The odd couple of detection—the brilliant but cranky detectives of London’s Peculiar Crimes Unit—return in a tense, atmospheric new thriller that keeps you guessing until the final page. This time Bryant and May are up against a series of bizarre murders that defy human understanding—and a killer... show more
The odd couple of detection—the brilliant but cranky detectives of London’s Peculiar Crimes Unit—return in a tense, atmospheric new thriller that keeps you guessing until the final page. This time Bryant and May are up against a series of bizarre murders that defy human understanding—and a killer no human hand may be able to stop.A mysterious stranger in outlandish Edwardian garb defaces a painting in the National Gallery. Then a guest at the exclusive Savoy Hotel is fatally bitten by what appears to be a marshland snake. An outbreak of increasingly bizarre crimes has hit London—and, fittingly, come to the attention of the Peculiar Crimes Unit. Art vandalism, an exploding suspect, pornography, rat poison, Gilbert and Sullivan musicals, secret societies…and not a single suspect in sight. The killer they’re chasing has a dark history, a habit of staying hidden, and time itself on his side. Detectives John May and Arthur Bryant may have finally met their match, and this time they’re really working against the clock….
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: November 29th 2005
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
Series: Bryant & May (#3)
fraudiopub 2005spring 2012seriestbr bustingmysteryVictorian era Australian artamusingperiod piecebr - english - Londonwitches Poison! ONOES.brotherhood/societies John Ruskin Cotton mouth15 hours 34 mins Blurb - The newspapers referred to it as the case of the seventy seven clocks. There was quite a ...
Under a different star system, I might have given it three, but I didn't particularly like it. First things first. I've not read anything in the steampunk (or so I'd call it) style before, and the time period (1970s) isn't one I've read much in either.This is the first book in the series that I have...
Bryant and May are detectives with unusual means of solving crimes including using witches and psychics. This is the first investigation for the newly formed Peculiar Crimes Unit of the Metropolitan police in London. The case is strange with art vandalism, pornography, poison, secret societies and...