In every detective's life there are cases that can't be discussed. Now Arthur Bryant has decided to open the files on 11 of these previously unseen investigations.
The first-ever collection of Bryant & May stories not only sheds light on 11 classic cases but also contains everything you need to know about the two octogenarian detectives and the Peculiar Crimes Unit.
©2015 Christopher Fowler (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd
"One of our most unorthodox and entertaining writers." (Sunday Telegraph)
Tim Goodman did his usual stellar job. This is, of course, a collection of short "cases" from Bryant & May. Each is prefaced with comments from Christopher Fowler about what prompted the story and this just added to the overall enjoyment. Was sorry to get to the end. The author noted that this was a sort trial run for short stories and if this was well-received (it was), then we could see more in the future.
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I don't usually like short stories, but Fowler, as usual, doesn't disappoint. Loved it! Recommend!
"Perfect Little Gems."
Wonderful collection of short tales from our heroes' past cases, interspersed with comments and essays from the author giving us perspective and background.
Basically a big comforting hug.
"Bryant and May bite size! fantastic"
read brilliantly and great short stories. love all the characters do not want it to end!
"Cant praise it enough"
Two old detectives, straight out of a Dickens but in modern London. Excellent mysteries and great characterisation. Its not a re-hash of Sherlock Holmes or a modern police procedural - its a vehicle for its three stars - Bryant, May and the city of London.
Arthur Bryant, irascable and slightly deaf septugenarian detective telling a store owner "take me to the crime scene, or else I'll bite you". Brilliant.
The voice acting it totally riveting. Tim Goodman IS Bryant and May.
"London's glory ,author's glory"
one of the best collections of short stories since m r James .clever witty and sharp.
The tales continue with that wonderful humour, great life observation by one of the best narrators who brings the story to life.
"My favourite crime writer, but narrator is awful"
I don't know, as I like to listen to the audio books while I work.
Both the main characters, Bryant and May. Although they are both older, they are very different in character. May is quite modern in his outlook, whereas Bryant, to use a cliche, 'thinks outside the box'.
His voice reminds me of the narrators on audio tapes my children use to listen to when they were young.
While he just barely gets away with the voices for Bryant and May, the rest of the characters are completely wrong. Christopher Fowler's fabulous books need a much meatier reader. Tim Goodman's voice is far too cosy, more suited to an Agatha Christie, than the gutsy language and grisly plots of these books.
If it wasn't for the superb storytelling of these books, I would have given up listening a long time ago because it is just so irritating.
Always, but I don't because I like to savour them. This one had the added advantage of being a collection of short stories.
Please, please find a more suitable narrator.
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