Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death (Paperback)
Isis, 9780753190456, 433pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2013
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Sidney Chambers, the Vicar of Grantchester, is a 32-year-old bachelor. Tall, with eyes the colour of hazelnuts, he is both an unconventional clergyman and a reluctant detective. Working in association with his friend, Inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney is able to go where the Police cannot, eliciting surprise revelations and confessions from his parishioners; whether it involves the apparent suicide of a local solicitor, a scandalous jewellery theft at a New Year's Eve dinner party, or the unexplained death of a jazz promoter's daughter. Alongside his inquiries, Sidney also manages to find time to enjoy cricket, warm beer, hot jazz, and the company of an attractive, lively young woman called Amanda.
About the Author
James Runcie is the son of the former archbishop of Canterbury, the director of the Bath Literature Festival, and the author of four novels: "The Discovery of Chocolate, The Colour of Heaven," "Canvey Island," and "East Fortune." He is also an award-winning filmmaker and theater director and has scripted several films for BBC. He directed a documentary following a year in the life of J. K. Rowling. Runcie lives in Edinburgh with his wife and two daughters.
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