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Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation

by James Runcie

Part of the Grantchester Series

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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.

Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation Synopsis

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...

The Grantchester Mysteries series:
1. Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death
2. Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night
3. Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil
4. Sidney Chambers and The Forgiveness of Sins
5. Sidney Chambers and The Dangers of Temptation
6. Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love

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Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in the series Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death. You can click here to read the full reviews.

  • Phylippa Smithson - 'A fun to read and certainly more meaty that an Agatha Christie.'
  • Elisabeth Thomas - 'Excellent read - very enjoyable.'
  • Cathy Small - 'Grantchester at its best. Canon Sidney Chambers is full time priest and part time detective. He seems to be in the wrong place and the wrong time or as a priest he is trusted to listen to the truth.'
  • Judith Sharp - 'The start of a wonderful series.  As well as being a detective series it is also a trip through time starting in the 50's.'
  • Evelyn Love-Gajardo - 'Fans of the Sidney Chambers series will not be disappointed by this book. If you haven't read any of the series, it will make you want to go back and read the rest.'
  • Marjorie Lacy - 'I did see the series on I.T.V. and really enjoyed it. Reading the book adds depth to Sydney's thinking and motivations that you don't get from a screen offering.'
  • Edel Waugh - 'There is thievery, murder, deception, and all sorts of red herrings! This was a fantastic read and I can't wait to read more in this series!'
  • Angie Rhodes - 'Sidney Chambers the lovable vicar...with his friend the roguish Inspector Geordie Keatiung they investigate, crime in a most unusual unconventional way. This book has them investigating everything from a suspected suicide, theft and murder.'
  • Jan Kirkcaldy - 'Having watched the TV series, I found this selection of short stories an enjoyable and easy read.'

Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation Press Reviews

'Those who would like an engaging summer read should pack James Runcie's latest tale of clerical detection, Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation' -- Alexander McCall Smith Observer

'The running theme is love and loyalty between friends and within the family ... Runcie has the gift of the born story-teller with an easy style that makes it hard to put the book aside' Daily Mail

'Perfect reading for a sunny English garden' Kate Saunders, The Times

'Runcie has honed his style of light, escapist, small-town crime stories to something approaching perfection' Herald

'Runcie works his magic using simple sentences, archetypal characters and a sense of suspense that creates an atmosphere of delicious anticipation' Independent

There is no reason at all why this series should not run and run and why Sidney Chambers should not occupy the same place in the pantheon as Miss Marple or Poirot' Catholic Herald

'I'm always searching for perfect deckchair escapism and Runcie's 'Grantchester Mysteries' tick all the boxes ... The clerical setting is perfect - Runcie is the son of a former archbishop, but it is his talent for old-fashioned storytelling that makes the magic' Saga

Follow the adventures of clergyman Sidney Chambers in six absorbing stories set in 1960s England' My Weekly

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ISBN: 9781408870235
Publication date: 09/02/2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408870235
Publication date: 9th February 2017
Author: James Runcie
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Books Behind TV & Film,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About James Runcie

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 ...

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