Father Brown Mysteries

10 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 100 ratings

The Innocence of Father Brown Summary

Detective fans of all races and creeds, of all tastes and fancies will delight in the exploits of this wise and whimsical padre. Father Brown’s powers of detection allow him to sit beside the immortal Holmes, but he is also "in all senses a most pleasantly fascinating human being", according to American crime novelist Rufus King. You will be enchanted by the scandalously innocent man of the cloth, with his handy umbrella, who exhibits such uncanny insight into ingeniously tricky human problems.

This collection of 12 mysteries solved by Father Brown includes: "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", and "The Three Tools of Death".

©1933 G. K. Chesterton (P)1992 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Innocence of Father Brown

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Detective fans of all races and creeds, of all tastes and fancies will delight in the exploits of this wise and whimsical padre. You will be enchanted by the scandalously innocent man of the cloth, with his handy umbrella, who exhibits such uncanny insight into ingeniously tricky human problems. This collection includes 12 mysteries solved by Father Brown.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing

    • By Stephen on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £16.39

    • The Innocence of Father Brown

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The gentle, unassuming cleric ferrets out the guilty in such mysteries as "The Blue Cross", "The Honour of Israel Gow", "The Hammer of God", "The Queer Feet", "The Flying Stars", "The Secret Garden", "The Eye of Apollo", "The Invisible Man", "The Wrong Shape", "The Sins of Prince Saradine", "The Sign of the Broken Sword", and "The Three Tools of Death".

    Regular price: £16.49

    • The Innocence of Father Brown

    • By: G. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Bart Wolffe
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Eight Stories from “The Innocence of Father Brown” in which the affable Norfolk Priest uses his insight into human nature and eccentricity to solve the seemingly unsolveable.

    Regular price: £9.99

    • The Innocence of Father Brown

    • By: G. K. Chesteron
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    First published in 1911, The Innocence of Father Brown contains stories involving one of the greatest characters in the history of detective fiction: Father Brown. He is a Roman Catholic priest who has an uncanny insight into human evil. Rather than the large serial villains in, for example, Sherlock Holmes stories, the mysteries Father Brown solved were more local murders by small-town crooks, narrowing the suspect list down to those in the area of the crime.

    Regular price: £22.39

    • The Innocence of Father Brown

    • By: G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Father Brown was a character created by G.K Chesterton and draws inspiration from Arthur Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. While Sherlock Holmes' detective career relies on his logic and deduction, Father Brown relies on sympathy and intuition to solve mysteries and crime. The Innocence of Father Brown is a collection of 12 stories that have Father Brown doing what he does best; being a detective.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Abominable narration

    • By K on 03-09-17

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 2

    • The Wisdom of Father Brown

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown is perhaps the most lovable amateur detective ever created. This short, shabby priest with his cherubic, round face attracts situations that baffle everyone - except Father Brown and his rather naïve wisdom. The twelve enthralling stories in this book take Father Brown from London to Cornwall, from Italy to France, as he gets involved with bandits, treason, murder, curses, and an American crime-detection machine.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Badly chosen narrator

    • By Polly on 23-07-15

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Wisdom of Father Brown

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: John Graham
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Father Brown, G. K. Chesterton's lovable little Norfolk priest, has an uncanny knack of unraveling mysteries that leave lesser mortals floundering. His sympathetic understanding of human nature never deserts him, even when he himself is touched by a breath of scandal, thanks to the hasty conclusions of a crusading newspaperman. In this collection, Father Brown uses his distinctive style of deduction to solve the seemingly insoluble.

    Regular price: £13.49

  • Book 3

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  • Book 4

    • The Secret of Father Brown

    • By: G.K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Matthews
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Flying fish, a man with two beards and the Worst Crime in the World these are just some of the problems for Father Brown to solve. In his inimitable way, this gentle, eccentric, extraordinary cleric-cum-detective sets about unravelling the threads of a colourful skein of mysteries. In the course of his investigations Father Brown travels, in thought if not deed, all over the world and through all walks of life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully read, great short stories

    • By Polly on 16-07-15

    Regular price: £14.69

  • Book 5

    • The Scandal of Father Brown

    • By: G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated by: John Graham
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Father Brown, G. K. Chesterton's lovable little Norfolk priest, has an uncanny knack of unraveling mysteries that leave lesser mortals floundering. His sympathetic understanding of human nature never deserts him, even when he himself is touched by a breath of scandal, thanks to the hasty conclusions of a crusading newspaperman. In this collection, Father Brown uses his distinctive style of deduction to solve the seemingly insoluble.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent performance and great story

    • By Polly on 20-07-15

    Regular price: £13.49