In the Library: The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond

Old-school detective stories written by one of masters of the genre, not to mention one of the greatest minds of the 20th Century.  Chesterton’s protagonist Mr. Pond is a civil servant with a penchant for making seemingly contradictory statements and solving mysteries, such as that of the pencil that made black marks because it was red. Pond solved the paradox — and saved the British government — but not before being shot at five times in a railway station.

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