Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation

Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation

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Collects six new stories featuring the priest and part-time detective Sidney Chambers, in which he helps a youth in a hippie commune, a student who is divested of a family heirloom, and his former curate, who has been tied to an arson attack.

McMillan Palgrave

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 eagerly anticipated fifth installment in the Grantchester mystery series, now a major PBS television series as well.

& Taylor

Embarking on a 1969 summer against a backdrop of the moon landing and the race-driven cricket matches in apartheid South Africa, Sidney Chambers flexes his sleuthing skills to help multiple clients, including a youth in a hippie commune, a student who is divested of a family heirloom and his former curate, who has been tied to an arson attack. TV tie-in.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2016
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781632866196
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY RUN
Characteristics: 315 p. ;,22 cm.
Alternative Title: Dangers of temptation


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Nov 26, 2016

The fifth book in the Grantchester Mystery series. STORY COLLECTION.

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