The Club of Queer Trades

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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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display_description 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.
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subject_facet Detective and mystery stories, English, Electronic books, Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, Private investigators -- England -- London -- Fiction, Short stories, English
title_display The Club of Queer Trades
title_full The Club of Queer Trades / by G.K. Chesterton ; with all 32 original illustrations by the author ; and a new introduction by Martin Gardner, The Club of Queer Trades [electronic resource] / G.K. Chesterton, The Club of Queer Trades [electronic resource] Chesterton, G. K., The club of queer trades [electronic resource] / G.K. Chesterton, The club of queer trades [electronic resource] Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith), 1874-1936,
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