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The Complete Father Brown (Complete Works of G.K. Chesterton) [ Illustrated ] [ Free Audiobooks Download ]

Father Brown is a fictional character created by English novelist G. K. Chesterton, who stars in 51 short stories (and two framing vignettes), most of which were later compiled in five books. Chesterton based the character on Father John O'Connor (1870–1952), a parish priest in Bradford who was involved in Chesterton's conversion to Catholicism in 1922. The relationship was recorded by O'Connor in his 1937 book Father Brown on Chesterton.

Compilation books

1. The Innocence of Father Brown, 1911
"The Blue Cross", The Story-Teller, September 1910; first published as "Valentin Follows a Curious Trail", The Saturday Evening Post, July 23, 1910
"The Secret Garden", The Story-Teller, October 1910.
"The Queer Feet", The Story-Teller, November 1910.
"The Flying Stars", The Saturday Evening Post, May 20, 1911.
"The Invisible Man", The Saturday Evening Post, January 28, 1911.
The Honour of Israel Gow (as "The Strange Justice", The Saturday Evening Post, March 25, 1911.
"The Wrong Shape", The Saturday Evening Post, December 10, 1910.
"The Sins of Prince Saradine", The Saturday Evening Post, April 22, 1911.
The Hammer of God (as "The Bolt from the Blue", The Saturday Evening Post, November 5, 1910.
"The Eye of Apollo", The Saturday Evening Post, February 25, 1911.
"The Sign of the Broken Sword", The Saturday Evening Post, January 7, 1911.
"The Three Tools of Death", The Saturday Evening Post, June 24, 1911.
2. The Wisdom of Father Brown (1914)
The Absence of Mr Glass.
The Paradise of Thieves.
The Duel of Dr Hirsch.
The Man in the Passage.
The Mistake of the Machine.
The Head of Caesar.
The Purple Wig.
The Perishing of the Pendragons.
The God of the Gongs.
The Salad of Colonel Cray.
The Strange Crime of John Boulnois.
The Fairy Tale of Father Brown.
3. The Incredulity of Father Brown (1926)
The Resurrection of Father Brown.
The Arrow of Heaven.
The Oracle of the Dog.
The Miracle of Moon Crescent.
The Curse of the Golden Cross.
The Dagger with Wings.
The Doom of the Darnaways.
The Ghost of Gideon Wise.
4.The Secret of Father Brown (1927)
(framing story) The Secret of Father Brown
The Mirror of the Magistrate
The Man With Two Beards
The Song of the Flying Fish
The Actor and the Alibi
The Vanishing of Vaudrey
The Worst Crime in the World
The Red Moon of Meru
The Chief Mourner of Marne
(framing story) The Secret of Flambeau
5. The Scandal of Father Brown (1935)
The Scandal of Father Brown
The Quick One
The Blast of the Book
The Green Man
The Pursuit of Mr Blue
The Crime of the Communist
The Point of a Pin
The Insoluble Problem
The Donnington Affair (1914, outside of compilations)
The Vampire of the Village (Strand Magazine, August 1936); included in later editions of "The Scandal of Father Brown"

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