Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil

Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil
Author: James Runcie
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 1408850990
ISBN 13: 9781408850992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil Book Review:

The third in 'The Grantchester Mysteries' series - six detective novels spanning thirty years of British history

Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death

Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death
Author: James Runcie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-04-24
ISBN 10: 1608198588
ISBN 13: 9781608198580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death Book Review:

The first of the Grantchester Mysteries, and inspiration for the PBS/Masterpiece television series, finds Vicar Sidney Chambers beginning his career, as both a spiritual leader and a detective. 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.

Sidney Chambers and The Persistence of Love

Sidney Chambers and The Persistence of Love
Author: James Runcie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN 10: 1632867966
ISBN 13: 9781632867964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sidney Chambers and The Persistence of Love Book Review:

The eagerly anticipated sixth installment in the Grantchester Mysteries series, now a major PBS television series as well. The sixth book in the James Runcie's much-loved Granchester Mystery series, which has been adapted for Masterpiece's Grantchester starring James Norton, sees full-time priest, part-time detective Sidney Chambers plunged back into sleuthing when he discovers a body in a bluebell wood. It is May 1971 and the Cambridgeshire countryside is bursting into summer. Attending to his paternal duties, Archdeacon Sidney Chambers is walking in the woods with his daughter Anna and their aging Labrador, Byron, when they stumble upon a body. Beside the dead man lies a basket of wild flowers, all poisonous. And so it is that Sidney is thrust into another murder investigation, entering a world of hippies, folk singers, and psychedelic plants, where love triangles and permissive behavior seem to hide something darker. Despite the tranquil appearance of the Diocese of Ely, there is much to keep Sidney and his old friend, Detective Inspector Geordie Keating, as busy as ever. An historic religious text vanishes from a Cambridge college; Sidney's former flame, Amanda Richmond, gets a whiff of art-world corruption; and his nephew disappears in the long, hot summer of 1976. Meanwhile, Sidney comes face to face with the divine mysteries of life and love while wrestling with earthly problems--from parish scandals and an alarmingly progressive new secretary to his own domestic misdemeanors, the challenges of parenthood and a great loss.

Sidney Chambers and The Perils of the Night

Sidney Chambers and The Perils of the Night
Author: James Runcie
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-05-09
ISBN 10: 1408834111
ISBN 13: 9781408834114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sidney Chambers and The Perils of the Night Book Review:

Grantchester is now a major, prime-time six-part series for ITV 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? To make up his mind Sidney takes a trip abroad, only to find himself trapped in a web of international espionage just as the Berlin Wall is going up.

Sidney Chambers and The Forgiveness of Sins

Sidney Chambers and The Forgiveness of Sins
Author: James Runcie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-05-19
ISBN 10: 1632861062
ISBN 13: 9781632861061
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sidney Chambers and The Forgiveness of Sins Book Review:

The fourth in The Grantchester Mystery Series, and the inspiration for the primetime PBS/Masterpiece television series, Grantchester. The loveable full-time priest and part-time detective, Canon Sidney Chambers, continues his sleuthing adventures in 1960's Cambridge. 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 burn on her neck. Sidney's friend Amanda receives poison pen letters when at last she appears to be approaching matrimony. A firm of removal men 'accidentally' drop a Steinway piano on a musician's head outside a Cambridge college. During a cricket match, a group of schoolboys blow up their school Science Block. On a family holiday in Florence, Sidney is accused of the theft of a priceless painting. Meanwhile, on the home front, Sidney's new curate Malcolm seems set to become rather irritatingly popular with the parish; his baby girl Anna learns to walk and talk; Hildegard longs to get an au pair and Sidney is offered a promotion. Entertaining, suspenseful, thoughtful, moving and deeply humane, these six new stories are bound to delight the clerical detective's many fans.

Sidney Chambers and The Dangers of Temptation

Sidney Chambers and The Dangers of Temptation
Author: James Runcie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN 10: 163286567X
ISBN 13: 9781632865670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sidney Chambers and The Dangers of Temptation Book Review:

Grantchester Mysteries 5 The eagerly anticipated fifth installment in the Grantchester mystery series, now a major PBS television series. It's the summer of love in late 1960s. The Apollo 11 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 before a test series in apartheid South Africa. In the midst of all this change, Sidney Chambers, the loveable English clergyman, continues his amateur sleuthing investigations. A bewitching divorcée enlists Sidney's help in convincing her son to leave a hippie commune' at a soiree on Grantchester Meadows during May Week celebrations, a student is divested of a family heirloom; Amanda's marriage runs into trouble; Sidney and Hildegard holiday behind the Iron Curtain; Mrs. Maguire's husband returns from the dead; and an arson attack in Cambridge leads Sidney to uncover a cruel cast of blackmail involving his former curate. In the rare gaps between church and crime, Sidney struggles with a persistent case of toothache, has his first flutter at the Newmarket races, and witnesses the creation of a classic rock song. Charming, witty, intelligent, and filled with a strong sense of compassion, these six new stories are guaranteed to satisfy and delight this clerical detective's many fans.

The Road to Grantchester

The Road to Grantchester
Author: James Runcie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-03-21
ISBN 10: 1408886847
ISBN 13: 9781408886847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road to Grantchester Book Review:

The captivating prequel to the treasured Grantchester series follows the life, loves and losses of a young Sidney Chambers in post-war London It is 1938, and eighteen-year-old Sidney Chambers is dancing the quickstep with Amanda Kendall at her brother Robert's birthday party at the Caledonian Club. No one can believe, on this golden evening, that there could ever be another war. Returning to London seven years later, Sidney has gained a Military Cross, and lost his best friend on the battlefields of Italy. The carefree youth that he and his friends were promised has been blown apart, just like the rest of the world – and Sidney, carrying a terrible, secret guilt, must decide what to do with the rest of his life. But he has heard a call: constant, though quiet, and growing ever more persistent. To the incredulity of his family and the derision of his friends – the irrepressible actor Freddie, and the beautiful, spiky Amanda – Sidney must now negotiate his path to God: the course of which, much like true love, never runs smooth. The touching, engaging and surprising origin story of the Grantchester Mysteries's beloved Archdeacon, Sidney Chambers, The Road to Grantchester will delight new and old fans alike.

East Fortune

East Fortune
Author: James Runcie
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-06-01
ISBN 10: 1408833662
ISBN 13: 9781408833667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

East Fortune Book Review:

Jack Henderson, estranged from his ex-wife and grown-up daughters, is involved in a horrific accident. His younger brother Douglas begins an affair with a woman he barely knows, risking everything. And Angus, the eldest of the Henderson boys, finds himself suddenly in freefall having unexpectedly been laid off from his job. As the three brothers head to their childhood home in East Fortune for their annual summer gathering, they brace themselves against sibling rivalries and parental expectations. East Fortune is a moving story about life and love, chance and hope, and how families survive.

Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night

Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night
Author: James Runcie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury USA
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-05-21
ISBN 10: 9781608199518
ISBN 13: 1608199517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night Book Review:

The second book in The Grantchester Mystery Series, and the inspiration for the primetime PBS/Masterpiece television series, Grantchester. The loveable full time priest and part time detective Canon Sidney Chambers continues his sleuthing adventures in late 1950's Cambridge. Accompanied by his faithful Labrador Dickens, and working in tandem with the increasingly exasperated Inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney is called on to investigate the unexpected fall of a Cambridge don from the roof of King's College Chapel; a case of arson at a glamor photographer's studio; and the poisoning of Zafar Ali, Grantchester's finest spin bowler, in the middle of a crucial game of cricket. As he pursues his quietly probing inquiries, Sidney also has to decide on the vexed question of marriage. Can he choose between the rich, glamorous socialite Amanda Kendall and Hildegard Staunton, a beguiling German widow three years his junior? To help him make up his mind Sidney takes a trip abroad, only to find himself trapped in a complex web of international espionage just as the Berlin Wall is going up. Here are six interlocking adventures that combine mystery with morality, and criminality with charm.

Rooms with a View

Rooms with a View
Author: Sabine Rewald
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1588394131
ISBN 13: 9781588394132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rooms with a View Book Review:

Catalog of an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April 5-July 4, 2011.

The Grantchester Mysteries

The Grantchester Mysteries
Author: James Runcie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 2224
Release: 2021-07-06
ISBN 10: 163557921X
ISBN 13: 9781635579215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grantchester Mysteries Book Review:

The complete collection of the beloved Grantchester Mysteries series--the inspiration for the PBS Masterpiece TV Show starring James Norton. After fighting in World War II and hearing the call to the priesthood, Sidney Chambers begins his career as a full-time priest and part-time detective in the English countryside in 1953. Over the course of the two decades and six books that follow, he finds himself investigating all life's mysteries--from robberies and murders to the larger questions of the meaning of life and death and the nature of sin and forgiveness. Entertaining, suspenseful, and deeply humane, these charming mysteries are bound to delight fans new and old. The Road to Grantchester Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death Sidney Chambers and The Perils of the Night Sidney Chambers and The Problem of Evil Sidney Chambers and The Forgiveness of Sins Sidney Chambers and The Dangers of Temptation Sidney Chambers and The Persistence of Love

Under the Dragon s Tail

Under the Dragon s Tail
Author: Maureen Jennings
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-02-24
ISBN 10: 1551992817
ISBN 13: 9781551992815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under the Dragon s Tail Book Review:

Women rich and poor come to her, desperate and in dire need of help – and discretion. Dolly Merishaw is a midwife and an abortionist in Victorian Toronto, but although she keeps quiet about her clients’ condition, her contempt for them and her greed leaves every one of them resentful and angry. So it comes as no surprise to Detective William Murdoch when this malicious woman is murdered. What is a shock, though, is that a week later a young boy is found dead in Dolly’s squalid kitchen. Now, Murdoch isn’t sure if he’s hunting one murderer – or two.

Sidney Chambers and The Dangers of Temptation

Sidney Chambers and The Dangers of Temptation
Author: James Runcie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-06-02
ISBN 10: 140887024X
ISBN 13: 9781408870242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sidney Chambers and The Dangers of Temptation Book Review:

Grantchester Mysteries 5 The eagerly anticipated fifth instalment in The Grantchester Mysteries series, now a major ITV drama Archdeacon Sidney Chambers is beginning to think that the life of a full-time priest (and part-time detective) is not easy. So when a bewitching divorcee in a mink coat interrupts Sidney's family lunch asking him to help locate her missing son, he hopes it will be an open and shut case. The last thing he expects is to be dragged into the mysterious workings of a sinister cult, or to find himself tangled up in another murder investigation. But, as always, the village of Grantchester is not as peaceful as it seems... From the theft of an heirloom to an ominous case of blackmail, Sidney is once again rushed off his feet in this eagerly anticipated fifth instalment in The Grantchester Mysteries series.

The Great Passion

The Great Passion
Author: James Runcie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2022-03-15
ISBN 10: 1635570697
ISBN 13: 9781635570694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Passion Book Review:

From acclaimed bestselling author James Runcie, a meditation on grief and music, told through the story of Bach's writing of the St. Matthew Passion. In 1727, Stefan Silbermann is a grief-stricken thirteen-year-old, struggling with the death of his mother and his removal to a school in distant Leipzig. Despite his father's insistence that he try not to think of his mother too much, Stefan is haunted by her absence, and, to make matters worse, he's bullied by his new classmates. But when the school's cantor, Johann Sebastian Bach, takes notice of his new pupil's beautiful singing voice and draws him from the choir to be a soloist, Stefan's life is permanently changed. Over the course of the next several months, and under Bach's careful tutelage, Stefan's musical skill progresses, and he is allowed to work as a copyist for Bach's many musical works. But mainly, drawn into Bach's family life and away from the cruelty in the dorms and the lonely hours of his mourning, Stefan begins to feel at home. When another tragedy strikes, this time in the Bach family, Stefan bears witness to the depths of grief, the horrors of death, the solace of religion, and the beauty that can spring from even the most profound losses. Joyous, revelatory, and deeply moving, The Great Passion is an imaginative tour de force that tells the story of what it was like to sing, play, and hear Bach's music for the very first time.

No Known Grave

No Known Grave
Author: Maureen Jennings
Publsiher: Tom Tyler Mystery
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-05-10
ISBN 10: 0771043465
ISBN 13: 9780771043468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Known Grave Book Review:

From the well-known author whose books inspired the wildly popular Murdoch Mysteries TV series, comes the third WWII-era DI Tom Tyler mystery; for fans of Foyle's War, wartime dramas, and, of course, Maureen Jennings! It's summer, 1942, and after a tough couple of years, DI Tom Tyler is making a fresh start in Ludlow, Shropshire. On the outskirts of town, St. Anne's Convalescent Hospital, staffed by nursing sisters who are Anglican nuns, has been established in an old manor house to help victims of the war to recover. After a horrifying double murder is discovered on the grounds, Tyler must figure out how the crime could have occurred in such a secluded and presumably impenetrable place, where most of the patients are unable to walk or are blind, or both, not to mention deeply traumatized. To add to the puzzle, Tyler begins almost immediately to receive mysterious letters recounting terrible crimes far away. He realizes that he is not only seeking the murderer, but that the horrors of the war are closing in on this place that was meant to be a refuge. Maureen Jennings, beloved author of the Murdoch novels that inspired the popular TV series (known as The Artful Detective in the US), surpasses herself in this vivid portrayal of wartime Britain, brilliantly blending a classic murder mystery with a deeply human story of how the effects of war live on far from the fields of battle.

Tom s Midnight Garden

Tom s Midnight Garden
Author: Philippa Pearce
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 233
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780192717771
ISBN 13: 0192717774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tom s Midnight Garden Book Review:

"Tom is not prepared for what is about to happen when he hears the grandfather clock strike thirteen. Outside the back door is a garden, which everyone tells him does not exist."--Page 4 de la couverture.

Historical Noir

Historical Noir
Author: Barry Forshaw
Publsiher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-04-26
ISBN 10: 0857301365
ISBN 13: 9780857301369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Noir Book Review:

It's one of the most successful - and surprising - of phenomena in the entire crime fiction genre: detectives (and proto-detectives) solving crimes in earlier eras. There is now an army of historical sleuths operating from the mean streets of ancient Rome to the Cold War era of the 1950s. And this astonishingly varied offshoot of the crime genre, as well as keeping bookshop tills ringing, is winning a slew of awards, notably the prestigious CWA Historical Dagger. Barry Forshaw, one of the UK s leading experts on crime fiction, has written a lively, wide-ranging and immensely informed history of the genre, which might be said to have begun in earnest with Ellis Peters crime-solving monk Brother Cadfael in the 1970s and Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose in 1980 (with another monkish detective), but which has now taken readers to virtually every era and locale in the past. As in earlier entries in his Noir series, Forshaw has produced the perfect reader's guide to a fascinating field; every major writer is considered, often through a concentration on one or two key books, and exciting new talents are highlighted. 'Historical Noir covers crime novels (and their authors) set in ancient Greece and beyond to the 1950s ... what a splendid, varied bunch Forshaw provides' - Times 'A very worthy addition to this great series' - Crime Squad Look out for the other books in Barry Forshaw's Noir series, Euro Noir, Nordic Noir, Brit Noir and American Noir, and for his latest book, Crime Fiction: A Reader's Guide.

Beware This Boy

Beware This Boy
Author: Maureen Jennings
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-11-06
ISBN 10: 0771043147
ISBN 13: 9780771043147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beware This Boy Book Review:

November, 1940. Tom Tyler, Detective Inspector of the small Shropshire town of Whitchurch, is a troubled man. The preceding summer had been a dark one for Britain, and even darker for Tom's own family and personal life. So he jumps at the opportunity to help out in the nearby city of Birmingham, where an explosion in a munitions factory has killed or badly injured several of the young women who have taken on dangerous work in support of the war effort. At first, it seems more than likely the explosion was an accident, and Tom has only been called in because the forces are stretched thin. But as he talks to the employees of the factory, inner divisions -- between the owner and his employees, between unionists and workers who fear communist infiltration -- begin to appear. Put that together with an AWOL young soldier who unwittingly puts all those he loves at risk and a charming American documentary filmmaker who may be much more than he seems, and you have a page-turning novel that bears all the hallmarks of Maureen Jennings' extraordinary talent: a multi-faceted mystery, vivid characters, snappy dialogue, and a pitch-perfect sense of the era of the Blitz, when the English were pushed to their limits and responded with a courage and resilience that still inspires.

The Great Passion

The Great Passion
Author: James Runcie
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2022-03-31
ISBN 10: 1408885522
ISBN 13: 9781408885529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Passion Book Review:

'A wise, refreshing novel, and a touching human story ... Runcie has an expert imagination' HILARY MANTEL Love and Death. Grief and Joy. Music that lasts forever. Leipzig, 1726. Eleven-year-old Stefan Silbermann, a humble organ-maker's son, has just lost his mother. Sent to Leipzig to train as a singer in the St Thomas Church choir, he struggles to stay afloat in a school where the teachers are as casually cruel as the students. Stefan's talent draws the attention of the Cantor – Johann Sebastian Bach. Eccentric, obsessive and kind, he rescues Stefan from the miseries of school by bringing him into his home as an apprentice. Soon Stefan feels that this ferociously clever, chaotic family is his own. But when tragedy strikes, Stefan's period of sanctuary in their household comes to a close. Something is happening, though. In the depths of his loss, the Cantor is writing a new work: the Saint Matthew Passion, to be performed for the first time on Good Friday. As Stefan watches the work rehearsed, he realises he is witness to the creation of one of the most extraordinary pieces of music that has ever been written. '[A] moving and fascinating portrait of a rare moment in musical history ... memorable and rewarding' LUCY JAGO

Ethnicity Gender and Diversity

Ethnicity  Gender  and Diversity
Author: Peter Robson,Jennifer L. Schulz
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2018-12-17
ISBN 10: 149857291X
ISBN 13: 9781498572910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethnicity Gender and Diversity Book Review:

This collection analyzes the most popular law and justice TV series in eight different countries, paying particular attention to ethnicity, gender, and diversity. It is the first transnational, empirical look at diversity on legal-themed TV series and thus provides an important link between law, TV, and real life.