Renowned English author G. K. Chesterton is praised for his brilliant writing, his social criticism, and his blending of philosophy and theology in his works. Not only this, but his work spans many different genres, ranging from adventurous fiction to Catholic apologetics to mystery and much more.
From the "prince of paradox," The Man Who Knew Too Much is a novel full of suspenseful whodunnit stories that are unlike other tales from this genre. Set in pre-WWI England, these eight adventures follow Horne Fisher, the alleged 'man who knew too much,' and his incredible detective skills. Each of the eight tales, with unique characters and tragic stories, are connected by some invisible string of fate and end with Chesterton's usual theme of moral questioning.
With classic murder mysteries such as "The Fad of the Fisherman" and social commentary in "The Vanishing Prince," Chesterton's The Man Who Knew Too Much combines rich storytelling with intense questioning of the universe to make this novel an essential read.
Gilbert K. Chesterton, geb. 1874, gest. 1936 ebendort, war Zigarrenraucher und Dialektiker, Vielschreiber und Gourmand. Unter seinen hundert Büchern sind die bekanntesten Der Mann, der Donnerstag war (1908) und Die Geschichten von Pater Brown (1911-35).