G.K. Chesterton's 1908 masterpiece, The Man Who Was
Thursday, is a metaphysical thriller, and a detective story
filled with poetry and politics.
G.K. Chesterton wrote a great variety of books from biographies on Shaw and Dickens to literary criticism. He also produced poetry and many volumes of political, social and religious essays. His style is marked by vigour, puns, paradoxes and a great intelligence and personal modesty. Chesterton is perhaps best known for his Father Brown stories. Father Brown is a modest Catholic priest who uses careful psychology to put himself in the place of the criminal in order to solve the crime.