GK Chesterton
Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1885-1936) was an English author of mystery, fantasy, poetry and non-fiction. He is best known for his detective/priest character Father Brown. He is well known for his Christian and Catholic apologetics. He was born into the Church of England, but converted to Roman Catholicism when he was 48. Chesterton died of congestive heart failure at home. He was 62.

G.K. Chesterton became a published author with the poetry collection Greybeards at Play. His first novel was The Napoleon of Notting Hill, published in 1904. Below is a list of G.K. Chesterton’s books in order of when they were first published:

Publication Order of Father Brown Books

The Innocence of Father Brown (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wisdom of Father Brown (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Incredulity of Father Brown (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Secret of Father Brown (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Scandal of Father Brown (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Father Brown Collections

Father Brown Stories (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Favorite Father Brown Stories (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Father Brown: The Complete Collection (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best of Father Brown (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Puffin Father Brown Stories (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Father Brown: A Selection (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Father Brown of the Church of Rome (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Man Who Was Thursday (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ball and the Cross (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Manalive (1912)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Flying Inn (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Return of Don Quixote (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Basil Howe: A Story of Young Love (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Stories Books

The Club of Queer Trades (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Blue Cross (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Invisible Man (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Queer Feet (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Trees of Pride (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Oracle of the Dog (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Strange Crime Of John Boulnois (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wrong Shape (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sins of Prince Saradine (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Honour of Israel Gow (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Flying Stars (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Eye of Apollo (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Three Tools of Death (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Absence of Mr. Glass (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Secret Garden (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hammer of God (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

Magic: A Fantastic Comedy (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judgement of Dr. Johnson (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Surprise (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Heretics (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ballad of the White Horse (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wild Knight and Other Poems (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Wine, Water, and Song (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ballad of St. Barbara and Other Verses (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Poet and the Lunatics (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Paradoxes of Mr Pond (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stories, Essays and Poems (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Coloured Lands (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Poems of G. K. Chesterton (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Spirit of Christmas (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Collected Nonsense and Light Verse (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Seven Suspects (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wild Knight (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tales of the Long Bow (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
G.K. Chesterton's Sherlock Holmes (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Essential Gilbert K. Chesterton Vol. I (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Essential Gilbert K. Chesterton Vol. II (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Greybeards at Play (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The G.K. Chesterton Calendar (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Poems (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
G.K. Chesterton - Four Faultless Felons (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Queen of Seven Swords (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Short Stories of To-Day and Yesterday (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Man Who Was Chesterton (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Shop of Ghosts (With: Tony Ross) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Chesterton's Biographies Non-Fiction Books

Robert Louis Stevenson (1902)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Thomas Carlyle (1902)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tennyson (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Thackeray (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
G.F. Watts (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Charles Dickens (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
William Blake (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Saint Francis of Assisi (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
St. Thomas Aquinas (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
George Bernard Shaw (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
William Cobbett (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Chaucer (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Leo Tolstoy (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Robert Browning (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Orthodoxy (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
On Tremendous Trifles (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Short History of England (1917)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Eugenics and Other Evils (With: Michael W. Perry) (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Everlasting Man (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The New Jerusalem (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lord Kitchener (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
What's Wrong with the World (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Alarms and Discursions (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of E.C. Bentley Collections

Biography for Beginners (With: E.C. Bentley) (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
More Biography (By: E.C. Bentley) (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Baseless Biography (By: E.C. Bentley) (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Complete Clerihews of E. Clerihew Bentley (With: E.C. Bentley,Nicolas Bentley,Victor Reinganum,Gavin Ewart) (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
First Clerihews (By: E.C. Bentley) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton Books

The Autobiography of G.K. Chesterton (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 01 (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 02 (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 04 (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 28 (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 05 (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 15 (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 11 (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 31 (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 21 (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 03 (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 06 (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 06 (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 14 (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Collected Works Volume 10 (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 08 (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 20 (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 07 (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton, Volume 10 (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Murderous Christmas Stories Books

Murder under the Christmas Tree: Ten Classic Crime Stories for the Festive Season (By: Ian Rankin,Val McDermid,Arthur Conan Doyle,Ellis Peters,Margery Allingham,Cecily Gayford) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Murder on Christmas Eve (With: Lawrence Block,Ian Rankin,Val McDermid,Ellis Peters,Julian Symons,Margery Allingham,John Dickson Carr,Michael Innes,Marjorie Bowen,Cecily Gayford) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Very Murderous Christmas: Ten Classic Crime Stories for the Festive Season (By: Cecily Gayford) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Anthologies

Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror(1931)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Floating Admiral(1931)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fifty Famous Detectives of Fiction(1948)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Great Tales of Action and Adventure(1958)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Locked Room Reader: Stories of Impossible Crimes and Escapes(1968)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Alfred Hitchcock's Fatal Attractions(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Amis Story Anthology(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Thrillers(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Detection by Gaslight: 14 Victorian Detective Stories(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Red Sky(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Murder in Midsummer: Classic Mysteries for the Holidays(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
30 Eternal Masterpieces of Humorous Stories(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Finding the Kingdom: Discover a Faith that is Costly, Rich, Alive & True(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Notes: Robert Louis Stevenson was co-authored by W. Robertson Nicoll. Thomas Carlyle was co-authored by J.E. Hodder Williams. Charles Dickens was co-authored by F.G. Kitton Leo Tolstoy was co-authored by Edward Garnett and G.H. Perris. Tennyson was co-authored by Richard Garnett. Thackeray was co-authored by Lewis Melville.

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G.K. Chesterton Synopses: Manalive by G.K. Chesterton is a light-hearted novel about Mr. Innocent Smith, who has been accused of murder and repeatedly marrying his wife. He must teach a group of disillusioned young people that life is worth living.

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