The Secret of Father Brown is the fourth collection of short stories in G. K. Chesterton’s famous detective series, and the volume reveals the truth behind the Roman Catholic priest’s ingenious crime-solving abilities.
When an American writer approaches Father Brown and asks him the secret of his excellent detective work, the modest clergyman decides it is time to reveal his methods. This collection of ten short stories is framed by the revelation of the priest’s secret, the subsequent stories that evidence this, and finally, a concluding story that revisits Father Brown’s confession.
This collection features ten short stories:
- – ‘The Secret of Father Brown’
- – ‘The Mirror of the Magistrate’
- – ‘The Man with Two Beards’
- – ‘The Song of the Flying Fish’
- – ‘The Actor and the Alibi’
- – ‘The Vanishing of Vaudrey’
- – ‘The Worst Crime in the World’
- – ‘The Red Moon of Meru’
- – ‘The Cheif Mourner of Marne’
- – ‘The Secret of Flambeau’
Featuring the charming wit and insight that characterise G. K. Chesterton’s remarkable Father Brown Series, this volume is an intricately written collection of short detective stories first published in 1927. With horrendous and complex crimes of murder, mistaken identity, and duels, these short stories are not to be missed by fans of crime fiction.