The Man Who Was Thursday is a gripping adventure story of murderous criminals and brilliant policemen. It is to be expected that the author of the Father Brown stories should tell a detective story like one else. On this level, The Man Who Was Thursday succeeds superbly. If thing else, it is a magnificent tour-de-force of suspense writing. Carried along on the boisterous rush of the narrative by Chesterton's wonderful high-spirited style, readers will soon see themselves being carried into much deeper waters.