Good grief! I feel like saying “We interrupt your schedule with this breaking news about Cozy Mystery television viewing!” I feel like I have to hurry up and tell you about this, so you can set up your DVRs or rearrange your schedules in order to make sure you’re in front of your televisions this coming Sunday night!
It looks like we are in for a Cozy Mystery television movie treat! A new mystery series will be starting up soon >>> this time another entry in the PBS Masterpiece Mystery! series. Grantchester will begin airing starting this Sunday (January 18, 2015), with a total of six weekly episodes airing through the rest of January and February. Starring Masterpiece veterans James Norton as young vicar Sidney Chambers and Robson Green as Inspector Geordie Keating, Grantchester looks like it’s going to be good Cozy Mystery fun!
From the Cozy perspective, Grantchester looks very promising >>> it’s got a lot of the standard Cozy Mystery hallmarks – such as being set in an idyllic village with a surprising number of dark secrets, amateur sleuthing, and best of all >>> it’s British! It’s based on the Grantchester Mysteries written by James Runcie.
In the New York Times Sunday Book Review, James Runcie’s first mystery in his Grantchester Series (Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death) was said to be “the coziest of cozy murder mysteries … set in a quaint English village during the 1950s and featuring a young Anglican vicar who finds spiritual inspiration in criminal investigation.”
I’ve not yet had time to read it. Well, now I’ll at least be able to enjoy the TV adaptation!
So, as I mentioned above, go set your DVRs! Right now!