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Murder at the Monastery with Rev Richard Coles and the BBC Singers

BBC Singers/Sofi Jeannin

Rev Richard Coles standing in a walled garden, smiling at the camera

Ahead of the June publication of his new novel, Rev Richard Coles reads extracts of his new book, joining the BBC Singers who perform iconic choral classics to set the scene.

The monastic tradition has provided a rich tapestry of choral music over the last 1000 years, and alongside Gregorian chant is some of the best-loved choral music. 

Canon Daniel Clement has suffered a secret humiliation and to recover takes respite at the monastery where he was a novice. But the monastery doesn't allow the break he needs, for tensions are building there too. There is a death at the monastery, and Daniel thinks it might be murder.

Meanwhile back at Champton, Daniel is the subject of village gossip, his mother Audrey is up to something again, there's trouble at the dress shop, trouble up at the big house, and the puppies are running riot. As dark secrets unfold, can Daniel solve the mystery at the monastery without the help of Detective Seargeant Neil Vanloo?

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Milton Court Concert Hall