One of the most idiosyncratic detectives in English fiction, Father Brown is the 'stumpy little cure of Essex' with an intuitive gift for solving even the most puzzling and paradoxical crimes. A small, disorganised, ordinary priest, Father Brown is an unlikely genius when it comes to piecing together strange and mysterious clues. yet his ingenuity and intuition are unsurpassed, and his gift for deduction raises him to the top rank of investigators. The stories in this volume are brimming with original and witty ideas, some of which turn the classic mystery story on its head. Father Brown himself, inept, unwordly but extremely astute, also breaks with tradition in becoming one of the great men of detective fiction.
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Immortalized in these famous stories, G. K. Chesterton's endearing amateur sleuth has entertained countless generations of readers. For, as his admirers know, Father Brown's cherubic face and unworldly simplicity, his glasses and his huge umbrella, disguise a quite uncanny understanding of the criminal mind at work. This edition includes seven tales from a number of G. K. Chesterton's 'Father Brown' books.About the Author:
G. K. Chesterton was born in 1874 and educated at St Paul's School, where, despite his efforts to achieve honourable oblivion at the bottom of his class, he was singled out as boy with distinct literary promise. Probably his most famous stories arethose of 'Father Brown', but he wrote about every conceivable subject under the sun. He died in 1936.
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