The Complete Father Brown Stories

May 16, 2016 - Comment

Father Brown, one of the most quirkily genial and lovable characters to emerge from English detective fiction, first made his appearance in The Innocence of Father Brown in 1911. That first collection of stories established G.K. Chesterton’s kindly cleric in the front rank of eccentric sleuths. This complete collection contains all the favourite Father Brown

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Father Brown, one of the most quirkily genial and lovable characters to emerge from English detective fiction, first made his appearance in The Innocence of Father Brown in 1911. That first collection of stories established G.K. Chesterton’s kindly cleric in the front rank of eccentric sleuths. This complete collection contains all the favourite Father Brown stories, showing a quiet wit and compassion that has endeared him to many, whilst solving his mysteries by a mixture of imagination and a sympathetic worldliness in a totally believable manner.

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Godly Gadfly says:

The theological equal of Sherlock Holmes. In the genre of the finely crafted English detective story, Chesterton’s “Father Brown” stories are wholesome and stimulating detective tales surpassed by few others, except perhaps Doyle’s legendary Sherlock Holmes. In contrast to the arrogant Holmes, however, Chesterton’s protagonist is rather quiet, unassuming and modest, and makes an unlikely hero – a catholic priest. Father Brown’s simple manner makes you quick to underestimate him, but the startling flashes of brilliance that spill from…

lental says:

Lots of great short mysteries I have been reading Agatha Christie mysteries for years and noted in one of the biogrqphical sketches about her that she and Chesterton were contemporaries and collaborators. So when I finished a “Complete Collection” of Christie works which wss nowhere near complete, I decided to give Father Brown a try. 

Mystery Girl says:

Incomplete! Amazon has somehow confused two similar but separate books in the same listing. I was very disappointed to find that one of these “Complete” collections, the one with the color cover, leaves out at least three important Father Brown stories, including “The Donnington Affair” and “Mask of Midas.” Without these it’s really nothing you couldn’t pick up for free at Gutenberg or other online book sites. For a more complete version I chose

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