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The Scandal of Father Brown (1935)

by G. K. Chesterton

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Low-key but absorbing collection of tales involving the meek priest with the talent for crime solving. Some of the solutions are a bit fantastic, but you don't mind it, because of the pleasure in reading the presentation. ( )
  EricCostello | Sep 20, 2017 |
A very wide variety of setting, from Latin America in the Scandal itself --in which Father Brown is supposed to be helping a poet elope with a businessman's wife, when he is in fact helping the businessman reclaim her from the poet --the portrait of "romantic" poet as a fussy old man fixed my image of poets for may years -- to the near-cosy British university atmosphere of The Crime of the Communist and the interwar labor troubles of The Point of the Pin. GKC was a great prose stylist, Brown solves mysteries by plain common sense and rational deduction,not as some claim, by mystical intuition. The real Brown is infinitely superior to the recent BBC TV version, which was, among other things, flagrantly anti-Catholic. ( )
  antiquary | Sep 30, 2014 |
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In these nine mysteries the criminal backdrops vary, but each requires the touch of Simon Templar, The Saint. Templar's reputation tends to precede him. A double-cross episode triggers his latest round of specialist crime-prevention, and in the ensuing tour of Americas' iniquity, he encounters racketeering, roulette and banditry.

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CRIME & MYSTERY. '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.… (more)

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