The Wisdom of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton: " Publisher: Kindle E-Book Edition: ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-097-5 This is the second book of short stories about G. K. Chesterton's fictional detective. Father Brown is a short, nondescript Catholic Priest with shape clothes and a large umbrella who has an uncanny insight into human evil. His methods, unlike those of his near contemporary Sherlock Holmes, although based on observation of details often unnoticed by others, tended to be intuitive rather than deductive. Although clearly devout, he always emphasizes rationality: despite his religiousness and his belief in God and miracles, he manages to see the perfectly ordinary, natural explanation of the problem. He is a devout, educated and "civilized" clergyman, who is totally familiar with contemporary and secular thought and behaviour. His character was thought to be based on Father John O'Connor, a parish priest in Bradford, Yorkshire. "Publisher: " Catholic Way Publishing. This Paperback is the ideal small size of 5" x 8.