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Brown, Father. Father Brown was created by G.K. Chesterton (Club of Queer Trades, Horne Fisher, Gabriel Gale, Mr. Pond) and appeared in numerous short stories and five collections of stories from 1910 to 1936, beginning with “Valentin Follows a Curious Trail” (The Saturday Evening Post, July 23, 1910).

Father Brown is a mild and unassuming priest who is a skilled and intuitive investigator. He has great success in solving crimes, legal and moral, and capturing or at least seeing to the punishing of the culprits. Brown works in the church of St. Francis Xavier in Camberwell and is assisted by the reformed Lupin Flambeau.

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