by Barry Pain
The Memoirs of Constantine Dix is a collection of Edwardian crime short stories with a unique twist–the protagonist is Constantine Dix, an English clergyman, who appears to be an upstanding citizen, but he is actually an accomplished thief with an excellent cover. This work contains twelve short stories about thievery and murder.
Author, Barry Pain (1864 – 1928) was an English writer of many forms, including journalism, novels and poetry. Pain wrote for numerous English magazines and journals, such as Punch, The Speaker, the Daily Chronicle and Black and White. He authored dozens of books including Playthings and Parodies (1892); The Diary of a Baby (1907); Nothing Serious (1901); The New Gulliver (1913) and This Charming Green Hat Fair (1925).