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Full Dark House: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery

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ISBN13: 9780553385533
ISBN10: 0553385534
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A bomb rips through present-day London, tragically ending the crime-fighting partnership of Arthur Bryant and John May begun more than a half-century ago during another infamous bombing: the Blitz of World War II. Desperately searching for clues to the saboteurs identity, May finds the notes his old friend kept of their very first case and a past that may have returned… with murderous vengeance.

It was an investigation that began with the grisly murder of a pretty young dancer. In a city shaken by war, a faceless killer stalked London's theater row, creating his own sinister drama. And it would take Bryant's unorthodox techniques and May's dogged police work to catch a fiend whose ability to escape detection seemed almost supernatural — a murderer who decades later may have returned to kill one of them… and wont stop until he kills the other.

Review:

"An absolutely riveting account of London during the Blitz." Booklist

Review:

"Atmospheric, hugely beguiling and as filled with tricks and sleights of hand as a magician's sleeve...it is English gothic at its eccentric best; a combination of Ealing comedy and grand opera: witty, charismatic, occasionally touching and with a genuine power to thrill." Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat

Review:

"A first class thriller, but don't expect any sleep." Sunday Telegraph

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"The writing is as ever fluid and pacey, the characterization deft and the plot fresh and ingenious." Independent on Sunday

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"The intrigues of the theater murders, which decimate the cast, create considerable drama....The dynamic between May and Bryant makes for compelling reading" Publishers Weekly

Review:

“How many locked-room puzzles can the duo unlock before their Peculiar Crimes Unit is disbanded? Many more, one hopes.” Kirkus Reviews

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“A madcap mystery that's completely crazy and great fun.” Los Angeles Times

Review:

“Chris Fowler is a master of the classical form.” New York Times Book Review

About the Author

Chrisopher Fowler is the acclaimed author of fifteen previous novels, including the award-winning Full Dark House, and four other Peculiar Crimes Unit mysteries, White Corridor, The Water Room, Seventy-Seven Clocks, and Ten Second Staircase. He lives in London.

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Max, September 22, 2013 (view all comments by Max)
This mystery is quirky, sardonic, and canktankerous, and a thoroughly fun ride. I had two cross-country plane trips that I was planning on sleeping through but I couldn't put this book down. Best news yet-- it is one of a long series! I can't wait to read the rest.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553385533
Subtitle:
A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery
Author:
Fowler, Christopher
Publisher:
Bantam
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Peculiar Crimes Unit Mysteries
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.22x6.26x.82 in. .67 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Bantam - English 9780553385533 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An absolutely riveting account of London during the Blitz."
"Review" by , "Atmospheric, hugely beguiling and as filled with tricks and sleights of hand as a magician's sleeve...it is English gothic at its eccentric best; a combination of Ealing comedy and grand opera: witty, charismatic, occasionally touching and with a genuine power to thrill."
"Review" by , "A first class thriller, but don't expect any sleep."
"Review" by , "The writing is as ever fluid and pacey, the characterization deft and the plot fresh and ingenious."
"Review" by , "The intrigues of the theater murders, which decimate the cast, create considerable drama....The dynamic between May and Bryant makes for compelling reading"
"Review" by , “How many locked-room puzzles can the duo unlock before their Peculiar Crimes Unit is disbanded? Many more, one hopes.”
"Review" by , “A madcap mystery that's completely crazy and great fun.”
"Review" by , “Chris Fowler is a master of the classical form.”
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