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Sidney Chambers and The Perils of the Night

James Runcie


9781408863077

Bloomsbury


Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


Paperback

368 pages

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Grantchester is now a major, prime-time six-part series for ITV 1955. Canon Sidney Chambers, loveable priest and part-time detective, is back. Accompanied by his faithful Labrador, Dickens, and the increasingly exasperated Inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney is called to investigate the unexpected fall of a Cambridge don from the roof of King's College Chapel, a case of arson at a glamour photographer's studio and the poisoning of Zafar Ali, Grantchester's finest spin bowler.

Alongside his sleuthing, Sidney has other problems. Can he decide between his dear friend, the glamorous socialite Amanda Kendall and Hildegard Staunton, the beguiling German widow? To make up his mind Sidney takes a trip abroad, only to find himself trapped in a web of international espionage just as the Berlin Wall is going up.

By:   James Runcie
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Tie-In
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   254g
ISBN:   9781408863077
ISBN 10:   1408863073
Series:   Grantchester
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   November 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

James Runcie is the Head of Literature at The Southbank Centre, an award-winning film-maker and the author of five novels. Sidney Chambers and The Shadow Of Death, the first of 'The Grantchester Mysteries' series, was published in 2012. He lives in London and Edinburgh. @james_runcie


Runcie is emerging as Grantchester's answer to Alexander McCall Smith. The book brings a dollop of Midsomer Murders to the Church of England, together with a literate charm of its own: civilized entertainment, with dog-collars Spectator The clerical milieu is well rendered as an affectionate eye is cast over post-war England - a perfect accompaniment to a sunny afternoon, a hammock and a glass of Pimm's Guardian The series has a charming quaintness and deftly turning plot twists but what renders it unique as detective fiction is its overtly Christian content -- Arifa Akbar Independent Totally English, beautifully written, perfectly in period and wryly funny. More, please! -- Leslie Geddes Brown Country Life It takes a first-class writer to put together a convincing storyline for such unlikely circumstances. James Runcie does it admirably . He is a good man in an imperfect world and we should welcome him to the ranks of classic detectives Daily Mail

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