The Flying Stars Father Brown
"My last crime was a Christmas crime, a cheery, cozy, English middle-class crime; a crime of Charles Dickens. I did it in a good old middle-class house, a house with a crescent of carriage drive, a house with a stable by the side of it, a house with the name on the two outer gates, a house with a monkey tree. Enough, you know the species." How does Father Brown solve the theft of three gorgeous, large diamonds by a boastful thief?
The first of G.K. Chesterton's books about seemingly hapless sleuth Father Brown, "The Innocence of Father Brown" collects twelve classic tales: "The Blue Cross," "The Secret Garden," "The Queer Feet," "The Flying Stars," "The Invisible Man," "The Honour
The Father Brown Mysteries From London to Cornwall, then to Italy and France, a short, shabby priest takes on bandits, traitors and killers. Why is he so successful? The reason is that after years spent in the priesthood, Father Brown knows human nature and is not afraid of its dark side. Thus he understands criminal motivation and how to deal with it.