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Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death

(2012)
(The first book in the Grantchester Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

November 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sidney Chambers And The Shadow Of Death (Grantchester Mysteries)
Author(s): James Runcie
ISBN: 0-7531-9044-3 / 978-0-7531-9044-9 (UK edition)
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May 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death: Grantchester Mysteries 1
Author(s): James Runcie
ISBN: 1-4088-2595-3 / 978-1-4088-2595-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Paperback Editions

January 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death (Grantchester)
Author(s): James Runcie
ISBN: 1-63286-289-1 / 978-1-63286-289-1 (USA edition)
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death (Grantchester)
Author(s): James Runcie
ISBN: 1-4088-3140-6 / 978-1-4088-3140-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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September 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death: Grantchester Mysteries 1
Author(s): James Runcie
ISBN: 1-4088-5770-7 / 978-1-4088-5770-0 (UK edition)
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November 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sidney Chambers And The Shadow Of Death (Grantchester Mysteries)
Author(s): James Runcie
ISBN: 0-7531-9045-1 / 978-0-7531-9045-6 (UK edition)
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April 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death: Grantchester Mysteries 1
Author(s): James Runcie
ISBN: 1-4088-2641-0 / 978-1-4088-2641-6 (UK edition)
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April 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death: The Grantchester Mysteries
Author(s): James Runcie
ISBN: 1-60819-856-1 / 978-1-60819-856-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Audio Editions

August 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death
Author(s): James Runcie
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August 2012 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death
Author(s): James Runcie
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August 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death
Author(s): James Runcie
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August 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death
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June 2012 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Sidney Chambers And The Shadow Of Death (The Grantchester Mysteries)
Author(s): James Runcie
ISBN: 1-4450-1673-7 / 978-1-4450-1673-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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June 2012 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Sidney Chambers And The Shadow Of Death
Author(s): James Runcie
ISBN: 1-4450-1674-5 / 978-1-4450-1674-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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June 2012 : UK MP3 CD
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Title: Sidney Chambers And The Shadow Of Death
Author(s): James Runcie
ISBN: 1-4450-1675-3 / 978-1-4450-1675-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death: Grantchester Mysteries 1
Author(s): James Runcie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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April 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death: Grantchester Mysteries 1 (The Grantchester Mysteries)
Author(s): James Runcie
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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