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The club of queer trades /
G.K. Chesterton.
imprint
London : Hesperus, 2007.
description
x, 149, [1] p.
ISBN
1843914344 (pbk.), 9781843914341 (pbk.)
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imprint
London : Hesperus, 2007.
isbn
1843914344 (pbk.)
9781843914341 (pbk.)
general note
"Foreword by Gilbert Adair." - Front cover.
catalogue key
6219922
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School Library Journal, March 2008
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Set in Victorian London, this novel introduces us to would-be private detective Rupert Grant and his brother, the outlandish and seemingly insane retired judge, Basil, who is in fact the more astute of the two. They undertake a series of bizarre and improbable cases that see them dealing with various eccentric characters.
Long Description
Published here with his essay "A Defence of Detective Stories," this witty and hugely enjoyable work was Chesterton's first foray into detective fiction. Set in late Victorian London, "The Club of Queer Trades" introduces us to would-be private detective Rupert Grant and his brother, the outlandish and seemingly insane retired judge, Basil, who is in fact by far the more astute of the two. They undertake a series of bizarre and improbable cases that see them dealing with various eccentric characters, including a Major receiving a very odd death threat and a trapped woman who refuses to be rescued. As their cases mount up, it becomes clear that all the investigations are linked to the enigmatic Club of Queer Trades.
Main Description
Published here with his essay "A Defence of Detective Stories," this witty and hugely enjoyable work was Chesterton's first foray into detective fiction. Set in late Victorian London, The Club of Queer Trades introduces us to would-be private detective Rupert Grant and his brother, the outlandish and seemingly insane retired judge, Basil, who is in fact by far the more astute of the two. They undertake a series of bizarre and improbable cases that see them dealing with various eccentric characters, including a Major receiving a very odd death threat and a trapped woman who refuses to be rescued. As their cases mount up, it becomes clear that all the investigations are linked to the enigmatic Club of Queer Trades.

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