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James Runcie - Author


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 Granchester 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-gime 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.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by James Runcie

Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love by James Runcie
Reader Reviewed Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love
James Runcie
Charming, atmospheric, and compellingly crafted, The Grantchester Mysteries are the very epitome of cosy crime, with a quintessential English detective for a hero. No wonder, then, that this is the sleuthing Archdeacon’s sixth literary outing, and that the TV adaptation...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/05/2017
Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation by James Runcie
Reader Reviewed Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation
James Runcie
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 the fifth instalment in The Grantchester Mysteries series.
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017
Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins by James Runcie
Reader Reviewed Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins
James Runcie
Loveable full-time priest and part-time detective Canon Sidney Chambers is back, continuing his investigations. A mysterious stranger seeks sanctuary in Grantchester's church; a shooting weekend in the country has a sinister end; a friend receives poison pen letters; a piano...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night by James Runcie
Reader Reviewed Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night
James Runcie
A clever and charming series, cosy crime at its finest, with each book taking the form of six linked short mysteries and the entire series spanning from Elizabeth II’s coronation to Charles and Diana’s wedding. It would be a pity...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/03/2016
Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil by James Runcie
Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil
James Runcie
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. Sidney wrestles with the problem of evil, attempts to fulfil...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie
Reader Reviewed Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death
James Runcie
From the son of the former Archbishop of Canterbury, this is the first of The Grantchester Mysteries, six detective novels spanning thirty years of British history - from the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 to the wedding of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2014
Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil by James Runcie
Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil
James Runcie
A clever and charming series, cosy crime at its finest, with each book taking the form of six linked short mysteries and the entire series spanning from Elizabeth II’s coronation to Charles and Diana’s wedding. It would be a pity...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/05/2014
Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night by James Runcie
Reader Reviewed Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night
James Runcie
A clever and charming series, cosy crime at its finest, with each book taking the form of six linked short mysteries and the entire series spanning from Elizabeth II’s coronation to Charles and Diana’s wedding. It would be a pity...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2014
Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie
Reader Reviewed Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death
James Runcie
From the son of the former Archbishop of Canterbury, this is the first of The Grantchester Mysteries, six detective novels spanning thirty years of British history - from the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 to the wedding of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/05/2012
Canvey Island by James Runcie
Canvey Island
James Runcie
Each chapter is narrated by alternating characters which gives the novel extra depth as we see events from the point of view of the particular person narrating. With the passing of time from post World War II England through to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2007

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