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Timothy-
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on: April 12, 2018, 13:38
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I just checked wikipedia, which conveniently had a link to an e-book edition of the Complete Father Brown. This enabled me to reread the story, and find that my memory was a tad faulty. The victim was a judge, and the key clue was that the prosecutor was bald and could mistake his image in the mirror with the judge's. There seem to have been only 2 shots fired, both of which hit the mirror; Father Brown later concludes that large pieces of falling glass took out the planter.

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on: April 12, 2018, 13:41
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I watched a little of the seventh episode, The Dagger with Wings, and I can see a possible reason why this show lasted for only one season. It’s another change-of-will-based one. Boring. A totally forgettable episode so far, despite the devil worshipping. I'm not sure if I'll make it through it.

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Post Re: FilmStruck
on: April 12, 2018, 13:46
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The victim was a judge, and the key clue was that the prosecutor was bald and could mistake his image in the mirror with the judge’s.

Yes, but you had the gist of it. The Big Clue for Father Brown was that the killer must have had a passing resemblance to the murdered judge because the murderer shot at the mirror. (Later he plunked him out in the garden.)

I don’t remember the motivation for the murder. In the episode the real murderer is the prosecuting attorney who is handling the murder case of the judge. The plot, in this case, is surely far better than the rather lackluster dramatization of it.

In the dramatization, one bullet hits the mirror and another is shown lodged inside some kind of copper planter. If there was more to it than that I must have missed it because I was zoning out a bit.

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on: April 12, 2018, 13:58
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The story as written doesn't necessarily match the story as shown. The judge was big investigator of traitors and spies, and after leaving a meeting of legal minds early, he went to his bungalow where he had his files. Presumable the prosecutor knew he had damning information on him.

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