G. K. Chesterton’s beloved collection proves that some
mysteries aren’t meant to be solved
Horne Fisher is a skilled detective who always finds his man, but
every solution comes with a catch: Exposing the crime will make
things worse. Fisher’s greatest strength isn’t his Holmesian
ability to deduce, but his knowledge of the dirty secrets of the
ruling class, how the rich and powerful manipulate the government
and bend the law to their wills.
In this collection, Fisher uses his special skill to get to the
bottom of mysteries as diverse as the disappearance of a valuable
coin, the framing of an Irish prince, and the death of his own
uncle from a falling statue. The Man Who Knew Too Much is a
shining example of author G. K. Chesterton’s prodigious wit and
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