Do you enjoy a light and entertaining read? We do too!
We meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 11:00 am.
Our next discussion will be on Wednesday, September 6 at 11:00.
We’ll be watching the premier episode of Grantchester (at noon) after our book discussion which begins at 11:00. Join us whether you’ve read the book or just want to see this jazz loving vicar and his law enforcement ally solve mysteries in this PBS series.
Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie
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.
Our next read to be discussed on Wednesday, October 4 will be Ghost at Work by Carolyn Hart.