This is the second
compilation of Father Brown short stories, the first being The
of Father Brown (a good place to start when diving into his world).
Lovers of mystery will become quickly entrenched in the world of G.K.
Chesterton's classic detective stories. Often labeled the intuitive
cousin of Arthur Conan Doyle's deductive Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown
is a priest turned detective who combines philosophical and spiritual
reasoning with scientific observation to solve crimes. Chesterton, a
Catholic, is literature's king of paradox as well as a social
commentator, and his funny and insightful comparisons leave readers
reeling. This volume contains 12 of the 52 Father Brown stories. The
tales are short, easy reads with strong plots all connected by the
clever detective with an above-average understanding of human nature.
This second volume, Wisdom of Father Brown, will satisfy both
the series and newcomers alike.