Seemingly unworldly, Father Brown is a Catholic priest with the felicity to be present at mysterious murders and thefts. And he knows the nature of Man - a priest hears many confessions. In these twelve stories, Father Brown confronts the great thief Flambeau, assists the detective Valentin, and uses his own deductive skills in solving crime. In the tale of a murderer at large that no one seems able to see, could the killer actually be THE INVISIBLE MAN? And the death of an artist is patently suicide - except for the matter of THE WRONG SHAPE...