The young and handsome vicar of the English village of Grantchester, Sidney never fancied himself a detective. But when a lovely parishioner approaches him with her suspicions about an apparent suicide, he realizes that his vocation - as well as his gentle charm - invites confidences from witnesses and suspects...and that he has a knack for uncovering the truth. Set in the 1950s, this delightful first volume in the Grantchester Series presents six interconnected capers - including a scandalous jewelry theft, a shocking art forgery, and a murder in a jazz club - in which the unconventional clergyman teams up with his drinking buddy Inspector Keating to solve the crimes. Along the way, Sydney ponders human nature, faith, and his own lackluster love life. It's such good, cozy fun that PBS adapted it for Masterpiece Mystery! (AG)
This title is part of our 2016 Mysteries Book a Month package.