The Club of Queer Trades is a collection of stories by G.K. Chesterton first published in 1905. Each story in the collection is centered on a person who is making his living by some novel and extraordinary means (a "queer trade").
The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown
The Painful Fall of a Great Reputation
The Awful Reason of the Vicar's Visit
The Singular Speculation of the House-agent
The Noticeable Conduct of Professor Chadd
The Eccentric Seclusion of the Old Lad