Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night by James Runcie
Thanks so much to my co-worker, Katie F, for introducing me to Sidney Chambers. I had heard about the Grantchester Mysteries on PBS, but hadn't had a chance to watch. Katie booktalked the first in the series (Sidney Chambers & and the Shadow of Death) at a staff meeting and I gave it a try. I am now obsessed and feel so lucky that I have a few more titles to read in the series and also have the PBS series to view!
This is the second entry that involves full time priest and part time detective Canon Sidney Chambers. Set in the late 1950s in Cambridge, Sidney and his best friend Inspector Geordie Keating (along with Sideny's wonderful lab Dickens) investigate a series of six interlinked mysteries.
If you enjoy old fashioned English mysteries, I highly recommend this series. You could start anywhere, but I suggest starting with the first so you can follow along with Sidney's possible romantic relationships. I think Sidney has quickly become one of my favorite characters.