"The Innocence of Father Brown" is a collection of short stories featuring a Catholic priest who uses intuitive and psychological understanding of human nature to solve mysteries, often surprising those around him with his detective abilities. The priest's unassuming and humble exterior hides a sharp intellect and deep understanding of the human heart, making him an unlikely but effective sleuth. His adventures take him around the world, solving crimes that baffle the police and the public.
The 1221st greatest book of all time
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This book is on the following lists:
- 8th on Tozai Mystery Best 100 (2012 Revision) (Shūkan Bunshun (Japanese Newspaper))
- The New York Public Library's Books of the Century (New York Public Library)