Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Opening Sentence of the Day: The Man Who Knew Too Much



Harold March, the rising reviewer and social critic, was walking vigorously across a great tableland of moors and commons, the horizon of which was fringed with the far-off woods of the famous estate of Torwood Park.

-- The Man Who Knew Too Much by G.K. Chesterton.

I downloaded this to the kindle app on my iPhone as my "emergency" book, so that I would never be without something to read in a pinch.  It is free on amazon.

This is a collection of eight related short stories, all mysteries featuring an amateur sleuth named Horne Fisher. I read the first one today and, although I thought the plot was rushed, it was still entertaining.  Chesterton is better known for his Father Brown series, which I haven't read, but think I would enjoy.

I'm on a vintage mystery jag.


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