Sidney Chambers, the Vicar of Grantchester, is a 32-year-old bachelor. Tall, with eyes the colour of hazelnuts, he is both an unconventional clergyman and a reluctant detective. Working in association with his friend, Inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney is able to go where the police cannot, eliciting surprise revelations and confessions from his parishioners.
"Better Than the Television Series"
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?
"Good writing, but weak mystery, and awful reader"
The loveable full-time priest and part-time detective, Canon Sidney Chambers, continues his sleuthing adventures. On a snowy Thursday morning in Lent 1964, a stranger seeks sanctuary in Grantchester's church, convinced he has murdered his wife. Sidney and his wife Hildegard go for a shooting weekend in the country and find their hostess has a sinister injury. Sidney's friend Amanda receives poison pen letters.
It's the summer of love in late 1960s England. Astronauts are preparing to land on the moon, the war in Biafra dominates the news and Basil D'Oliveira has just been dropped from the England cricket team. In the midst of all this change, Sidney Chambers continues his amateur sleuthing investigations.
It is the 1960s and Canon Sidney Chambers is enjoying his first year of married life with his German bride Hildegard. But life in Grantchester rarely stays quiet for long. Our favourite clerical detective soon attempts to stop a serial killer who has a grievance against the clergy; investigates the disappearance of a famous painting; uncovers the fact that an "accidental" drowning on a film shoot may not have been so accidental after all; and discovers the reasons behind the theft of a baby from a hospital.
"Sidney Chambers is back! Hallelujah!"
England, 1953. Als Pfarrer des kleinen Städtchens Grantchester vor den Toren von Cambridge hat Sidney Chambers alle Hände voll mit seinen Schäfchen zu tun. Als wäre das nicht genug, ist er auch als Privatdetektiv gefragt. Gemeinsam mit seinem Freund Inspector Keating stößt Sidney auf eine Reihe mysteriöser Kriminalfälle: Den vermeintlichen Selbstmord eines Anwalts, einen Juwelenraub und einen Kunstfälscherskandal, der Sidneys beste Freundin in Lebensgefahr bringt.
As the three Henderson brothers - Jack, Douglas and Angus - head toward their childhood home in East Fortune for their annual summer gathering, they steel themselves against sibling rivalry, parental expectation and the vulnerability that comes with being with those who know you best. A subtle look at lives at the crossroads; about life and love, chance and hope - and how families survive.