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WATERMILL BOOK CLUB WITH JAMES RUNCIE

Fri 13 Jun 2014

Sidney Chambers and The Problem of Evil

The third in The Grantchester Mysteries series - six detective novels spanning thirty years of British history, now in development as a television series for ITV.

Canon Sidney Chambers is enjoying his first year of married life with his German bride Hildegard. But life is never quiet for long. He investigates a serial killer who has a grievance against the clergy; the disappearance of a famous painting; uncovers the fact that an ‘accidental’ drowning may not have been so accidental; and discovers the reasons behind the theft of a baby from a hospital in the run-up to Christmas, 1963. In the meantime, Sidney wrestles with the problem of evil, attempts to fulfil the demands of Dickens, his faithful Labrador, and contemplates, as always, the nature of love.

James Runcie is the Head of Literature at the Southbank Centre, an award-winning filmmaker and the author of six novels.

‘At last, an Anglican Father Brown... Each tale is beautifully crafted and surprising. I hope for many more volumes’ A.N. Wilson, Spectator