Author(s): G. K. Chesterton
The Innocence of Father Brown is the first collection of stories starring Father Brown, a short, stumpy Catholic priest with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella, and uncanny insight into human evil. Father Brown may be a kindly cleric, but his bumbling nature disguises a sharp detective mind to rival Sherlock Holmes. He uses his experiences as a priest and confessor to put himself into the mind of the criminal to solve each mystery and catch the perpetrators.
G.K. Chesterton wrote a great variety of books from biographies on Shaw and Dickens to literary criticism. He also produced poetry and many volumes of political, social and religious essays. His style is marked by vigour, puns, paradoxes and a great intelligence and personal modesty. Chesterton is perhaps best known for his Father Brown stories. Father Brown is a modest Catholic priest who uses careful psychology to put himself in the place of the criminal in order to solve the crime.