This unique collection of Father Brown mysteries links tales by G.K. Chesterton with the Ten Commandments. The connection is often surprising, however, for the criminal is not necessarily the worst sinner in the story, nor is his crime necessarily the worst offense. When Chesterton created the character of Father Brown, he brought a new dimension to mystery stories–the distinction between crime and sin. As the priest-detective applies his powers of observation to solve a murder, for example, he picks up clues about other offenses, such as those against the Sabbath or one’s parents. Father Brown is more interested in God’s Commandments than in the law of the State. Paper.