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Father Brown Detective Stories series

’If there is one character in detective fiction who possesses the innocence and wisdom to sit beside the immortal Holmes, it is that apotheosis of incredulity, Father Brown.’ (Barnaby Ross)

You will find in these stories all the wondrous qualities of Chesterton’s genius: his extraordinary cleverness of plot, his unique style, and the brilliant use of paradox both in language and in the counterplay of the supernatural and the natural.

Fifty stories were collected in five volumes with three uncollected stories which are included in some omnibus collections.


Books in the Father Brown Detective Stories series:

The Complete Father Brown Stories (2012)

This omnibus collection of detective stories about a Catholic priest considered one of the high spots of detective fiction includes the three uncollected stories as well as the contents of all five of the original books.

Author: G. K. Chesterton
Illustrator: Unknown

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The Incredulity of Father Brown (1926)

The third collection of detective stories about a Catholic priest who is considered one of the high spots of detective fiction.

Author: G. K. Chesterton
Illustrator: Unknown

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The Innocence of Father Brown (1911)

A collection of detective stories about a Catholic priest who is considered one of the high spots of detective fiction.

Author: G. K. Chesterton
Illustrator: Sydney Seymour Lucas

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The Scandal of Father Brown (1935)

The fifth collection of detective stories about a Catholic priest who is considered one of the high spots of detective fiction. Later editions of this volume contain a ninth story: ‘The Vampire of the Village.’

Author: G. K. Chesterton
Illustrator: Unknown

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The Secret of Father Brown (1927)

The fourth collection of detective stories about a Catholic priest who is considered one of the high spots of detective fiction.

Author: G. K. Chesterton
Illustrator: Unknown

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The Wisdom of Father Brown (1914)

The second collection of detective stories about a Catholic priest who is considered one of the high spots of detective fiction.

Author: G. K. Chesterton
Illustrator: Sydney Seymour Lucas

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