The mild, unassuming Father Brown bewilders criminals, catches thieves, and thwarts murderers, but he's not an expert in deductive reasoning like Sherlock Holmes—his conclusions come from his years as a priest, listening to confessionals and observing human nature. Told with humor and wit, these twenty-four short stories date back to 1910. P. D. James hailed them as "among the finest crime stories ever written."
Don't let Father Brown's humble nature fool you—this priest/amateur detective could give Holmes a run for his money! (SM)