely unusual and use that skill to earn a living. For judge Basil Grant, the club is also a mystery that he must solve. Basil first learns of the group when his brother tells him about an army major who believes that this strange band of men is plotting to kill him. To get to the bottom of the threats against the major, Basil must track down each member of the organization one enigma at a time. Along the way, he crosses paths with a real estate agent who specializes in tree houses, a business that creates great adventures for its clients, and many other strange entities. In The Club of Queer Trades, Chesterton has created a loving parody that is sure to delight any fan of Victorian mysteries. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices. ".
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : MysteriousPress.com/Open Road, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781504017244
Branch Call Number: FICTION Che
Description: 1 online resource (102 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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hania4987 Feb 21, 2014

These are 6 short stories with puzzles and quirky characters and curious events. Chesterton's dry humor is on display.

theorbys Jun 28, 2013

While the English did not produce great intellectual artistic movements like Dada and Surrealism, there is a strong, unique tradition of eccentric, often visionary, and fantastic literature by writers like Dickens, Carroll, Stapledon, Tolkien, Machen, and many more which Chesterton is quite at home in. His writing is particularly witty and offbeat. He, and many of these writers, were favorites of J L Borges who read them in preference to the more illustrious Continental writers, and I think with good reason. Give this small book of short tales a try.

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