Bryant May - London's Glory: (Short Stories)

Author(s): Christopher Fowler

Fiction - Crime

In every detective's life there are cases that can't be discussed, and throughout the Bryant May novels there have been mentions of some of these such as the Deptford Demon or the Little Italy Whelk Smuggling Scandal. Now Arthur Bryant has decided to open the files on eleven of these previously unseen investigations that required the collective genius and unique modus operandi of Arthur Bryant and John May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit - investigations that range from different times (London during the Great Smog) and a variety of places: a circus freak show, on board a London Tour Bus and even a yacht off the coast of Turkey. And in addition to these eleven classic cases, readers are also given a privileged look inside the Peculiar Crimes Unit (literally, with a cut away drawing of their offices), a guide to the characters of the Peculiar Crimes Unit, and access to the contents of Arthur Bryant's highly individual library.


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The first-ever collection of Bryant May stories not only sheds light on eleven classic cases but also contains everything you need to know about the two octogenarian detectives and the Peculiar Crimes Unit.

"Witty, engaging mix of crime drama and comedy that's also an esoteric history of London." THE SUN "Off-kilter, witty and unorthodox...winningly eccentric...London, in all its non-homogenous, sprawling splendour, is as much a character as Fowler's sleuthing duo." -- Barry Forshaw FINANCIAL TIMES "Wonderful ... not only are there eleven short stories featuring our elderly and eccentric detectives, but there are notes on all the regulars and also a divine cartoon of the Peculiar Crimes Unit premises ... Fowler delivers a feast of cases with that slightly skew-whiff view. This really is great stuff" CRIMESQUAD magazine

Christopher Fowler is the award-winning author of more than forty novels - including thirteen featuring the detectives Bryant and May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit - and short-story collections. The recipient of the coveted CWA 'Dagger in the Library' Award for 2015, Chris's most recent books are the Ballard-esque thriller The Sand Menand Bryant May - Strange Tide. His other work includes screenplays, video games, graphic novels, audio plays and two critically acclaimed memoirs, Paperboy and Film Freak. His weekly column 'Invisible Ink' was a highlight of the Independent on Sunday's arts pages. He lives in King's Cross, London, and Barcelona. To find out more, visit

General Fields

  • : 9780857503121
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
  • : 0.199
  • : October 2016
  • : 198mm X 127mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Christopher Fowler
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 288
  • : Line drawing of the PCU HQ