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Vendor: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 1993
Critic, author, and debunker extraordinaire, G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936) delighted in probing the ambiguities of Christian theology. A number of his most successful attempts at combining first-rate fiction with acute social observation appear in this original selection from his best detective stories featuring the priest-sleuth Father Brown.
A Chestertonian version of Sherlock Holmes, this little cleric from Essex — with "a face as round and dull as a Norfolk dumpling" and "eyes as empty as the North Sea" — appears in six suspenseful, well-plotted tales: "The Blue Cross," "The Sins of Prince Saradine," "The Sign of the Broken Sword," "The Man in the Passage," "The Perishing of the Pendragons," and "The Salad of Colonel Cray."
An essential item in any mystery collection, these delightful works offer a particular treat for lovers of vintage detective stories and will engage any reader.
Elizabeth M5 Stars Out Of 5June 29, 2005Elizabeth MA true TREAURE! G.K. Chesterton is a favorite in our home school! Father Brown is a character the reader can respect and love. This author is so thoughtful in his writings and a master of telling a good mystery.
David Brewer5 Stars Out Of 5July 30, 2001David BrewerExceptional! Upon first reading, you think that Father Brown is incredibly clever and observant. Then, upon further reflection, you recognize that Chesterton is the true genius here.I'd rank these equal to or better than any Holmes mysteries. Very British, and with a large vocabulary, but riveting.