Regular readers of the blog will know that I love good murder mystery. Whether it’s a book, a film or a TV series, I’m game. My shelves are overflowing with crime novels and I’ve been on the lookout for a new TV show to watch since (the utterly brilliant) Broadchurch came to an end last year. And then I discovered Grantchester.
Based on The Grantchester Mysteries, a series of novels written by James Runcie, Grantchester is now a major TV drama set in 1953 England. It’s not as intense as Broadchurch or some other shows out there (more like Midsomer Murders or Agatha Christie’s stories, I’d say) but it makes for great Monday night telly. I’m only halfway through the series as I’ve been quite busy lately and haven’t had time to catch up, but I would definitely recommend it if you haven’t seen it yet.
The reason why I’m writing about the show tonight is because I’ve been invited to the Bloomsbury Book Club’s Grantchester Christmas Special event on the 3rd December, and I’d love you to come along! It will be a fantastic evening and it’d be so lovely to meet fellow mystery and Grantchester fans.
In case you’re not convinced, author James Runcie and ITV scriptwriter Daisy Coulam will both be there discussing the the inspiration behind Sidney Chambers’ character and revealing the challenges of adapting the enchanting Sidney Chambers stories. Runcie and Coulam will reveal how Sidney Chambers’ investigations into suspect suicides, a scandalous jewellery theft, a shocking art forgery and unexplained deaths went from novel to screen.
If you’re still not convinced, there will be plenty of wine and a book signing with the creators of Grantchester. (And I’ll be there too. 😀 ) Tickets are available either with or without the book purchase and you don’t need to be a Bloomsbury Book Club member to come.
You’ll find all the info you need on the Bloomsbury Institute website – I hope to see you there!