History Literature / FatherBrown

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* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: [[spoiler:Detective Valentin.]] In his first appearance, in "[[spoiler:The Blue Cross]], he's an atheist but comes to respect Father Brown's intellect. The story appears to set him up to be TheWatson in future stories. In his second appearance, in "[[spoiler:The Secret Garden]]", he's the murderer: his raging atheism makes him kill to prevent a large donation to the Church. And he commits suicide, rather than submitting to arrest.
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** ...or, to put it more concisely, as Fathr Brown does in "The Oracle of the Dog",

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** ...or, to put it more concisely, concisely and up to [[InvertedTrope inverting the trope]], as Fathr Brown does in "The Oracle of the Dog",
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** According to Father Brown ("The Miracle of Moon Crescent"), it's not belief that makes you stupid but not knowing what and why you actually believe in:

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** According to Father Brown ("The Miracle of Moon Crescent"), it's not belief that makes you stupid but not knowing what and why you actually believe in:in...


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** ...or, to put it more concisely, as Fathr Brown does in "The Oracle of the Dog",
--> The first effect of not believing in God, is that you lose your common sense.
10th Sep '17 1:35:36 AM benda
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* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed.]] It is mentioned in "The Resurrection of Father Brown" that an American journalist Saul Snaith arranged for publishing "a series of stories, like the stories of [[Literature/SherlockHolmes SherlockHolmes]]" about Father Brown; however, it isn't exactly clear if they have anything to do with the actual stories we're reading.

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* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed.]] It is mentioned in "The Resurrection of Father Brown" that an American journalist Saul Snaith arranged for publishing "a series of stories, like the stories of [[Literature/SherlockHolmes SherlockHolmes]]" Sherlock Holmes]]" about Father Brown; however, it isn't exactly clear if they have anything to do with the actual stories we're reading.
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* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed.]] It is mentioned in "The Resurrection of Father Brown" that an American journalist Saul Snaith arranged for publishing "a series of stories, like thestories of [[Literature/SherlockHolmes SherlockHolmes]]" - however, it isn't exactly clear if they have anything to do with the actual stories we're reading.

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* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed.]] It is mentioned in "The Resurrection of Father Brown" that an American journalist Saul Snaith arranged for publishing "a series of stories, like thestories the stories of [[Literature/SherlockHolmes SherlockHolmes]]" - about Father Brown; however, it isn't exactly clear if they have anything to do with the actual stories we're reading.
10th Sep '17 1:34:12 AM benda
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* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed.]] It is mentioned in "The Resurrection of Father Brown" that an American journalist Saul Snaith arranged for publishing "a series of stories, like thestories of [[Literature/SherlockHolmes SherlockHolmes]]" - however, it isn't exactly clear if they have anything to do with the actual stories we're reading.
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* SuicideNotMurder: Chestereton was most probably a TropeMaker.

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* SuicideNotMurder: Chestereton Chesterton was most probably a TropeMaker.
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* SuicideNotMurder:

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* SuicideNotMurder: Chestereton was most probably a TropeMaker.
5th Sep '17 1:39:51 AM LondonKdS
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* BadHabits: Used, probably coincidentally, as BookEnds in the first and last stories.
** In "The Blue Cross", Flambeau pretends to be a clergyman with the intention of robbing Father Brown of the titular artifact. Father Brown rumbles him because he [[CriticalResearchFailure tries to argue for moral relativism]].
** In the final story, "The Vampire of the Village", Father Brown rumbles TheVicar of an English village as a criminal imposter because his religious and social opinions show [[ChurchOfSaintGenericus an implausible mish-mash of characteristics of different and antagonistic factions of the Anglican Church]].
4th Sep '17 1:49:51 AM LondonKdS
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* SuicideNotMurder: The solution of [[spoiler:"The Three Tools of Death"]]. Unusually, the appearance of murder was by chance and not by malicious intent on the part of the dead person.

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* SuicideNotMurder: SuicideNotMurder:
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The solution of [[spoiler:"The Three Tools of Death"]]. Unusually, the appearance of murder was by chance and not by malicious intent on the part of the dead person.person.
** Used again in [[spoiler:"The Strange Crime of John Boulnois"]], although in that case the suicidal person was intentionally trying to frame someone else.
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