The Wisdom of Father Brown

The Wisdom of Father Brown

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From London to Cornwall, then to Italy and France, a short, shabby priest runs to earth bandits, traitors, 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 twelve stories in this book get Father Brown involved with bandits, treason, murder, curses, and an American crime-detection machine. And every problem he comes up against he solves with a simplicity of argument that leaves the other characters wondering, "Why didn't I think of that?" Stories include: "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," and "The Fairy Tale of Father Brown."
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Edition: EBOOK AUDIO
ISBN: 9781455124268
Branch Call Number: EBOOK AUDIO
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swyckl
May 13, 2018

I like this DVD series. Father Brown is a crime solving Roman Catholic priest in rural England. This is a series of short stories. None are overly violent or sexual. It is completely different than the DVD series.

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swyckl
Apr 30, 2018

I like this series. Father Brown (FB) is a crime solving Roman Catholic priest in rural England. The crime solving part being much to the chagrin of the local detective inspector. FB has a soft subtle supportive approach which breaks down barriers the police would have. FB is the personification of living life with good morals. The sex is very subtle. It is not overly violent. It is okay for all ages. Often, the person murdered is a nasty person with many people who dislike them for a valid reason. Sleuthing FB must get past all these obstacles to find out who committed the murder. FB is perspicacious. The detective is hapless. The original script was based on the Victorian Age around 1912. They decided to produce this series based on the 1950's. I don't mind. 1912 would be harder to replicate. Definitions: hapless (unfortunate, unlucky, luckless); personification (embodiment, incarnation, epitome, quintessence, essence); Perspicacious (discerning, shrewd, perceptive, astute, penetrating, observant, percipient, sharp-witted, sharp)

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