Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death - Grantchester 1 (Hardback)
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Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death - Grantchester 1 (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 01/05/2012
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Sidney Chambers, the Vicar of Grantchester, is a thirty-two-year-old bachelor. Tall, with dark brown hair, eyes the colour of hazelnuts and a reassuringly gentle manner, Sidney is an unconventional clergyman and can go where the police cannot. Together with his roguish friend, Inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney inquires into the suspect suicide of a Cambridge solicitor, a scandalous jewellery theft at a New Year's Eve dinner party, the unexplained death of a well-known jazz promoter and a shocking art forgery, the disclosure of which puts a close friend in danger. Sidney discovers that being a detective, like being a clergyman, means that you are never off duty. Nonetheless, he manages to find time for a keen interest in cricket, warm beer, hot jazz and the works of Tolstoy and Shakespeare - as well as a curious fondness for a German widow three years his junior. From the son of the former Archbishop of Canterbury, this is the first of The Grantchester Mysteries, six detective novels spanning thirty years of British history - from the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 to the wedding of Charles and Diana in 1981 - featuring the unforgettable vicar and sleuth, Sidney Chambers.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408825952
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 536 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 36 mm

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“An Unwilling Father Brown”

Sidney Chambers is Anglican Vicar of Granchester & a friend of Inspector George Keeting. Each Thursday they drink warm beer in The Eagle, discuss cricket & play backgammon. Chambers is drawn into a series of... More

Paperback edition
30th January 2014
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“Surprised”

I was surprised to see that the author already had several books published, as this read to me like a first book for which allowances might be made. Niggles in the writing style were annoying; solutions seemed... More

Paperback edition
21st October 2013
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“An Enjoyable Book”

Nicely produced (the hardback, that is).
Agreeable "pastoral" detective stories.
Not sure the backgammon is quite right, and definitely doubt anyone was making transistors (radios or devices) in a back... More

Hardback edition
8th July 2012
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