Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night : Sidney Chambers

  • by James Runcie
  • Narrated by Peter Wickham
  • Series: Sidney Chambers
  • 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

1955: Canon Sidney Chambers, loveable priest and part-time detective, is back. Accompanied by his faithful Labrador, Dickens, and the increasingly exasperated Inspector Geordie Keating, Sidney is called to investigate the unexpected fall of a Cambridge don from the roof of King's College Chapel; a case of arson at a glamour photographer's studio and the poisoning of Zafar Ali, Grantchester's finest spin bowler.
Alongside his sleuthing, Sidney has other problems. Can he decide between his dear friend the glamorous socialite Amanda Kendall and Hildegard Staunton, the beguiling German widow? To make up his mind Sidney takes a trip abroad, only to find himself trapped in a web of international espionage just as the Berlin Wall is going up.

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A Sunday afternoon book

What did you like most about Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night?

I like the characters, I enjoyed the overall plot arc, the very idealised view of country life and its a very easy read without being childish.


What other book might you compare Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night to, and why?

None, but its quite like Midsummer Murders, Morse and Father Brown TV shows for very obvious reasons though there is a bit more love interest than all three.


What does Peter Wickham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I think he is able to get across some of the gruff pomposity of some of the members of the University etc without detracting from other more reflective moments.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not massively, though the ending was nice


Any additional comments?

My main criticism is that the author does spend a bit too much trying to make some of the people in the books seem important, clever, high achievers etc and it just feels a bit too much though I accept it puts the book in its historical concept.
That said, I'd buy the next in the series, if one comes out. I like it, its not too taxing, is enjoyable, engaging and really just rather pleasant; like a cool beer on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

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- BP1

another six short stories.

Any additional comments?

I liked 5 out of the 6 stories that one being the one about cricket. I'm not a fan even though I have heard of colin cowdrey and Freddie Truman. all the others I enjoyed.

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- Mrs. K. I. Richards

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-06-2013
  • Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd