Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death: Grantchester Mysteries 1 - Grantchester (Paperback)James Runcie (author)
'Inspector Morse would appear to have a rival' - Scotland on Sunday
'A perfect accompaniment to a sunny afternoon, a hammock and a glass of Pimm's' - Guardian
'An undiluted pleasure' - Scotsman
Now a major, prime-time six-part series Grantchester for ITV
Sidney Chambers, the Vicar of Grantchester, is a thirty-two year old bachelor. 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...
'A charmingly effective tale of detection ... a satisfyingly old-fashioned read' - The Times
'No detective since Father Brown has been more engaging than Canon Sidney Chambers' - Salley Vickers
'The coziest of cozy murder mysteries' - New York Times Book Review
'Full of witty phrases to delight the reader' - Peggy Woodford, Church Times
'Gentle criminal entertainment with a pleasantly old-fashioned feel to it' - Andrew Taylor, Spectator
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 276 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
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