The Innocence of Father Brown
The Innocence of Father Brown (1911) is the first of five collections of mystery stories by G. K. Chesterton starring an unimposing but surprisingly capable Roman Catholic priest. Father Brown’s ability to uncover the truth behind the mystery continually surpasses that of the “experts” around him, who are fooled into underestimation by the priest’s unimpressive outward appearance and, often, by their own prejudices about Christianity. Combining captivating stories and insightful commentary, The Innocence of Father Brown is a delightful read.
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April 24, 2013
Short detective stories that are both ingeniously written and revealing about human nature--Interfaces at times with themes from his book Orthodoxy, but from a fictional standpoint. The character of Father Brown is simultaneously interesting, endearing, and inspirational. For sensitive readers, a few of the murders are a little bloody, but the plot lines are intricate and engaging.
August 15, 2012
I love the Father Brown stories. This one was well read and worth a listen.