Father Brown is staying at a beautiful French mansion with an assortment of red herrings when a decapitated body is discovered in its enclosed, inaccessible garden. Father Brown sorts through a variety of clues including some puzzling twigs near he body despite its distance from any trees, he fact that the structure has only one exterior door, and the fact that the body apparently was struck after the head was severed. Written by
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First published in 1910, the mystery appeared in the collection, "The Innocence of Father Brown" in 1911. See more
No one at this table has seen an execution.
Oh, yes, of course. It is your function to provide the unfortunate with a visa for the next world.
What else can I do, Mr. Valentine when you provide him with a deportation order from this world?