Spalding bookshop’s pick for a good read

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Bookmark in Spalding has selected The Grantchester Mysteries: Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins by James Runcie as its book of the week.

Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins is the fourth of James Runcie’s delightful Grantchester Mysteries.

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 falls on a musician’s head; a school cricket match has an explosive finish; and on a holiday in Italy, Sidney is accused of stealing a priceless painting. On the home front, his new curate has become irritatingly popular with the parish and his daughter is starting to walk and talk.

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 Grantchester Mysteries’ series, was published in 2012, with other titles in the series following soon after.