This is a story from the The Innocence of Father Brown - Volume 2 collection.
Here are the six final stories from The Innocence of Father Brown relating the crime-solving adventures of a rather unconventional detective. Having accumulated wisdom and empathy from years of listening to the dark confessions of his parishioners, in a flash Father Brown is able to solve mysteries that confound all others. Here is an eccentric and loveable character that will appeal to fans of the legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes. The stories are engagingly read by David Timson: "The Wrong Shape", "The Sins of Prince Saradine", "The Hammer of God", "The Eye of Apollo", "The Sign of the Broken Sword", and "The Three Tools of Death".
A reverend warns his brother, a lustful colonel, that God will strike him in the street if he does not reform. Within the hour, the military man is dead. The Almighty is quickly ruled out as the one who struck a small hammer through his skull, and it turns to G. K. Chesterton’s quirky cleric and masterful detective, Father Brown, to unravel the passions behind the crime. A veteran of more than 1,000 BBC Radio Drama broadcasts, David Timson is a delight - providing the perfect mix of cheek and concern to all the characters - in his performance of Chesterton’s tales which are not so much expositions of mysteries as they are entertaining inquiries into human nature.