The Complete Father Brown Stories
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.... show more
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.
Publish date: 2006
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Pages no: 797
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Short Stories
Series: Father Brown
As advertised, this modest kitten squisher contains all five collections of Father Brown stories, as well as both parts of The Donnington Affair. That’s nearly 800 pages of everyone’s favorite short, round priest with the funny round hat. I’ve pretty much been fibro-fogged up the wazoo for the entir...
Wow. I picked up this book because I was enjoy mysteries that are neither cozy nor thrillers, so I find that older mysteries are more to my taste. However, I didn't really enjoy these at all. While I thought some of the solutions were problematic, as in "The Invisible Man", and I was put off by the ...
Women don't quite exist for G.K. Chesterton. I'm was puzzled that so many of the villians suicided. It seemed very cruel of Chesterton to deny his villains any forgiveness at all.
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the stories in here are generally short little mysteries, but they are fun and witty. Do not expect to read an Agatha Christie-style or Sherlock Holmes-type mystery here. These are short stories, more in the style of Poe's "The Purloined Letter".Good night-table reading to settle your mind before ...