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The Victoria Vanishes

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. What’s more, Arthur Bryant happened to see
one of the victims only moments before her death at the pub that
doesn’t exist. Indeed, this case is littered with clues that
defy everything the veteran detectives know about the habits of
serial killers, the methodology of crime, and the odds of making an
arrest. 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. 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. 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.

THE VICTORIA VANISHES © Copyright 2011 by Christopher
Fowler. Reprinted with permission by Bantam. All rights

The Victoria Vanishes
by Christopher Fowler

  • Publication Date: October 28, 2008
  • Genres: Fiction, Mystery
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN-10: 0553805029
  • ISBN-13: 9780553805024