Sidney Chambers and The Forgiveness of Sins - Grantchester 4 (Hardback)
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Sidney Chambers and The Forgiveness of Sins - Grantchester 4 (Hardback)

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Hardback 416 Pages / Published: 07/05/2015
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The loveable full-time priest and part-time detective, Canon Sidney Chambers, continues his sleuthing adventures in 1960's Cambridge. On a snowy Thursday morning in Lent 1964, a stranger seeks sanctuary in Grantchester's church, convinced he has murdered his wife. Sidney and his wife Hildegard go for a shooting weekend in the country and find their hostess has a sinister burn on her neck. Sidney's friend Amanda receives poison pen letters when at last she appears to be approaching matrimony. A firm of removal men 'accidentally' drop a Steinway piano on a musician's head outside a Cambridge college. During a cricket match, a group of schoolboys blow up their school Science Block. And on a family holiday in Florence, Sidney is accused of the theft of a priceless painting. Meanwhile, on the home front, Sidney's new curate Malcolm seems set to become rather irritatingly popular with the parish; his baby girl Anna learns to walk and talk; Hildegard longs to get an au pair and Sidney is offered a promotion. Entertaining, suspenseful, thoughtful, moving and deeply humane, these six new stories are bound to delight the clerical detective's many fans.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408862209
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 549 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This collection of six nicely substantial stories is an absolute treat for fans of Canon Sidney Chambers ... all manner of nostalgic delights. Perfect reading for a sunny English garden -- Kate Saunders * The Times *
Runcie has honed his style of light, escapist, small-town crime stories to something approaching perfection ... Very family friendly reading * Glasgow Herald *
The fourth of James Runcie's delightful Grantchester Mysteries, which ought to bring about a critical reappraisal of the genre rather dismissively referred to as "cosy crime" ... The ongoing plots bind the stories, yet each in themselves is precise ... They are a joy -- Stuart Kelly * Scotland on Sunday *
The author ... writes with warmth and insight about the tricky questions facing individuals in a post-war, godless universe ... Runcie is expert at exploring the fallout of betrayal, infidelity and the loss of a child ... Runcie works his magic using simple sentences, archetypal characters and a sense of suspense that creates an atmosphere of delicious anticipation * Independent *
Despite the troubling subject matter, this stays firmly in the territory of straightforward entertainment with a vintage ecclesial feel * The Tablet *

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