Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night Paperback
by James Runcie
Part of the Grantchester Mysteries series
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 22/05/2014
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781408843536
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Review by devenish
The second of three (thus far) in the Canon Sidney Chambers crime series. More assured writing than in the first one I feel. The first story which concerns the 'night-climbers' of Cambridge,ended rather abruptly,but the solution (if solution it be) became apparent in the last story. Overall a satisfactory collection of stories,mainly about crime bur with some espionage thrown in for good measure.