Bryant & May off the Rails
A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery
By Christopher Fowler
(Bantam, Paperback, 9780345528285, 384pp.)
Publication Date: September 13, 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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Arthur Bryant and John May—and their team of proud eccentrics in the Peculiar Crimes Unit—have been given only one week to hunt down a murderer they’ve already caught once, but who somehow escaped from a locked room and killed one of their best and brightest. Facing a shutdown, Bryant and May, men of opposite methods, learn that their nemesis, expertly disguised, has struck again—and now he is luring them down into the vast labyrinth of tunnels and dark shadows of the London Underground. But soon they will discover a fresh mystery—one as bizarre as anything they have ever faced.
Christopher Fowler is the acclaimed author of sixteen previous novels, including the award-winning Full Dark House and six other Peculiar Crimes Unit mysteries: The Water Room, Seventy-Seven Clocks, Ten Second Staircase, White Corridor, The Victoria Vanishes, and Bryant & May on the Loose. He lives in London, where he is at work on his next Peculiar Crimes Unit novel.
“Outstanding . . . a golden age mystery . . . [Christopher] Fowler has few peers when it comes to constructing ingenious plots.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“One of the most delightful series around.”—Library Journal
“Sharp wit, elegant style, and wild imagination.”—The Boston Globe
“Dazzling.”—The Denver Post
“Sparkling.”—The Plain Dealer