Man Who Knew Too Much, The Fiction Works Chesterton, G. K.

G. K. Chesterton's book The Man Who Knew Too Much was published in 1922, later in the same year that he became a Catholic. These eight dark stories, featuring disillusioned government aide Horne Fisher and crusading journalist Harold March, besides being a collection of mysteries, are also meditations on justice and moral ambiguity in the British Empire on the eve of World War I. "The Hole in the Wall" is a particularly fine murder mystery which comments on the romanticizing of history by prosaic moderns--and which parts of history are not bathed in golden light.Chesterton's book has nothing to do with Alfred Hitchcock's two films of the same name.

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