Fr Brown Stories

Style: Good

Attitude: Edifying

Cover of Fr Brown Stories

Author: G.K. Chesterton

Age Range: Young Teens+

Period: Early 20th C

Genres:  ClassicDetectiveShort


Father Brown is a Catholic priest who uses his intelligence and ingenuity to solve crime in this series of short stories.


Chesterton is well-known enough to need little in the way of comment. But for me, what shines is the combination of humorous story-telling, sound doctrine, and intellectual rigour. Chesterton, through the person of Fr Brown, excels at debunking pagan superstitions and does not baulk at pointing out truths, however unpleasant.

Tuesday 1st January 2002