The Innocence of Father Brown is the first collection of stories starring Father Brown, a short, stumpy Catholic priest with shapeless clothes and a large umbrella, and uncanny insight into human evil. Father Brown may be a kindly cleric, but his bumbling nature disguises a sharp detective mind to rival Sherlock Holmes. He uses his experiences as a priest and confessor to put himself into the mind of the criminal to solve each mystery and catch the perpetrators.
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It was in 1935 when Allen Lane stood on a British railway platform looking for something good to read on his journey. His choice was limited to popular magazines and poor quality paperbacks. Lane's disappointment at the range of books available led him to found a company - and change the world.
In 1935 the Penguin was born, but it took until the late 1940s for the Crime and Mystery series to emerge. The genre thrived in the post-war austerity of the 1940s, and reached heights of popularity by the 1960s.
Suspense, compelling plots and captivating characters ensure that once again you need look no further than the Penguin logo for the scene of the perfect crime.
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