Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death: The Grantchester Mysteries


Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death: The Grantchester Mysteries Author James Runcie
ISBN-10 1608198561
ISBN-13 9781608198566
Year 2012-04-24
Pages 400
Language English
Publisher Bloomsbury USA
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It is 1953 the coronation year of Queen Elizabeth II Sidney Chambers vicar of Grantchester and honorary canon of Ely Cathedral is a thirty two year old bachelor Tall with dark brown hair eyes the color of hazelnuts and a reassuringly gentle manner Sidney is an unconventional clerical detective He 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 jewelry theft at a New Year s Eve dinner party the unexplained death of a jazz promoter s daughter and a shocking art forgery that puts a close friend in danger Sidney discovers that being a detective like being a clergyman means that you are never off duty but he nonetheless manages to find time for a keen interest in cricket warm beer and hot jazz as well as a curious fondness for a German widow three years his junior With a whiff of Agatha Christie and a touch of G K Chesterton s Father Brown The Grantchester Mysteries introduces a wonderful new hero into the world of detective fiction

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