The Complete Father Brown Stories

The Complete Father Brown Stories

Book - 2012
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Father Brown is an eccentric priest with his own particular way of dealing with crime.
Publisher: London, England ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2012
ISBN: 9780141193854
0141193859
Branch Call Number: CHESTERT G
Characteristics: xxxiv, 827 pages ; 20 cm

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"The vessel was just comfortable for two people; there was only room in it for necessities, and Flambeau had stocked it with such things as his special philosophy considered necessary. They reduced themselves, evidently, to four essentials: tins of salmon, if he should want to eat; loaded revolvers, if he should want to fight; a bottle of brandy, presumably in case he should faint; and a priest, presumably in case he should die."

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Tabaqui
Jun 11, 2017

"Has it never struck you that a man who does next to nothing but hear men's real sins is not likely to be wholly unaware of human evil?" - Father Brown

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Jun 11, 2017

"You see, I had murdered them all myself . . . I had planned out each of the crimes very carefully. I had thought out exactly how a thing like that could be done, and in what style or state of mind a man could really do it. And when I was quite sure that I felt exactly like the murderer myself, of course I knew who he was." - Father Brown

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Jun 11, 2017

If you're looking for well written mysteries with a glimpse into human nature and a detective who isn't annoying, you've come to the right book. Father Brown is the most unlikely person to solve where he left his umbrella, let alone who murdered the victim. However, this little priest has much more to him than you'd guess. Later on in the compilation, you'll come across a discussion of his method. It is fully unique from any other! I quite enjoyed this collection, but I wouldn't recommend reading the whole thing in one sitting. Besides the length, there's just something depressing about reading a lot of murder mysteries in a row.

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