Septimus and the Minster Ghost

Stephen Chance
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ISBN 9780571244355 Format Paperback
Published 17/07/2008 Length 144 pages

About Book

The strange events begin with the breathless tale of a mysterious light shining from inside the Minster. Added to reports of ghostly organ music and a piercing scream heard at the dead of night, and the Dean of the Minster has good reason to contact Reverend Septimus Treloar, once a Chief Inspector in the CID. A bad dream, he decides. But before long the mystery deepens with the rumoured return of the ghost of an eighteenth-century organist. Could he have come back from the dead to haunt the Minster? Or will Septimus be able to use his policeman's nous once more to find the villain at the root of it all?

Septimus and the Minster Ghost is the second of Stephen Chance's hugely popular Septimus detective mysteries. First published in 1972, it again combines echoes of Dorothy L. Sayers and Agatha Christie, with the author's own characteristic wit and eccentricity.

  • About Stephen Chance

    Stephen Chance is the pseudonym of Philip William Turner. Born in British Colombia, Canada, in 1925 to English parents, he returned to England in 1926. He was raised in Leicestershire and served in the Royal Navy as an engineer from 1953 to 1946, before resuming his education at Worcester College, Oxford, graduating in 1949. He married in 1950 and was ordained as a priest in the Church of England the following year. The father of two children, he was awarded the Carnegie Medal in 1965 for his children's novel, The Grange at High Force. His young adult series starring Reverend Septimus, written under the name Stephen Chance, was published throughout the 1970s to huge popular acclaim. He died in 2006.

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