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Coming soon: The Grantchester Mysteries, Sidney Chambers And The Shadow of Death by James Runcie

From Bloomsbury, on 10 May 2012 a new crime series arrives: The Grantchester Mysteries.  Written by James Runcie, the first one is called Sidney Chambers And The Shadow of Death and it’s the start of a series of six detective novels which move from the Coronation of  Queen Elizabeth in 1953 to the wedding of Charles and Diana in 1981. “With a whiff of Agatha Christie and a touch of Midsomer Murders, it introduces a wonderful new hero: Sidney Chambers, the Vicar of Grantchester, who is both an unconventional clergyman and a reluctant detective.”

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Here’s the synopsis for Sidney Chambers And The Shadow of Death:

Sidney Chambers, the Vicar of Grantchester and Honorary Canon of Ely Cathedral, 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.

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One comment on “Coming soon: The Grantchester Mysteries, Sidney Chambers And The Shadow of Death by James Runcie

  1. DJ´s krimiblog
    February 7, 2012

    A touch of Midsomer Murders? Must confess I´m tempted 🙂

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