Yes, Alfred Hitchcock got the name of his movie(s) from this book, and no, the book has nothing to do with the movie(s). But if you like provocative detective fiction, then follow the adventures of Horne Fisher, the man who knows “too much” about the crimes he solves and the criminals who commit them. The eight adventures in this classic British mystery trace the activities of Horne Fisher, the man who knew too much, and his trusted friend Harold March. Although Horne’s keen mind and powerful deductive gifts make him a natural sleuth, his inquiries have a way of developing moral complications. Notable for their wit and sense of wonder, these tales offer an evocative portrait of upper-crust society in pre–World War I England.