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Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death Paperback – 13 January 2015

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury USA; Media Tie-In ed. edition (13 January 2015)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 400 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1632862891
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1632862891
  • Dimensions : 14.02 x 2.77 x 21.06 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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No detective since Father Brown has been more engaging than Canon Sidney Chambers. Perfect company in bed. --Salley Vickers

Inspector Morse would appear to have a rival. --Scotland on Sunday

A charmingly effective tale of detection . . . evoking oodles of churchy village atmosphere, circa 1953, provides a satisfyingly old-fashioned read. --The Times

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. --Laura Wilson, Guardian

James Runcie has written the coziest of cozy murder mysteries. Taken individually, each of these clerical whodunits poses a clever puzzle for armchair detectives. Viewed as a collective study of British life as it was lived when Elizabeth II first ascended the throne, these stories present a consistently charming and occasionally cutting commentary on a postwar landscape full of industry, promise and concrete. --New York Times Book Review

An undiluted pleasure. --Scotsman

Full of witty phrases to delight the reader . . . This entertaining first volume about Canon Chambers will have Runcie's readers longing for the next. --Peggy Woodford, Church Times

An evocation of a more genteel era . . . Chambers turns out to be a winning clergyman-sleuth, and Runcie's literary authority is repeatedly demonstrated in the construction of his elegant tales. In fact, it is the plotting that really distinguishes this collection, and will make many more readers more than ready to follow the God-fearing hero from the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953 to the wedding of Charles and Diana in 1981 . . . there is no denying the winning charm of these artfully fashioned mysteries. --Independent

Gentle criminal entertainment with a pleasantly old-fashioned feel to it. --Andrew Taylor, Spectator

The plots are intriguing . . . While the diminutive priest detective created by G. K. Chesterton led the way, Sidney Chambers is set fair to be a worthy successor. In a sceptical age this is quite an achievement. Then again, the author is a son of an archbishop. And who better to portray the sleuth in ecclesiastical clothing? --Barry Turner, Daily Mail

At last, an Anglican Father Brown . . . Each tale is beautifully crafted and surprising. I hope for many more volumes. --A.N. Wilson, Spectator

About the Author

James Runcie is a Fellow of the Royals Society of Literature and the author of eleven novels which have been translated all over the world. Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death, the first in 'The Grantchester Mysteries' series, was published in 2012, soon followed by Sidney Chambers and The Perils of the Night, Sidney Chambers and The Problem of Evil, Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins, Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation and Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love. In October 2014, ITV/PBS launched Grantchester, a prime-time series starring James Norton as Sidney Chambers, with the second season airing in March 2016, and a third in the autumn of 2017. The fourth series will air in early 2019. In May 2016, James Runcie became Commissioning Editor for Arts at BBC Radio 4. He lives in London and Scotland. His latest novel is The Road to Grantchester.

www.jamesruncie.com
www.grantchestermysteries.com
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