Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death

Friday, March 16, 2018
James Runcie
Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death

If you’re a fan of the PBS Masterpiece Mysteries series Grantchester you might want to check out this wonderful book that started it all. Set in the 1950’s in England, and capturing all the innocence and nostalgia of the era, James Runcie’s main character Sidney Chambers is not only a product of his time, but a wonderfully complex character. He fought in WWII, has a theology degree from Cambridge and is a vicar of the small, quaint parish of Grantchester. And although he’s a devout young man in this early thirties, he’s also very human. He loves scotch, cricket, warm beer, hot jazz, and has a particular fondness for a young lady named Amanda. But it is Sidney’s curious nature that sets him on the path to amateur sleuthing, that and the fact that people find it easy to talk to him. This fact is soon discovered by Inspector Geordie Keating. As the likable vicar and the roguish inspector combine forces on a myriad of crimes they not only capture the baddies, but also form a touching friendship.  This is the first book in the Grantchester mysteries series.  Check our catalog

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