From the creator of the Father Brown mysteries come
eight short stories that trace the activities of Horne
Fisher, "the man who knew too much," and his trusted
friend, political journalist Harold March. Horne is a
socialite who uses his keen mind and powerful gifts
of deduction to investigate crimes committed on the
sprawling country estates of the aristocracy. Much loved
for their wit and sense of wonder, these stories offer a
fascinating portrait of upper-crust society in pre-World
War I England.
Highly regarded as a biting social commentator,
Chesterton fully displays his humorous and insightful
comparisons through his colorful and poetic prose.