Father Brown

by G. K. Chesterton

Series Description

Father Brown is a fictional character created by English novelist G. K. Chesterton, who stars in 52 short stories, and is based on Father John O’Connor, a parish priest in Bradford, UK, who was involved in Chesterton’s conversion to Catholicism in 1922. Father Brown is a short, stumpy Catholic priest, “formerly of Cobhole in Essex, and now working in London”, with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella, and uncanny insight into human evil. Author Ralph McInerny used Father Brown as the spiritual inspiration for The Father Dowling Mysteries, a TV series that ran in the U.S. from 1987–1991.

4 ebooks from 5 titles available

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    1. The Innocence of Father Brown (1911)

    The first book of G.K. Chesterton’s ingenious, thoughtful, and lyrically written mystery stories featuring the unassuming little priest who solves crime...read more »

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    2. The Wisdom of Father Brown (1914)

    Father Brown is a fictional character created by English novelist G. K. Chesterton, who appears in 50 short stories. Father Brown’s powers of detection ...read more »

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    3. The Incredulity of Father Brown (1926)

    In The Incredulity of Father Brown, G.K. Chesterton treats us to another set of bizarre crimes that only his ‘stumpy’ Roman Catholic prelate has the wis...read more »

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    5. The Scandal of Father Brown (1935)

    Another collection of G.K. Chesterton’s ingenious, thoughtful, and lyrically written mystery stories featuring the unassuming little priest who solves c...read more »