Sidney Chambers and The Problem of Evil

Sidney Chambers and The Problem of Evil

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by James Runcie
     
 

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Our favorite clerical detective is back with four longer mysteries in which Canon Sidney Chambers attempts to stop a serial killer with a grievance against the clergy; investigates the disappearance of a famous painting after a distracting display of nudity by a French girl in an art gallery; uncovers the fact that an "accidental?? drowning on a film shoot may have

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Our favorite clerical detective is back with four longer mysteries in which Canon Sidney Chambers attempts to stop a serial killer with a grievance against the clergy; investigates the disappearance of a famous painting after a distracting display of nudity by a French girl in an art gallery; uncovers the fact that an "accidental?? drowning on a film shoot may have been something more sinister; and discovers the reasons behind the theft of a baby from a hospital just before Christmas 1963.

In the meantime, Sidney wrestles with the problem of evil, attempts to fulfill the demands of his faithful Labrador, Dickens, and contemplates, as always, the nature of love.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
05/01/2014
Runcie's episodic (this one is in four parts) mysteries aptly capture British academia of the early 1960s. His clerical sleuth confronts deadly sin head-on in the third entry (after Sidney Chambers and the Perils of Night) in this highly regarded series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620406465
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
06/10/2014
Series:
Grantchester Mysteries , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
18,272
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

James Runcie is the son of the Archbishop of Canterbury, as well as director of the Bath Literary Festival and, prior to the Sidney Chambers series, author of four novels, The Discovery of Chocolate, The Color of Heaven, Canvey Island, and East Fortune. He is also an award-winning filmmaker and theater director and has scripted several films for the BBC. He directed a documentary following a year in the life of J. K. Rowling. James Runcie lives in London and Edinburgh.
James Runcie is an award-winning film-maker and the author of seven novels. Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death, the first in 'The Grantchester Mysteries' series, was published in 2012, soon followed by Sidney Chambers and The Perils of the Night, Sidney Chambers and The Problem of Evil, Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins and Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation. In October 2014, ITV launched Grantchester, a prime-time series starring James Norton as Sidney Chambers, with the second season airing in March 2016. In May 2016 James Runcie became Commissioning Editor for Arts at BBC Radio 4. He lives in London and Edinburgh.
www.jamesruncie.com
www.grantchestermysteries.com
@james_runcie

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Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil 4.2 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Page 174, hilarious comment about the mental abilities of the baby's father, Colin Sampson "not being able to organize a stag party for a herd of deer". Top cop does it again with his raucus sense of humor to Sidney's straightlaced demeanor,well done chaps!!!! C.N.Y.C.
Delphimo 26 days ago
I have enjoyed the Grantchester Mysteries on PBS, and the actual novel expounds on the series. The first book contains short stories on the different adventures that Canon Sidney Chambers encounters in his quest of serving God. My biggest beef with James Runcie becomes the omission of a table of contents at the beginning of the book. The stories introduce Sidney's meeting with each of the supporting characters such as Leonard, Amanda, Dickens, Mrs. Maguire, and Geordie. Each character plays a role in the life of Sidney in his quest of serving God and helping people to find God's love and understanding. The emphasis of each story gently reminds the reader of the good and bad emotions that push an individual into crime and murder. Friendship enters into every story as the rock that holds Sidney on his journey. I look forward to reading more of this series.
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