Monday, February 02, 2009
New biography, Msgr. Ronald Knox.
Msgr. Ronald Knox (1888-1957)—author of the famous ten commandments of detective fiction ("5. No Chinaman must figure in the story"), member of the Detection Club, Catholic apologist, and uncle of the late British novelist Penelope Fitzgerald—is the subject of a new book, The Wine of Certitude: A Literary Biography of Ronald Knox, written by David M. Rooney (Hofstra University). For Fitzgerald's take on her uncle, see The Knox Brothers (1977).