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Bryant & May and the Burning Man
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No case is too curious for Arthur Bryant and John May, London s most ingenious detectives. But with their beloved city engulfed in turmoil, they ll have to work fast to hold a sinister killer s feet to the fire. In the week before Guy Fawkes Night, London s peaceful streets break out in sudden unrest. Enraged by a scandal involving a corrupt financier accused of insider trading, demonstrators are rioting outside the Findersbury Private Bank, chanting, marching, and growing violent. 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. As the riots grow more intense and the body count climbs, Bryant and May hunt for a killer who s adopting incendiary methods of execution, on a snaking trail of clues with roots in London s history of rebellion, anarchy, and harsh justice. Now, they ll have to throw themselves in the line of fire before the entire investigation goes up in smoke. Suspenseful, smart, and wickedly funny, "Bryant & May and the Burning Man" is a brilliantly crafted mystery from the beloved Christopher Fowler. Praise for "Bryant & May and the Burning Man" Fabulously unorthodox . . . [Fowler] takes delight in stuffing his books with esoteric facts; together with a cast of splendidly eccentric characters [and] corkscrew plots, wit, verve and some apposite social commentary, they make for unbeatable fun. "The Guardian" Winningly eccentric . . . The books are set in a skillful synthesis of a phantasmagorical earlier era and the modern age. "Financial Times" The most delightfully, wickedly entertaining duo in crime fiction . . . Fowler s tale is a rich mix of laugh-out-loud lines, acerbic wit, obscure British history and a wonderfully puzzling story. Grade: A" "" The Plain Dealer" Fowler is even usual at getting readers to care about his squad of misfits. "Publishers Weekly" Not even Arthur Bryant s alarming behavior can dampen the twelfth installment in the most joyously inventive mystery series of our time. "Kirkus Reviews" Fascinating and intriguing . . . This book is definitely a standalone novel that keeps the reader absorbed in the story, and will make everyone want to go back and read them all. . . . This is a very solid story and a great addition to Fowler s long-running series. The mystery is fascinating and readers will definitely want to know what happens next. And for newcomers to the series, this will be an excellent place to start. "Suspense Magazine" Fans of the Bryant and May series will welcome this latest installment with plenty of obscure historical details mixed with outre crimes and the banter of the PCU members. Newcomers will find plenty to enjoy as well without finding the amount of details included from earlier outings overwhelming. "Library Journal" Witty with a dry sense of humor . . . finely plotted . . . complex and funny. "RT Book Reviews" A fascinating investigation with lots of false leads and a plethora of historical factoids. "Mystery Scene""
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About the Author

Christopher Fowler is the acclaimed author of the award-winning Full Dark House and ten 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, and Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart. 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, Bryant & May: Strange Tide.

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"Fabulously unorthodox . . . [Christopher Fowler] takes delight in stuffing his books with esoteric facts; together with a cast of splendidly eccentric characters [and] corkscrew plots, wit, verve and some apposite social commentary, they make for unbeatable fun."--The Guardian "Winningly eccentric . . . The books are set in a skillful synthesis of a phantasmagorical earlier era and the modern age."--Financial Times "The most delightfully, wickedly entertaining duo in crime fiction . . . Fowler's tale is a rich mix of laugh-out-loud lines, acerbic wit, obscure British history and a wonderfully puzzling story. Grade: A"--The Plain Dealer "Fowler is even better than usual at getting readers to care about his squad of misfits."--Publishers Weekly "Not even Arthur Bryant's alarming behavior can dampen the twelfth installment in the most joyously inventive mystery series of our time."--Kirkus Reviews "Fascinating and intriguing . . . This book is definitely a standalone novel that keeps the reader absorbed in the story, and will make everyone want to go back and read them all. . . . This is a very solid story and a great addition to Fowler's long-running series. The mystery is fascinating and readers will definitely want to know what happens next. And for newcomers to the series, this will be an excellent place to start."--Suspense Magazine "Fans of the Bryant and May series will welcome this latest installment with plenty of obscure historical details mixed with outre crimes and the banter of the PCU members. Newcomers will find plenty to enjoy as well without finding the amount of details included from earlier outings overwhelming."--Library Journal "Witty with a dry sense of humor . . . finely plotted . . . complex and funny."--RT Book Reviews "A fascinating investigation with lots of false leads and a plethora of historical factoids."--Mystery Scene Fabulously unorthodox . . . [Christopher Fowler] takes delight in stuffing his books with esoteric facts; together with a cast of splendidly eccentric characters [and] corkscrew plots, wit, verve and some apposite social commentary, they make for unbeatable fun. "The Guardian" "" Winningly eccentric . . . The books are set in a skillful synthesis of a phantasmagorical earlier era and the modern age. "Financial Times" "" The most delightfully, wickedly entertaining duo in crime fiction . . . Fowler s tale is a rich mix of laugh-out-loud lines, acerbic wit, obscure British history and a wonderfully puzzling story. Grade: A" "" The Plain Dealer" Fowler is even better than usual at getting readers to care about his squad of misfits. "Publishers Weekly" "" Not even Arthur Bryant s alarming behavior can dampen the twelfth installment in the most joyously inventive mystery series of our time. "Kirkus Reviews" "" Fascinating and intriguing . . . This book is definitely a standalone novel that keeps the reader absorbed in the story, and will make everyone want to go back and read them all. . . . This is a very solid story and a great addition to Fowler s long-running series. The mystery is fascinating and readers will definitely want to know what happens next. And for newcomers to the series, this will be an excellent place to start. "Suspense Magazine" Fans of the Bryant and May series will welcome this latest installment with plenty of obscure historical details mixed with outre crimes and the banter of the PCU members. Newcomers will find plenty to enjoy as well without finding the amount of details included from earlier outings overwhelming. "Library Journal" "" Witty with a dry sense of humor . . . finely plotted . . . complex and funny. "RT Book Reviews" "" A fascinating investigation with lots of false leads and a plethora of historical factoids. "Mystery Scene"" Praise for Christopher Fowler s ingenious novels featuring the Peculiar Crimes Unit A brilliant series. "The Denver Post" Fowler, like his crime-solvers, is deadpan, sly, and always unexpectedly inventive. "Entertainment Weekly" Mr. Fowler s small but ardent American following deserves to get much larger. And "The Invisible Code "is a delightful introduction to his work. . . . "The Invisible Code" has immense charm, but its plotting will satisfy serious mystery fans. . . . Best of all are the two main characters, particularly Bryant, whose fine British stodginess is matched perfectly by the agility of his crime-solving mind. Janet Maslin, "The New York Times"," "on" The Invisible Code" Picture a television series that is a rough mash-up of "Law & Order, The X-Files, " and "Monty Python s Flying Circus" . . . and you have the Peculiar Crimes Unit. . . . These stories are witty, challenging, engrossing, informative and incredibly well-written. "Bookreporter" Spiced with a little screwball-comedy dialogue and a touch of the occult. "The Washington Post"," "on" The Memory of Blood" May and Bryant make a stellar team. "The Wall Street Journal" Fowler reinvents and reinvigorates the traditional police procedural. " The Boston Globe" The most joyously inventive mystery series of our time. " Kirkus Reviews""

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