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The complete Father Brown stories
Shabby and lumbering, with a face like a Norfolk dumpling, Father Brown makes for an improbable super-sleuth. But his innocence is the secret of his success: refusing the scientific method of detection, he adopts instead an approach of simple sympathy, interpreting each crime as a work of art, and each criminal as a man no worse than himself. This complete edition brings together all of the Father Brown stories, including two not previously available in Penguin: 'The Donnington Affair', in which Chesterton rises to the challenge of solving a murder-mystery half written by someone else (Max Pemberton), and 'The Mask of Midas', which was found in Chesterton's papers after his death. It also includes an introduction and notes by Michael D. Hurley.
The innocence of Father Brown The blue cross ; The secret garden ; The queer feet ; The flying stars ; The invisible man ; The honour of Israel Gow ; The wrong shape ; The sins of Prince Saradine ; The hammer of God ; The eye of Apollo ; The sign of the broken sword ; The three tools of death -- The wisdom of Father Brown The absence of Mr Glass ; The paradise of thieves ; The duel of Dr Hirsch ; The man in the passage ; The mistake of the machine ; The head of the Caesar ; The purple wig ; The perishing of the Pendragons ; The God of the Gongs ; The salad of Colonel Cray ; The strange crime of John Boulnois ; The fairy tale of Father Brown -- The Donnington affair The incredulity of Father Brown The resurrection of Father Brown ; The arrow of heaven ; The oracle of the dog ; The miracle of Moon Crescent.

The curse of the golden cross ; The dagger with wings ; The doom of the Darnaways ; The ghost of Gideon Wise -- The secret of Father Brown 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 chief mourner of Marne ; The secret of Flambeau -- The scandal of Father Brown The scandal of Father Brown ; The quick one ; The blast of the book ; The green man ; The pursuit of Mr Blue ; The crime of the communist ; The point of a pin ; The insoluble problem -- The vampire of the village The mask of Midas
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xxxiv, 827 pages ; 20 cm.
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London, England ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2012.
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