"The Wisdom of Father Brown" (1914) is a collection of twelve stories by G.K. Chesterton, featuring his empathetic detective Father Brown. Sherlock Holmes might be sexier, but GK Chesterton's atmospheric Father Brown stories are the best the genre has ever seen.
The 12 stories in this collection are:
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
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 – 1936) better known as G. K. Chesterton, was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist. Chesterton is well known for his fictional priest-detective Father Brown. 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.