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England's Finest

The exploits of extraordinary elderly eccentrics DCIs Arthur Bryant and John May of the Peculiar Crimes Unit in London are misremembered with much black humour in Bryant’s memoirs of 12 lost cases in this anthology of short stories by Christopher Fowler. Bryant has a mandate…
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England’s Finest

Written by Christopher Fowler — ­It often feels like you have hit the jackpot when you fall in love with books featuring terrific fictional characters and discover that there are plenty more to read that have already been published. There are 16 novels in the…
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Hall of Mirrors

Written by Christopher Fowler — Hall of Mirrors is the 15th novel in Christopher Fowler’s Bryant and May series, adding to over 40 books the author has written in total. Fowler always manages to keep things fresh, and Hall of Mirrors is no exception. This…
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Come and find a new crime novel...

On the Radar — It’s fair to say that this week we are looking at some of the biggest hitters in British crime fiction. That makes it hard to choose which to talk about first, but we’ll go with the 2015 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel…
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Wild Chamber

Christopher Folwer’s Bryant and May series reaches its 12th novel, but seems as fresh as ever. The powers that be want to close down the Peculiar Crimes Unit but, clearly, that would be folly. Why? Because who else is going to solve all the bizarre…
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Wild Chamber

Written by Christopher Fowler — Last year Christopher Fowler won the prestigious CWA Dagger in the Library award which recognises a significant body of work, as chosen by library users. And rightly so. Fowler is a prodigious writer, from his excellent debut Roofworld to Spanky, on to his two…
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Strange Tide

Christopher Fowler takes risks. His two detectives, Arthur Bryant and John May, are improbably ancient. I think they were old in their WWII debut mystery, Full Dark House. He cracks endless jokes based on English popular culture, and if you can’t keep up with his…
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