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Bryant and May Off the Rails | [Christopher Fowler]

Bryant and May Off the Rails

Internationally best-selling author Christopher Fowler dazzles audiences with his mastery of impossible-crime mysteries - and with the exploits of his beloved, odd-couple detectives Arthur Bryant and John May. Here, the eccentric investigators delve into London’s lore-infused subway to catch a killer.
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Publisher's Summary

Internationally best-selling author Christopher Fowler dazzles audiences with his mastery of impossible-crime mysteries - and with the exploits of his beloved, odd-couple detectives Arthur Bryant and John May. Here, the eccentric investigators delve into London’s lore-infused subway to catch a killer.

©2010 Christopher Fowler (P)2011 W.F. Howes

What the Critics Say

“Fowler has few peers when it comes to constructing ingenious and intricate plots.” (Publishers Weekly)

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    John Parker, CO, United States 02-06-14
    John Parker, CO, United States 02-06-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Not my cup of tea"

    If you like mysteries where almost all the essential information relevant to the crime is withheld until the very end, at which time the wily old detective gets everyone in a room and all the guilty ones readily confess and fill in all the details (a la Columbo, Poirot or Perry Mason), you'll probably like this. If not, not. There is a decent amount of clever British-style quips and banter and the narrator is ok but not exceptional.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sallie 04-14-14
    Sallie 04-14-14
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    "Unique Humor"

    My scoring system: 3 stars equals an ok story but forgettable and will never relisten.
    Very British humor. I read "On the Loose" first as someone else suggested. It helped to understand the story of "Mr. Fox" . I have mixed feelings on the narrator, he is rather monotone however, it matches Bryant and May well. I did laugh at the run down headquarters in both books.

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    Duncan Fairweather Thousand Oaks, CA, US 02-10-14
    Duncan Fairweather Thousand Oaks, CA, US 02-10-14 Member Since 2002
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    "New take on the 'Odd Couple' detective genre"
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot was interesting albeit a little implausible (not that that interfered with my enjoyment of the story).


    What does Tim Goodman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voices were well done - not overdone. Especially liked the older characters voices.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a new author and series for me. I enjoyed it and look forward to trying another one. My one reservation was the - for me - overly easy villain.

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    "Quirky, brilliant and gripping"
    What did you like most about Bryant and May Off the Rails?

    The characters are eccentric and beautifully revealed and the story engaging. I love the way that it winds around, gradually developing and revealing. The pace is almost leisurely but there is still huge tension. Very skilful writing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bryant and May Off the Rails?

    It's the whole fantastically detailed knowledge of the corners and history of London. The plot is Byzantine but the City is a character in itself.


    What does Tim Goodman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The voices of the characters bring them to life far more than if I had just read the book - although I have now read several of the Bryant & May books that I had previously heard.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Just thoroughly involved - I looked forward to the next opportunity to listen so much I had to ration the time.


    Any additional comments?

    So good I've listened twice and will do so again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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