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White Corridor: A Bryant and May Mystery (Bryant & May Mysteries)

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Publisher Comments:

From using crackpot psychics to cutting-edge forensics, Arthur Bryant and John May are famous for their maddeningly unorthodox approach to solving crimes that the ordinary police cannot. Now Christopher Fowler brings back crime detection's oddest — and oldest — couple to solve the ultimate locked room mystery.

It's an "impossible" crime — a member of the Peculiar Crimes Unit killed inside a locked autopsy room populated only by the dead and to which only four PCU members had a key. And to make matters worse, the Unit has been shut down for a forced "vacation" and Bryant and May are stuck in a van miles away in the Dartmoor countryside during a freak snowstorm on their way to a convention of psychics.

Now, with Sergeant Janice Longbright in charge at headquarters, Bryant and May must crack the case by cell phone while trying to stop a second murder without freezing to death. For among the line of snowed-in vehicles, a killer is on the prowl, a beautiful woman is on the run from a man who seeks either redemption or another victim, and an innocent child is caught in the middle.

Weaving together two electrifying cases, White Corridor is an unforgettable triumph — by turns hilarious and harrowing — as two of detective fiction's most marvelous characters confront one of human nature's darkest mysteries: the ability to deceive, deny, and destroy.

Review:

"Blending humor and brilliant detection, Fowler's excellent fifth novel to feature the engaging if bizarre exploits of London's Peculiar Crimes Unit (after 2006's Ten Second Staircase) offers two challenging mysteries for his pair of eccentric sleuths, Arthur Bryant and John May. While driving to an international spiritualists' convention, Bryant and May find themselves trapped on the road near Dartmoor in a blizzard. Lurking among the stalled vehicles is a man who may be a multiple murderer. At the same time, the two try to help via cellphone their colleagues back in London, who must solve the locked-room murder of a PCU member, retiring pathologist Oswald Finch, before the unit is finally shut down for good. The fair-play solution will particularly satisfy lovers of golden age mysteries. Once again, Fowler shows himself to be a master of the "impossible crime" tale. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"'Blending humor and brilliant detection, Fowler's excellent fifth novel to feature the engaging if bizarre exploits of London's Peculiar Crimes Unit (after 2006's Ten Second Staircase) offers two challenging mysteries for his pair of eccentric sleuths, Arthur Bryant and John May. While driving to an international spiritualists' convention, Bryant and May find themselves trapped on the road near Dartmoor in a blizzard. Lurking among the stalled vehicles is a man who may be a multiple murderer. At the same time, the two try to help via cellphone their colleagues back in London, who must solve the locked-room murder of a PCU member, retiring pathologist Oswald Finch, before the unit is finally shut down for good. The fair-play solution will particularly satisfy lovers of golden age mysteries. Once again, Fowler shows himself to be a master of the 'impossible crime' tale. (June)' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)"

Review:

"Sherlock Holmes meets Inspector Clouseau in this mordant, award-winning series in which Fowler gleefully skewers religious zealots and government officials alike." Booklist (Starred Review)

Review:

"Bryant's enthusiasm for the occult...and his arcane knowledge of bizarre historical ephemera...add yet more zest to this offbeat series. But the sleight of hand involved in resolving the parallel plots transcends oddity, showing Fowler to be a master of classical form." Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

For uniquely atmospheric, richly rewarding, and teasingly thrilling mysteries, there's nothing better than the latest adventure of crime fiction's oddest couple, Bryant and May, and London's Peculiar Crimes Unit.

About the Author

Christopher Fowler is the acclaimed author of fourteen previous novels, including the first four Bryant & May novels: Full Dark House, which won the BFS August Derleth Novel of the Year Award and was nominated for a Barry Award; The Water Room; Seventy-Seven Clocks; and Ten Second Staircase. He lives in London, where he is at work on his sixth novel featuring Arthur Bryant and John May, The Victoria Vanishes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553804508
Publisher:
Bantam
Subject:
England
Author:
Fowler, Christopher
Author:
Christopher Fo
Author:
wler
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Serial murderers
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Bryant & May Mysteries
Publication Date:
May 2007
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.44x5.84x1.06 in. 1.09 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553804508 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Blending humor and brilliant detection, Fowler's excellent fifth novel to feature the engaging if bizarre exploits of London's Peculiar Crimes Unit (after 2006's Ten Second Staircase) offers two challenging mysteries for his pair of eccentric sleuths, Arthur Bryant and John May. While driving to an international spiritualists' convention, Bryant and May find themselves trapped on the road near Dartmoor in a blizzard. Lurking among the stalled vehicles is a man who may be a multiple murderer. At the same time, the two try to help via cellphone their colleagues back in London, who must solve the locked-room murder of a PCU member, retiring pathologist Oswald Finch, before the unit is finally shut down for good. The fair-play solution will particularly satisfy lovers of golden age mysteries. Once again, Fowler shows himself to be a master of the "impossible crime" tale. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'Blending humor and brilliant detection, Fowler's excellent fifth novel to feature the engaging if bizarre exploits of London's Peculiar Crimes Unit (after 2006's Ten Second Staircase) offers two challenging mysteries for his pair of eccentric sleuths, Arthur Bryant and John May. While driving to an international spiritualists' convention, Bryant and May find themselves trapped on the road near Dartmoor in a blizzard. Lurking among the stalled vehicles is a man who may be a multiple murderer. At the same time, the two try to help via cellphone their colleagues back in London, who must solve the locked-room murder of a PCU member, retiring pathologist Oswald Finch, before the unit is finally shut down for good. The fair-play solution will particularly satisfy lovers of golden age mysteries. Once again, Fowler shows himself to be a master of the 'impossible crime' tale. (June)' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)"
"Review" by , "Sherlock Holmes meets Inspector Clouseau in this mordant, award-winning series in which Fowler gleefully skewers religious zealots and government officials alike."
"Review" by , "Bryant's enthusiasm for the occult...and his arcane knowledge of bizarre historical ephemera...add yet more zest to this offbeat series. But the sleight of hand involved in resolving the parallel plots transcends oddity, showing Fowler to be a master of classical form."
"Synopsis" by , For uniquely atmospheric, richly rewarding, and teasingly thrilling mysteries, there's nothing better than the latest adventure of crime fiction's oddest couple, Bryant and May, and London's Peculiar Crimes Unit.
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