Thursday, May 29, 2008

GK Chesterton on Detective Stories

G.K. Chesterton has written some of the finest detective stories in English. His Father Brown stories has a gawky Catholic priest whose secret to crime solving lies in his astute empathy and psychological insight. Personally I esteem him above Arthur Conan Doyle - because Chesterton is obviously a more gifted writer. Not just of fiction - Chesterton is also a poet (an okay one) and a great essayist.

I found a link to some Chesterton essays on the detective stories today. Rereading them was a pleasure and the highlight of my day, so I'm passing them on:

Hopefully you will enjoy Chesterton as much as I do.

2 comments:

Nymeth said...

Thank you for sharing :)

Dark Orpheus said...

Nymeth - You're welcome. Hope you like them.