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The detective story, according to G.K. Chesterton

October 29, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: fiction, journalism, writers, writing.

G.K. Chesterton, the great British author of the early 20th century, liked detective stories, read them, and wrote them. He had the formula down pat. It went like this: The bones and structure of a good detective story are so old and well known that it may seem banal to state them even in outline. • Read More »

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