Poet Leonard Quinton invites Father Brown to the house where he lives with his long suffering wife Martha and young mistress Violet as his spiritual adviser Umesh has told him he will soon die and he wants the priest to look after Martha. Shortly after Violet has threatened him for not leaving Martha for her Leonard is found hanged and Umesh,as his sole heir,is arrested. Martha tells Father Brown that she and Leonard had once had a baby,born disfigured,who died and whom they buried in the garden,the event which she believes drove them apart. Martha's admirer Harris then admits to killing Leonard Quinton - though Father Brown knows better.
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Did You Know?
Leonard Quinton greets his guests with the traditional Indian gesture of palms pressed together and a slight bow accompanied by the word "Namaste" which loosely translates as "I bow to the divine in you". See more
When Lady Felicia sprains her ankle, she says she broke the heel off her shoe. But later when we see her hobble along with the help of the others, it is clear that both shoes have their high heels attached. See more
Father Brown Theme
written by Debbie Wiseman
performed by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra See more