History Literature / FatherBrown

15th Mar '16 8:35:14 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* SpannerInTheWorks: Joan Stacey in ''The Eye of Apollo'' is this to [[spoiler: Kalon's scheme to kill her older sister Pauline for her inheritance. Pauline was blind, and Joan filled her pens with ink for her to write with. However, she left a pen un-filled for Pauline to write her will (which would have left everything to Kalon) with. The pen ran out before the will could be finished, meaning that Kalon got nothing.]]

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* SpannerInTheWorks: Joan Stacey in ''The Eye of Apollo'' is this to [[spoiler: Kalon's scheme to kill her older sister Pauline for her inheritance. Pauline was blind, and Joan filled her fountain pens with ink for her to write with.her. However, she left a pen un-filled for Pauline to write her will (which would have left everything to Kalon) with. The pen ran out before the will could be finished, meaning that Kalon got nothing.]]
15th Mar '16 8:16:35 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* SpannerInTheWorks: Joan Stacey in ''The Eye of Apollo'' is this to [[spoiler: Kalon's scheme to kill her older sister Pauline for her inheritance. Pauline was blind, and Joan filled her pens with ink for her to write with. However, she left a pen un-filled for Pauline to write her will (which would have left everything to Kalon) with. The pen ran out before the will could be finished, meaning that Kalon got nothing.]]
11th Jan '16 6:46:31 AM ReaderAt2046
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** Actually {{Inverted}} on a couple of occasions, when Father Brown essentially states that he knows a certain mysterious occurrence was ''not'' BlackMagic because he knows what BlackMagic looks like and [whatever mysterious occurrence they're discussing] does not fit the signs.
27th Nov '15 7:46:00 AM LondonKdS
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** Deconstructed in "The Chief Mourner of Marne:" while the other characters are insisting that killer's crime - [[spoiler: cheating in a duel to murder his best friend]] - is absolutely unforgivable, Father Brown reminds them that from a Christian point of view there is no such thing as an unforgivable crime.

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** Deconstructed in "The Chief Mourner of Marne:" while the other characters are insisting that killer's a character's crime - [[spoiler: cheating [[spoiler:PlayingPossum in a duel in order to murder his best friend]] own brother]] - is absolutely unforgivable, Father Brown reminds them that from a Christian point of view there is no such thing as an unforgivable crime.
17th Nov '15 9:08:01 AM ZarbiNerada
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* TheWatson: Subverted with Valentin, who bows to Father Brown's intellect in ''The Blue Cross'', but then [[spoiler:goes full-on WellIntentionedExtremist and then takes his own life]] in ''The Secret Garden''.
** Played straight with Flambeau in many later stories.
30th Jul '15 3:45:55 AM DaibhidC
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* ExactWords: Father Brown suffers from this constantly, as in "The Quick One": "...I never said he was a murderer. I said he was the man we wanted."

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Father Brown suffers from this constantly, as in "The Quick One": "...I never said he was a murderer. I said he was the man we wanted.""
** In "The Chief Mourner of Marne", Father Brown asks General Outram if he knows more about the history of the Marquis of Marne than he's already said. The General replies "I cannot tell you any more". Father Brown notes that this isn't the same thing, and points out the General would have no patience with a priest who equivocated like that.
23rd Jul '15 1:58:04 AM LondonKdS
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** In "The Invisible Man," a man is murdered and witnesses say they saw nobody. Father Brown figures out that the murderer was dressed as a postman, and the witnesses didn't pay any attention to him.

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** In "The Invisible Man," a man is murdered and witnesses say they saw nobody. Father Brown figures out that the murderer was dressed as a postman, and the witnesses didn't pay any attention to him.
22nd Jul '15 3:55:10 AM LondonKdS
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* BeneathNotice: In "The Invisible Man," a man is murdered and witnesses say they saw nobody. Father Brown figures out that the murderer was dressed as a postman, and the witnesses didn't pay any attention to him.

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In "The Invisible Man," a man is murdered and witnesses say they saw nobody. Father Brown figures out that the murderer was dressed as a postman, and the witnesses didn't pay any attention to him.him.
** Simulataneously played straight and inverted in "The Queer Feet", in which Flambeau infiltrates a high-class party in black tie, and behaves in such a neutral way that the guests assume that he's a waiter and the waiters assume that he's a guest.
17th Jul '15 6:01:18 AM Vilui
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--> "On plains of opal, under cliffs cut out of pearl, you would still find a notice-board, ''Thou shalt not steal.''
** And again in ''The Chief Mourner of Mourne:'' [[spoiler: "It isn't Jim at all. It's Maurice!"]]

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--> "On plains of opal, under cliffs cut out of pearl, you would still find a notice-board, ''Thou shalt not steal.''
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** And again in ''The Chief Mourner of Mourne:'' Marne:'' [[spoiler: "It isn't Jim at all. It's Maurice!"]]
10th Jun '15 3:35:55 AM Sheora
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* EvilDetectingDog: Subverted heavily in "The Oracle of the Dog".

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* EvilDetectingDog: Subverted heavily in "The Oracle of the Dog".
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