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Bryant and May Off the Rails by Christopher Fowler
  

Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

July 2011 Book of the Month.

Once again Christopher Fowler has dished up a terrifically riveting story that fans of Bryant and May can't fail to love both for the well wrought characters but also the clever plot line. For those considering dipping into this series then to appreciate the brilliance of this author you should go back to one of the earlier titles. Arthur Bryant, John May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit have been given just one week to find a killer they'd caught once before. he's a young man called Mr Fox and somewhat of an enigma. British fiction's most enigmatic detectives since Holmes & Watson return in their eighth wickedly entertaining and intriguing investigation...

If you like Christopher Fowler you might also like to read books by Bateman, John Harvey and Jeff Lindsay.

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Synopsis

Bryant and May Off the Rails by Christopher Fowler

Detectives Bryant and May are being lured down into the darkest recesses of the London Underground where their quarry, expertly disguised, has struck again. Their search takes them into the vast labyrinth of tunnels, a subterranean world full of legends and ghost stations, which tie the city together. Edging closer to what lies hidden beneath the city - and to the madness that is driving a man to murder - Bryant and May are about to uncover a mystery as bizarre as anything they have ever encountered ...


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Reviews

Do yourself a favour and pick up a novel by Christopher Fowler. The author's Bryant and May series is proving to be one of the quirkiest and most ingenious pleasures to be found in the genre: atmospheric, sardonically funny and craftily suspenseful -- Barry Forshaw AMAZON.CO.UK Outstanding... a golden age mystery... [Christopher] Fowler has few peers when it comes to constructing ingenious plots Publishers Weekly One of the most delightful series around Library Journal Sharp wit, elegant style, and wild imagination The Boston Globe Dazzling The Denver Post


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

23rd June 2011

Author

Christopher Fowler

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Publisher

Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Books of the Month
Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780553819700

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