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Bryant & May: Hall of Mirrors: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery

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Bryant & May: Hall of Mirrors: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery

The critics are mad for Christopher Fowler, his irascible creations Bryant and May, and the Peculiar author’s gift for writing classic mysteries with delightfully uncommon twists. Entertainment Weekly calls Fowler “deadpan, sly, and always unexpectedly inventive,” while The Guardian admires his “splendidly eccentric characters [and] corkscrew plots.” This new novel is no exception. As the Swinging Sixties paint dreary London a DayGlo rainbow, Detectives Arthur Bryant and John May find themselves caught in the middle of a good, old-fashioned manor house murder mystery.

Hard to believe, but even positively ancient sleuths like Bryant and May of the Peculiar Crimes Unit were young once…or at least younger. Flashback to London 1969.

After accidentally sinking a barge painted like the Yellow Submarine, Bryant and May are relegated to baby-sitting one Monty Hatton-Jones, the star prosecution witness in the trial of a disreputable developer whose prefabs are prone to collapse.

The task proves unexpectedly challenging when their unruly charge insists on attending a party at the vast estate Tavistock Hall. With falling stone gryphons, secret passageways, rumors of a mythical beast and an all-too-real dismembered corpse, the bedeviled policemen soon find themselves with “a proper country house murder” on their hands.

Bryant & May: Hall of Mirrors: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery
by Christopher Fowler

  • Publication Date: December 4, 2018
  • Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Suspense
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN-10: 1101887095
  • ISBN-13: 9781101887097