A "very short Catholic priest" who does "...not seem to know which was the right end of his return ticket," Father Brown is the embodiment of the phrase 'looks can be deceiving.' Arguably the second best-known crime-solver in English literature, this unassuming man of the cloth solves case after case with ease. Collected here are some of his best, including: "The Blue Cross," "The Secret Garden," "The Queer Fleet," "The Flying Stars," "The Invisible Man," "The Honor 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," and "The Three Tools of Death."
Unlike deductive Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown uses intuition to get to the bottom of a crime. He is a Catholic priest after all and in these unusual detective stories, God ensures that good triumphs over evil. Listening to John Horton's bass-baritone voice, complete with British accent, is an absolute pleasure. He gives life to a wide array of character, some quiet and reverential, others hard and gruff. Horton's performance adds new depth to these faith-based detective tales.
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Unabtrusive Edwardian counterpoint to Sherlock H.
- Darwin8u "I write for myself, for my own pleasure. And I want to be left alone to do it. - Salinger ^(;,;)^"
Intriguing mysteries, excellent readings