Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death (The Grantchester Mysteries #1)

Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death (The Grantchester Mysteries #1) 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. I would be lying if I said that I enjoyed this bookthan I enjoyed watching the first season of Grantchester Don t take me wrong, I enjoyed this book and its six short stories some better than the others , but still, I liked the TV show better.Why Hmmm let s see Sidney Chambers, Vicar played by James Norton He looks like a young Robert Redford He is a great character and I like him in the book, but I truly enjoyed watching him on the tellyThen we have Inspector Geordie Keating playe I would be lying if I said that I enjoyed this bookthan
Even the faithful can be frightened This cosy mystery was a breath of fresh air 6 short stories centred around Canon Sidney Chambers, a Cambridge vicar I loved Sidney as a character he stomps over so many of the stereotypes most people associate with the religious He doesn t judge people and a lot of his views are quite liberal for the time in which this is set 1950s plus he is partial to a whisky now and then Something this book taught me the difference between Whisky and WhiskeyEven the faithful can be frightened This cosy mystery was a breath of fresh air 6 short stories centred around Canon Sidney Chambers, a Cambridge vicar I loved Sidney as a character he stomps over so many of the stereotypes most people associate with the religious He doesn t judge people and a lot of his views are quite liberal for the time in which this is set 1950s plus he is partial to a whisky now and then Something this book taught me the difference between Whisky and Whiskey The former applies when referring to Scotch Whisky, the latter to Irish and Bourbon Fun fact for you thereThe grass and fields were damp after the morning rainSidney ate his sandwich and drank his teahe looked out over the surrounding countryside and thought that this was home this was Engl
Wow What am I missing I love the books that so many people lump with this one, but I found Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death to be unrewarding, stilted, shallow, stiff, and dry I pre ordered it in paperback after Karen of cornflowerbooks blog recommended it, and I was confident that I d love it as I have loved the Flavia de Luce and Mma Ramotswe series but oh I was sooooooooooo wrong Many people admit that the plot isn t compelling but then say what a great character Sidney is, a sta Wow What am I missing I love the books that so many people lum
I found this book in a used bookstore when I was looking for something else Having read all of the Agatha Christie books I can find, I longed for something like it to fill my time with reading that wasn t terribly heavy Sometimes I like a good thick read, and sometimes I long for a light read to get through the weekend I slipped into these stories like I d always known them A new book new to me that feels like an old friend, just like meeting somebody and hitting it off immediately as if y I found this book in a used bookstore when I was looking for something else Having read all of the Agatha Christie books I can find, I longed for something like it to fill my time with reading that wasn t terribly heavy Sometimes I like a good thick read, and sometimes I long for a light read to get through the weekend I slipped into these stories like I d always known them A new book new to me that feels like an old friend, just
Old style mysteriesSet in the small Cambridgeshire town of Grantchester in the 1950s, this book is a throwback to the earlier days of mystery writing, before forensics and police procedure took over the world Canon Sydney Chambers is a young priest in the Church of England who, in the grand old tradition, gets involved as an amateur detective in helping the police to investigate a series of crimes There are six separate stories in the book, each roughly novella length, with plots ranging fr Old style mysteriesSet in the small Cambridgeshire town of Grantchester in the 1950s, this book is a throwback to the earlier days of mystery writing, before forensics and police procedure took over the world Canon Sydney Chambers is a young priest in the Church of England who, in the grand old tradition, gets involved as an amateur detective in helping the police to investigate a series of crimes There are six separate stories in the book, each roughly novella length, with plots ranging from murder in a jazz club to art forgery and theft The overarching storyline is primarily concerned with Sydney s love life or lack thereof as he is attracted firstly to the German wife of a murder victim and then to Amanda, a rich socialite friend of his sister Sydney is a thoughtful and somewhat understated hero He gets to his solutions
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler Imagine this Whiskey, jazz, and murder It does sound interesting Doesn t it Canon Sidney Chambers a priest turned detective in the Grantchester in Cambridge The six stories in this volume range from robbery to killing to forging art work They all take place between 1953 and 1955 The cozy mysteries are funny and witty with a cast of characters that will stick with you Sidney is not the ordinary priest, he is modern, young and in a way knows the mentality of his parish He enjoys a dri Imagine this Whiskey, jazz, and murder It does sound interesting Doesn t it Canon Sidney Chambers a priest turned detective in the Grantchester in Cambridge The six stories in this volume range from robbery to killing to forging art work They all take place between 1953 and 1955 The cozy mysteries are funny and witty with a cast of characters that will stick with you Sidney is not the ordinary priest, he is modern, young and in a way knows the mentality of his parish
Actual rating 3.5 stars.Having watched and loved the show Grantchester, I decided I d give the books the show is based on a go.And the book was enjoyable, but nowhere near as enjoyable as the show The show adds a wonderful depth of character to Sidney that the book just does not employ Though, I have to admit that I loved the fact that in the book Sidney could be a delightful grump at times.The show also benefits from having James Norton and Robson Green as Sidney and his friend Inspector Geor Actual rating 3.5 stars.Having watched and loved the show Grantchester, I decided I d give the books the show is based on a go.And the book was e
I honestly can t see the charm Harks back to Golden Age detective mysteries, complete with implausible dialogue, unlikely clues, and unconvincing set up First story a woman seeks out a vicar rather than eg a policeman to say that she s sure her lover s death wasn t suicide and demand he solve the mystery She is angry when he doesn t immediately find the killer When he finds the killer she is angry there will be a prosecution because this risks exposing the affair nobody would have known ab I honestly can t see the charm Harks back to Golden Age detective mysteries, complete with implausible dialogue, unlikely clues, and unconvincing set up First story a woman seeks out a vicar rather than eg a policeman to say that she s sure her lover s death wasn t suicide and d
Reviewed for Library Journal, starred review There is something very appealing about a man of the cloth playing at detective the convergence of the sacred with the evils of the modern world can make for delightful mystery reading Novelist Runcie The Discovery of Chocolate Canvey Island , who just happens to be the son of the former archbishop of Canterbury, has bestowed upon us a new and delightful clerical detective Canon Sidney Chambers is a relatively young vicar with a passion for jazz Reviewed for Library Journal, starred review There is something very appealing about a man of the cloth playing at detective the convergence of the sacred with the evils of the modern world can make for delightful mystery reading Novelist Runcie The Discovery of Chocolate Canvey Island , who just happens to be the son of the former archbishop of Canterbury, has bestowed upon us a new and delightful clerical detective Canon Sidney Chambers is a relatively young vicar with a passion for jazz and backgammon who resides in the quintessential English villa

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  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death (The Grantchester Mysteries #1)
  • James Runcie
  • English
  • 08 January 2017
  • 1632862891