Sidney Chambers,the Vicar of Grantchester and Honorary Canon of Ely Cathedral, is a thirty-twoyear old bachelor. Tall, with dark brown hair, eyes the colour of hazelnuts anda reassuringly gentle manner, Sidney is an unconventional clergyman and can gowhere the police cannot.In TheGrantchester Mysteries, Sidney, together with his roguish friend Inspector Horatio'Harry' Keating, must enquire into the suspect suicide of a Cambridge solicitor,a scandalous jewellery theft at a New Year's Eve dinner party, the unexplaineddeath of a well-known jazz promoter and a shocking art forgery the disclosureof which puts a close friend in danger. Sidney discovers that being a detective, likebeing a clergyman, means that you are never off duty, but alongside themysteries he solves he manages to find time for a keen interest in cricket,warm beer and hot jazz, and the works of Tolstoy and Shakespeare - as well as a curiousfondness for a German widow three years his junior.With a whiff ofAgatha Christie and a touch of Midsomer Murders, TheGrantchester Mysteries introduces a wonderful new hero into theworld of detective fiction.

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