Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death, Paperback Book

Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death Paperback

Part of the Grantchester series

3 out of 5 (1 rating)


Now a major, prime-time six-part series Grantchester for ITV Sidney Chambers, the Vicar of Grantchester, is a thirty-two year old bachelor.

Sidney is an unconventional clergyman and 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 jewellery theft at a New Year's Eve dinner party, the unexplained death of a well-known jazz promoter and a shocking art forgery, the disclosure of which puts a close friend in danger.

Sidney discovers that being a detective, like being a clergyman, means that you are never off duty...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781408831403

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A nice enough collection of short stories about the fictional crimes solved by Revd Sidney Chambers during the 1950s, but nothing seriously good to write home about. I think I started off enjoying it but, as I went through the different scenarios, they became very similar and I became rather annoyed with Sidney. He's exceedingly bland, plus I was very cross at how casually he treated poor Amanda who was desperately in love with him, but he doesn't have the emotional wherewithal to deal with it. Sigh. She could do a lot better.Mind you, Inspector Keating is a good character, and I liked Sidney's housekeeper too - they both have a lot to put up with. However, I won't be staying around for the remaining five books in the series.