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The Club of Queer Trades

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Author: G.K. Chesterton
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,024 / 124 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.3
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 5,899
mnybks.net#: 1679
Origin: gutenberg.org
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"Who on earth are you?" he gasped, trembling violently.

"I am Major Brown," said that individual, who was always cool in the hour of action.

The old man gaped helplessly like some monstrous fish. At last he stammered wildly, "Come down--come down here!"

"At your service," said the Major, and alighted at a bound on the grass beside him, without disarranging his silk hat.

The old man turned his broad back and set off at a sort of waddling run towards the house, followed with swift steps by the Major. His guide led him through the back passages of a gloomy, but gorgeously appointed house, until they reached the door of the front room. Then the old man turned with a face of apoplectic terror dimly showing in the twilight.

"For heaven's sake," he said, "don't mention jackals."

Then he threw open the door, releasing a burst of red lamplight, and ran downstairs with a clatter.

The Major stepped into a rich, glowing room, full of red copper, and peacock

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4.3 from 4 reviews: *****
2011.07.14
bemusedfeline
***..

A set of mystery stories that involve people with very odd jobs. I thought it was very enjoyable and well worth the read. Professional detainers. An Adventure and Romance Club. Not just the usual.

2009.12.04
R Stephan
*****

GK Chesterton's answer to Sherlock Holmes is the mad judge Basil Grant, star of this mystery shorts collection.

2009.04.25
Gilmartin
****.

Fun, frivolous short-stories. Not great literature by any means, but exceptionally literate and easy to read with quirky plot-lines, good characters and threads linking the stories together. Most enjoyable and ideal for travelling with.

2009.02.03
I. E. Zawilski
*****

A great collection of quirky short stories, as good as or better than Chesterton's Father Brown ones. They don't write them like this any more.


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