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November 8 2016

Which Fictional Sleuth Would You Vote for President?

As the presidential election campaigns end and the polls begin to close, we'd like to take a break from the real world and lose ourselves in our favorite place—a good book! From Agatha...
April 8 2016

Detection, Mid-Century Style: The Rise of the Cozy Mystery Genre

“My first case,” says Father Brown in The Mask of Midas, “was just a small private affair about a man’s head being cut off.” It’s not surprising that G.K....
Leslie Gilbert Elman
March 29 2014

Is this the Father Brown You Know?

Father Brown, the BBC series starring Mark Williams has been airing on select American Public Television stations. The show is as cozy as it can be—from the top of the parish church steeple...
November 28 2012

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Sleuth: Clerical Sleuths, Part 2

When it comes to law and order in mysteries, the first thing I think of are police officers and private detectives. However, there are a number of professions that amateur sleuths claim as day...
November 16 2012

So Help Me God: Clergy as Amateur Sleuths

A little more than a year ago, I talked about the enduring Father Brown mystery stories by G.K. Chesterton. I was delighted so many Criminal Element readers admitted that they, too, were lifelong fans. For...
August 15 2011

G.K. Chesterton as cuddly as Father Brown?

If the somewhat befuddled-appearing, but very wise, Father Brown is your definition of cuddly, you’ll love this miniature G.K. Chesterton doll.  Uneek Doll Designs has a variety of cultural icons,...
July 28 2011

G.K. Chesterton and Father Brown

The first Father Brown short mystery, “The Blue Cross,” written by G. K. Chesterton, was published in 1910. The amateur sleuth was so popular that Chesterton wrote more than four dozen additional...