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Father Brown Mystery Stories

by G. K. Chesterton

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From London to Cornwall, then to Italy and France, a short, shabby priest takes on bandits, traitors and killers. Why is he so successful? The reason is that after years spent in the priesthood, Father Brown knows human nature and is not afraid of its dark side. Thus he understands criminal motivation and how to deal with it. "The Vampire of the Village" A mystery from the past has resurfaced to haunt the residents of Potter's Pond. Can even Father Brown sortthe truth from the lies? "The Blast of the Book" Professor Openshaw collects mysteries. But when he acquires a book capable of making anyone who reads it to vanish, only Father Brown dares open its pages. "The Man with Two Beards" A notorious thief has come to the town of Chisham. Everyone suspects everyone else, and once the criminal commits murder, Father Brown thinks he knows who's to blame. "The Sins of Prince Saradine" A dream holiday turns into a nightmare for Father Brown and his best friend, Flambeau. Why has the notorious Prince Saradine come to England, and who wants him dead?… (more)
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Contains 9 selected Father Brown stories:
The blue cross;
The queer feet;
The flying stars;
The invisible man;
The sins of Prince Saradine;
The absence of Mr. Glass;
The dagger with wings;
The oracle of the dog;
The insoluble problem
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From London to Cornwall, then to Italy and France, a short, shabby priest takes on bandits, traitors and killers. Why is he so successful? The reason is that after years spent in the priesthood, Father Brown knows human nature and is not afraid of its dark side. Thus he understands criminal motivation and how to deal with it. "The Vampire of the Village" A mystery from the past has resurfaced to haunt the residents of Potter's Pond. Can even Father Brown sortthe truth from the lies? "The Blast of the Book" Professor Openshaw collects mysteries. But when he acquires a book capable of making anyone who reads it to vanish, only Father Brown dares open its pages. "The Man with Two Beards" A notorious thief has come to the town of Chisham. Everyone suspects everyone else, and once the criminal commits murder, Father Brown thinks he knows who's to blame. "The Sins of Prince Saradine" A dream holiday turns into a nightmare for Father Brown and his best friend, Flambeau. Why has the notorious Prince Saradine come to England, and who wants him dead?

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Included in this volume are: The Blue Cross, The Secret Garden, The Queer Feet, The Arrow of Heaven, The Three Tools of Death, The Flying Stars, The Point of a Pin, and The Invisible Man.
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