The Victoria Vanishes: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery

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Bantam #ad - Indeed, the methodology of crime, this case is littered with clues that defy everything the veteran detectives know about the habits of serial killers, and the odds of making an arrest. A lost funeral urn, the eighteenth-century mystic Emanuel Swedenborg, the Knights Templars, the secret history of pubs, and the discovery of an astounding religious relic may be enough to convince one of the pair to take back his resignation letter.

Now, with the public on the verge of panic and their superiors determined to shut the PCU down for good, Detectives Bryant and May must rise to the occasion in defense of two great English traditions—the pub and the Peculiar Crimes Unit. That’s easier said than done. What’s more, arthur bryant happened to see one of the victims only moments before her death at the pub that doesn’t exist.

The Victoria Vanishes: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery #ad - . But with bryant consulting a memory specialist and May encountering a brush with mortality, do the Peculiar Crimes Unit’s two living legends have enough life left to stop a murderous conspiracy…and a deadly cupid targeting one of their own. It’s a case tailor-made for the Peculiar Crimes Unit. A lonely hearts killer is targeting middle-aged women at some of England’s most well-known pubs—including one torn down eighty years ago.

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Bryant & May on the Loose: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery

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Bantam #ad - It’s the kind of case that Bryant and May live to solve. Bonus: this edition contains an excerpt from Christopher Fowler’s Bryant & May off the Rails. The peculiar crimes Unit is no more—disbanded, finished, kaput. And it could be the one that finally kills them. After years of defying the odds and infuriating their superiors, detectives Arthur Bryant and John May have finally crossed the line.

While bryant takes to his bed, his bathrobe, and his esoteric books, the rest of the team takes to the streets looking for new careers—until one of them stumbles upon a gruesome murder. Now the unit is back for an encore performance—in a rented office with no computer network, no legal authority, and a broken toilet.

Bryant & May on the Loose: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery #ad - They’ve got until the end of the week to solve a mystery with links to gangland crime, the 2012 London Olympics, and a half-man, half-stag creature that’s carrying off young women.

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White Corridor: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery

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Bantam #ad - From using crackpot psychics to cutting-edge forensics, Arthur Bryant and John May are famous for their maddeningly unorthodox approach to solving crimes that the ordinary police cannot. And to make matters worse, the unit has been shut down for a forced “vacation” and Bryant and May are stuck in a van miles away in the Dartmoor countryside during a freak snowstorm on their way to a convention of psychics.

Now, with sergeant janice longbright in charge at headquarters, Bryant and May must crack the case by cell phone while trying to stop a second murder without freezing to death. For among the line of snowed-in vehicles, a killer is on the prowl, a beautiful woman is on the run from a man who seeks either redemption or another victim, and an innocent child is caught in the middle.

White Corridor: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery #ad - Weaving together two electrifying cases, deny, white corridor is an unforgettable triumph—by turns hilarious and harrowing—as two of detective fiction’s most marvelous characters confront one of human nature’s darkest mysteries: the ability to deceive, and destroy. Now christopher fowler, “a new master of the classical detective story, ”* brings back crime detection’s oddest—and oldest—couple to solve the ultimate locked room mystery.

It’s an “impossible” crime—a member of the Peculiar Crimes Unit killed inside a locked autopsy room populated only by the dead and to which only four PCU members had a key.

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Ten Second Staircase: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery

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Bantam #ad - As implausible as the boy’s story sounds, bryant and May take it seriously when “The Highwayman” is spotted again, striking a dramatic pose at the scene of his next outlandish murder. As the tabloids look to make a quick bundle on “highwayman fever, ” bryant and May, May’s agoraphobic granddaughter, find themselves sorting out a case involving an unlikely combination of artistic rivalries, sleazy sex affairs, the Knights Templars, April, along with the newest member of the Unit, and street gang feuds.

According to twelve-year-old Luke Tripp, the killer was a cape-clad highwayman atop a black stallion. The peculiar crimes unit is one murder away from being closed down for good–and that murder could be their own. To do it, including myth, they’re going to have to use every orthodox–and unorthodox–means at their disposal, witchcraft, and the psychogeographic history of the city’s “monsters, ” past and present.

Ten Second Staircase: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery #ad - And if one unsolvable crime weren’t enough, this case has disturbing links to a decades-old killing spree that nearly destroyed the partnership of Bryant and May once before…and may again. No suspects, no motive, no evidence–it’s business as usual for the Unit’s cantankerous founding partners, Arthur Bryant and John May.

It’s a crime tailor-made for the Peculiar Crimes Unit: a controversial artist is murdered and displayed as part of her own outrageous installation. Whatever the killer’s real identity, he seems intent on killing off a string of minor celebrities while becoming one himself. But this time they have an eyewitness.

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The Memory of Blood: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery

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Bantam #ad - Spiced with a little screwball-comedy dialogue and a touch of the occult. The washington Post   “Great fun. The seattle Times. In a locked bedroom without any trace of fingerprints or blood, the only sign of disturbance is a gruesome life-size puppet of Mr. Everyone at the party is a suspect, and the assistant stage manager, including the corrupt producer, the dour set designer, the rakish male lead, who is the wild daughter of a prominent government official.

It’s this last fact that threatens the peculiar Crimes Unit’s investigation, wary of the team’s eccentric methods, as the government’s Home Office, seeks to throw them off the case. Now the indomitable duo of arthur bryant and john May, along with the rest of their quirky team, return to solve a confounding case with dark ties to the British theater and a killer who may mean curtains for all involved.

For the crew of the new strand theatre, the play The Two Murderers seems less performance than prophecy when a cast party ends in the shocking death of the theater owner’s son. Punch laying on the floor. But the nimble minds of Bryant and May are not so easily deterred. Christopher fowler’s acclaimed Peculiar Crimes Unit novels crackle with sly wit, lively suspense, and twists as chilling as London’s fog.

The Memory of Blood: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery #ad - Delving into the history of the london theater and the disturbing origins of Punch and Judy, the detectives race to find the maniacal killer before he reaches his even deadlier final act. Whip-smart and endlessly entertaining, The Memory of Blood is an ingeniously intricate mystery from the deliciously inventive Christopher Fowler.

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Bryant & May off the Rails: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery

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Bantam #ad - Facing a shutdown, bryant and May learn that their man, expertly disguised, has struck again in the world’s oldest subway system. A search of his home yields no clues. As the city blithely goes about its way, bryant and may, as tales of ghost stations and Underground legends emerge, men of opposite methods, are each getting closer to what lies hidden at the heart of London’s celebrated Tube—and to the madness that is driving their man to murder.

Sophisticated, bewitch, fast-paced,  bryant & may off the Rails is Christopher Fowler dead on track and at the height of his power to beguile, and confounding until its final twist, and entertain. Bonus: this edition contains an excerpt from Christopher Fowler's The Memory of Blood. Praise for bryant & may off the rails“Life always seems livelier whenever Arthur Bryant and John May are on a case.

Bryant & May off the Rails: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery #ad - The new york times book review “Fowler, sly, like his crime-solvers, is deadpan, and always unexpectedly inventive. Entertainment Weekly. The peculiar crimes Unit knows only this: Somehow Mr. Christopher fowler’s peculiar Crimes Unit novels have been hailed for their originality, suspense, and unforgettable characters.

Now arthur bryant, john may, and their team of proud eccentrics have been given only one week to hunt down a murderer they’ve already caught once—and who is now luring them down into the darkest shadows of the London Underground.

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Seventy-Seven Clocks: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery

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Bantam #ad - The killer they’re chasing has a dark history, a habit of staying hidden, and time itself on his side. The odd couple of detection—the brilliant but cranky detectives of London’s Peculiar Crimes Unit—return in a tense, atmospheric new thriller that keeps you guessing until the final page. Then a guest at the exclusive Savoy Hotel is fatally bitten by what appears to be a marshland snake.

This time bryant and may are up against a series of bizarre murders that defy human understanding—and a killer no human hand may be able to stop. A mysterious stranger in outlandish Edwardian garb defaces a painting in the National Gallery. Art vandalism, pornography, gilbert and Sullivan musicals, rat poison, an exploding suspect, secret societies…and not a single suspect in sight.

Seventy-Seven Clocks: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery #ad - Detectives john may and arthur bryant may have finally met their match, and this time they’re really working against the clock…. An outbreak of increasingly bizarre crimes has hit London—and, fittingly, come to the attention of the Peculiar Crimes Unit.

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The Invisible Code: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery

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Bantam #ad - Bride’s church—alone and showing no apparent signs of trauma—Arthur Bryant assumes this  case will go to the Peculiar Crimes Unit, an eccentric team tasked with solving London’s most puzzling murders. When a young woman is found dead in the pews of St. Quick thinking and artful understatement. If you haven’t indulged you are really missing out.

And as they are drawn into a world of encrypted codes and symbols, concealed rooms and high-society clubs, they must work quickly to catch a killer who lurks even closer than they think. Yet the city police take over the investigation, and the PCU is given an even more baffling and bewitching assignment.

The Invisible Code: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery #ad - The invisible Code has immense charm. He’s giving us two for the price of one here. Lee child. Fowler creates a fine blend of vivid descriptions,. Christopher Fowler is something of a British national treasure.

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Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery

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Bantam #ad - A charming and intriguing mystery mixed with marvelous characters. Darkly funny and fast-paced, bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart is a brilliantly twisting puzzle, conjured from the inventive mind of Christopher Fowler. Praise for bryant & may and the Bleeding Heart   “Let’s talk about guilty pleasures.

. I sensed sir arthur conan Doyle, Ed McBain and Agatha Christie nodding in approval. George’s garden, scene of the unfortunate incident of resurrection, is right up Arthur Bryant’s dark alley. And mine. Marilyn stasio, the new york Times Book Review   “Delectably droll. A historic burial ground like St.

Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery #ad - And when a cemetery becomes the scene of a crime, neither secrets—nor bodies—stay buried. These stories are witty, challenging, engrossing, informative and incredibly well written. Christopher fowler’s snarky writing elevates what could be dull or routine and makes it a true joy to read. Rt book reviews“make bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart the next book you read.

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Bryant & May and the Burning Man: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery

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Bantam #ad - But with their beloved city engulfed in turmoil, they’ll have to work fast to hold a sinister killer’s feet to the fire. May discovers the latest victim has ties to the troubled bank, and Bryant refuses to believe this is mere coincidence. In the week before guy Fawkes Night, London’s peaceful streets break out in sudden unrest.

As the riots grow more intense and the body count climbs, Bryant and May hunt for a killer who’s adopting incendiary methods of execution, anarchy, on a snaking trail of clues with roots in London’s history of rebellion, and harsh justice. Grade: a”—the plain dealer “fowler is even better than usual at getting readers to care about his squad of misfits.

Bryant & May and the Burning Man: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery #ad - Publishers weekly “not even arthur Bryant’s alarming behavior can dampen the twelfth installment in the most joyously inventive mystery series of our time. Kirkus reviews “Fascinating and intriguing. But when someone hurls a molotov cocktail at the bank’s front door, Bryant, May, killing a homeless man on its steps, and the rest of the Peculiar Crimes Unit is called in.

Fowler takes delight in stuffing his books with esoteric facts; together with a cast of splendidly eccentric characters and corkscrew plots, verve and some apposite social commentary, wit, they make for unbeatable fun.

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Bryant & May: Strange Tide: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery

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Bantam #ad - Near the tower of london, along the River Thames, the body of a woman has been discovered chained to a stone post and left to drown. There had better be a method to bryant’s madness—because, as more bodies are pulled from the river’s depths, his partner and the rest of the PCU find themselves in over their heads.

The venerable detective seems to be losing his grip on reality. Fowler’s small but ardent American following deserves to get much larger. Janet maslin, the new york times   “The most delightfully, wickedly entertaining duo in crime fiction. The plain dealer   “Captivating. The seattle times   “Dazzling.

The denver post   “Thrilling. Chicago Tribune. The peculiar crimes unit faces its most baffling case yet—and if Bryant and May can’t rise to the challenge, the entire unit may go under. May fears the worst, as bryant rapidly descends from merely muddled to one stop short of Barking, hallucinating that he’s traveled back in time to solve the case.

Bryant & May: Strange Tide: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery #ad - Praise for christopher fowler’s ingenious novels featuring the Peculiar Crimes Unit   “Fowler, is deadpan, sly, like his crime-solvers, and always unexpectedly inventive. Entertainment weekly   “an imaginative funhouse of a world where sage minds go to expand their vistas and sharpen their wits.

Marilyn stasio, wit, verve and some apposite social commentary, The New York Times Book Review   “Fowler takes delight in stuffing his books with esoteric facts; together with a cast of splendidly eccentric characters and corkscrew plots, they make for unbeatable fun.

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