The Father Brown Reader

Stories from Chesterton

Author: Nancy Carpentier Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780976638674

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 148

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Young readers can now delight in Chesterton's wit and storytelling in these adaptations of 4 popular Father Brown stories: "The Blue Cross," "The Strange Feet," "The Flying Stars," and "The Absence of Mr. Glass." In each story Chesterton includes a delightful twist and the clever sleuthing of Father Brown.

The Return of Father Brown

44 New Mystery Stories Featuring G.K. Chesterton's Incomparable Priest-Detective

Author: John Peterson

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 1505104742

Category: Fiction

Page: 179

View: 8545


In spite of the quiet setting, Bardo County in the American Midwest enjoys a lot of murders, and there is only person who is able to solve them: an old priest in his 90’s, serving as the Assistant Pastor as St. Dominic’s parish. His name is Father Brown. John Peterson has taken his expertise on the famous priest-sleuth and spun it into 44 irresistible short stories that will baffle you till each startling solution. It’s great to see Father Brown still in action. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ “A jewel, a treasure, a thing to be enjoyed again and again.” —G.J. MEYER, award-winning author of "A World Undone: The Story of the Great War" “Father Brown made his fame by being quite ordinary; he is as plain as a Norfolk dumpling. In these new stories, despite his age and his need for a cane, his mind continues to be as sharp as a tack, his powers of reasoning clear, his moral fiber, well, fibrous.” —NANCY CARPENTIER-BROWN, author of "The Father Brown Reader" and other books about Chesterton’s famous detective-priest. “Criminals from the merely inept to the fiendishly clever, beware: Father Brown is very much alive and on your tail in Bardo County.” —THERESE WARMUS, Literary Editor, Gilbert Magazine From “THE EXACT TIME”: "Father Brown did not own a watch and he never used an alarm clock. He simply woke up about five in the morning each day as a matter of long habit. The day of the murder was no exception. After dressing, he climbed down the stairs of the rectory and, leaning a bit on his knobby cane, trudged the few steps to the church. After taking out a key to unlock the front door of the church, the old priest heard something that gave him pause. "Father Brown was getting a bit deaf, but he was quite sure he had just heard a gunshot. He turned around, but he could not see much in the darkness. The lighted clock-face in the tower of the First National Bank building stood out starkly in the gloom, and he saw that it was exactly twenty-five minutes after five. Father Brown entered the church."

Father Brown Stories

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141963263

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Immortalized in these famous stories, G. K. Chesterton's endearing amateur sleuth has entertained countless generations of readers. For, as his admirers know, Father Brown's cherubic face and unworldly simplicity, his glasses and his huge umbrella, disguise a quite uncanny understanding of the criminal mind at work. This edition includes seven tales from a number of G. K. Chesterton's 'Father Brown' books.

The Scandal of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141393351

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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'It would not be fair to record the adventures of Father Brown, without admitting that he was once involved in a grave scandal...It happened in a picturesque Mexican road-house of rather loose repute...' After many years in the priesthood, Father Brown knows human nature and is not afraid of its dark side. In this fifth and final series of mysteries, the clerical mastermind confronts slander, passion, radical politics, superstition, high crimes and misdemeanours, outwitting some quite extraordinary and villainous adversaries on the way. G. K. Chesterton was born in 1874. He attended the Slade School of Art, where he appears to have suffered a nervous breakdown, before turning his hand to journalism. A prolific writer throughout his life, his best- known books include The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1922), The Man Who Was Thursday (1908) and the Father Brown stories. Chesterton converted to Roman Catholicism in 1922 and died in 1938. 'Chesterton knew how to make the most of a detective story' Jorge Luis Borges

Favorite Father Brown Stories

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486115224

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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Beloved clerical sleuth in roster of remarkable cases: "The Blue Cross," "The Sins of Prince Saradine," "The Sign of the Broken Sword," "The Man in the Passage," "The Perishing of the Pendragons," more.

The Father Brown Stories

Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Brown, Father (Fictitious character)

Page: 718

View: 9319


Father Brown is among the best-loved of the immortals of English literature. In this book can be found the complete Father Brown stories published by G. K. Chesterton, of the priest-detective.

The James Brown Reader

Fifty Years of Writing About the Godfather of Soul

Author: Nelson George,Alan Leeds

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440637342

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 3706


Nelson George and Alan Leeds have assembled the first comprehensive collection of writings about the late, great Godfather of Soul, creating a fascinating mosaic of the man and the musician. Known as the hardest-working man in show business, James Brown embodied rhythm and blues, funk and soul, and sensuality. His musical innovations in such indelible grooves as “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine,” “I Got You (I Feel Good),” and “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag,” transformed American music. To appreciate Brown’s immeasurable influence, to chronicle his professional and personal triumphs and struggles, and to capture his essence, writers from four decades weigh in on the legendary Soul Brother Number One. What emerges is a tribute to a trailblazer—one that no dedicated fan or music history buff will want to be without.

The Incredulity of Father Brown

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 1842329901

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 8936


A further collection of fascinating mysteries for Father Brown to solve – including his own murder! G K Chesterton’s famous amateur detective uses his familiar blend of na‹ve wisdom and keen intuition to get to the bottom of the eight cases in this third book in the Father Brown series.