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The Victoria Vanishes by Christopher Fowler
  

The Victoria Vanishes

Part of the Bryant and May Series
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Bryant and May, like Holmes and Watson, Morse and Lewis or Poirot and Hastings are a detailed and engaging pair. This time they investigate a murder in connection with a pub that does not exist. Part fascinating London history, part social commentary, wholly enjoyable, this, like all Fowler’s mysteries, keeps you guessing and leaves you longing for the next one. If you don’t know this cantankerous pair it is time you were introduced.

Comparison: Reginald Hill, Douglas Adams (Dirk Gently series), Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes).

If you like Christopher Fowler you might also like to read books by Robert Goddard, Christopher Brookmyre and Jacqueline Winspear.

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Synopsis

The Victoria Vanishes by Christopher Fowler

One night, Arthur Bryant witnesses a drunk middle-aged lady coming out of a pub in a London backstreet. The next morning, she is found dead at the exact spot where their paths crossed. Even more disturbing, there's a twist: the pub has vanished and the street itself has changed. Bryant is convinced that he saw them as they looked over a century before, but the elderly detective has already lost the funeral urn of an old friend. Could he be losing his mind as well?
Then it becomes clear that a number of women have met their ends in London pubs. It seems a silent, secret killer is at work, striking in full view...and yet nobody has a clue how, or why - or where he’ll attack next. The likeliest suspect seems to be a mental patient with a reason for killing. But knowing who the killer is and catching him are two very different propositions. As their new team at the Peculiar Crimes Unit goes in search of a madman, the octogenarian detectives ready themselves for the pub crawl of a lifetime, and come face to face with their own mortality…


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Fowler's latest bears all the hallmarks of the classic British mystery - think Edmund Crispin's 1946 novel The Moving Toyshop, but much funnier and more distinctive, with plenty of mordant humour, fascinating trivia about London past and present, and the basis for an epic pub crawl of your own. What more could you want? Guardian The most endearing pair of old farts in crime fiction -- Laura Wilson


About the Author

Christopher Fowler

Christopher Fowler is the award-winning author of over thirty novels and twelve short story collections, and the Bryant & May mystery novels, which record the adventures of two Golden Age detectives investigating impossible London crimes. His latest books are the sinister comedy-thriller ‘Plastic’, the memoir ‘Film Freak’ and the haunted-house novel ‘Nyctophobia’. Other work includes the ‘War of the Worlds’ videogame, a graphic novel and a Hammer horror radio play. He has a weekly column in The Independent On Sunday. He spends his time between London and Barcelona..

Christopher Fowler was the winner of the CWA Dagger in the Library 2015.

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Book Info

Publication date

16th July 2009

Author

Christopher Fowler

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Publisher

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780553817997

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