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Club of Queer Trades

by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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The Club of Queer Trades is an elite, albeit quirky, society comprised of individuals who have each pioneered unique (and outrageous) methods of making a salary.  Each of the short stories in this Chesterton collection involves a member of this peculiar organization.  As these mysterious plots build, it is up to private detective Rupert Grant and his brother Basil to explain the strange events in which they find themselves.  The ways in which the Grant brothers solve each case are as unique and whimsical as the cases and characters themselves.  The Club of Queer Trades pokes fun at the elaborate deductive reasoning process required to solve Sherlock Holmes mysteries.  G.K. Chesterton's characters are delightfully humorous and this entertaining series of short stories will keep its readers feeling enchanted and amused.

Emmalon Davis
CCEL Staff Writer
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Source: Wikipedia
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Born: May 29, 1874, Kensington, London, England
Died: June 14, 1936, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England
Related topics: Authors, English, Biography, Brown, Father (Fictitious character), Chesterton, G. K.--1874-1936, Clergy
Basic information: Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was an English writer. He published works on philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton has been called the "prince of paradox".
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