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Christopher Fowler

Biography

Christopher Fowler

Christopher Fowler is the acclaimed author of the award-winning FULL DARK HOUSE and 12 other Peculiar Crimes Unit mysteries:THE WATER ROOM, SEVENTY-SEVEN CLOCKS, TEN SECOND STAIRCASE, WHITE CORRIDOR, THE VICTORIA VANISHES, BRYANT & MAY ON THE LOOSE, BRYANT & MAY OFF THE RAILS, THE MEMORY OF BLOOD, THE INVISIBLE CODE, BRYANT & MAY AND THE BLEEDING HEART, BRYANT & MAY AND THE BURNING MAN and BRYANT & MAY: STRANGE TIDE. In 2015, Fowler won the coveted Crime Writers’ Association Dagger in the Library Award in recognition for his body of work. He lives in London, where he is at work on his next Peculiar Crimes Unit novel.

Christopher Fowler

Books by Christopher Fowler

by Christopher Fowler - Fiction, Mystery

Along the River Thames, the body of a woman has been discovered chained to a stone post and left to drown. “The Bride in the Tide,” as the London press gleefully dubs her, has the Peculiar Crimes Unit stumped. Why wouldn’t the killer simply dump her body in the river as so many do? Arthur Bryant wonders if the answer lies in the mythology of the Thames itself. Unfortunately, the venerable detective seems to be losing his grip on reality. John May fears the worst, as Bryant starts hallucinating that he’s traveled back in time to solve the case. As more bodies are pulled from the river’s depths, May and the rest of the PCU find themselves in over their heads.

by Christopher Fowler - Fiction, Mystery

Enraged by a scandal involving a corrupt financier accused of insider trading, demonstrators are rioting outside the Findersbury Private Bank. But when someone hurls a Molotov cocktail at the bank’s front door, killing a homeless man on its steps, Bryant, May and the rest of the Peculiar Crimes Unit is called in. Is this an act of protest gone terribly wrong? Or a devious, premeditated murder? Their investigation heats up when a second victim is reported dead in similar fiery circumstances. May discovers the latest victim has ties to the troubled bank, and Bryant refuses to believe this is mere coincidence.

by Christopher Fowler - Fiction, Mystery

A teenager sees a dead man rise from his grave --- and moments later is killed in a sudden hit-and-run accident. Seven ravens housed in the impenetrable fortress that is the Tower of London vanish without a trace --- and legend has it that when the ravens leave, the city will fall. Arthur Bryant and John May must figure out how these two inexplicable, seemingly unrelated mysteries fit together as they begin an investigation that finds them confronting a group of latter-day body snatchers and exploring the corridors of an eerie funeral parlour, all to unearth the truth behind the gruesome legend of Bleeding Heart Yard.

by Christopher Fowler - Fiction, Mystery

Bryant and May, two of the sharpest minds in all of London, tackle one of the most confounding cases of their storied --- and eccentric --- careers. An ill-timed death, a powerful curse, a mad dowager, and a dead photographer are just a few of the ingredients in this puzzling stew. And so begins an investigation that will test the members of the Peculiar Crimes Unit to their limits.

by Christopher Fowler - Fiction, Mystery

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. The crime scene is most unusual, even for Bryant and May. In a locked bedroom without any trace of fingerprints or blood, the only sign of disturbance is a gruesome life-size puppet of Mr. Punch laying on the floor.

by Christopher Fowler - Fiction, Mystery

In 1837, less than a month after her 18th birthday, Alexandrina Victoria --- sheltered, small in stature, and female --- became Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. Yet from the moment William IV died, the young Queen startled everyone: abandoning her hated first name in favor of Victoria; insisting, for the first time in her life, on sleeping in a room apart from her mother; resolute about meeting with her ministers alone. Drawing on Victoria’s diaries as well as her own brilliant gifts for history and drama, Daisy Goodwin, brings the young queen even more richly to life in this magnificent novel.