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Bryant and May On the Loose | [Christopher Fowler]

Bryant and May On the Loose

Long regarded as an anachronism, the Peculiar Crimes Unit is to be disbanded. For octogenarian detectives Arthur Bryant and John May, it seems retirement is now the only option. But then a headless body is found in a freezer, and a suspicious, gigantic figure has been spotted - dressed in deerskin and sporting antlers made of knives. It looks like the PCU are back in business...
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Publisher's Summary

Long regarded as an anachronism, the Peculiar Crimes Unit is to be disbanded. For octogenarian detectives Arthur Bryant and John May, it seems retirement is now the only option. But then a headless body is found in a freezer, and a suspicious, gigantic figure has been spotted - dressed in deerskin and sporting antlers made of knives. It looks like the PCU are back in business...

©2009 Christopher Fowler (P)2011 WF Howes Ltd

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    Laurelle C. Lo Washington, DC United States 08-27-11
    Laurelle C. Lo Washington, DC United States 08-27-11 Member Since 2006
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    "Bryant and May On the Loose"

    I love the PCU books but think that this is the weakest of the lot, unfortunately. The various elements of the story don't seem to gel as well and the closure of the Mr. Fox storyline was a bit anticlimactic. As usual, however, Tim Goodman's narration is wonderful and adds great life to all the characters. Note that the "Publisher's Summary" is incorrect and describes "Bryant and May Off the Rails" (the previous book in the series) and not "Bryant and May on the Loose."

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Lucy
    Aylesbury, United Kingdom
    10/25/11
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    "Bryant and May Addict!"

    Came across Bryant and May when one of the titles was on offer on Audible. So entertaining, great stories they are a classic double act, fast paced and great background information on London threaded throughout. Now i'm completely hooked and am working my way through from book two onwards, it's a shame Book 1 isn't on Audible. Tim Goodman's narration is outstanding, great character voices and he gets it right with the accents and is very consistent.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Karen
    Crediton, United Kingdom
    10/3/11
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    "What a gem"

    Came across this by accident and am so pleased, I'm ignoring family and chores until I get to the end. The characters and narration are brilliant. Story may be a bit far fetched but I am enjoying the historical details and occasional laugh out loud humour. Can't wait to get the rest.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Trevor
    WORKSOP, United Kingdom
    9/4/13
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    "addictive"

    I've heard it said that you either love or hate Bryant and May. I love all of the episodes that I have listened to. I intend to get the entire collection.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Valerie
    Zellingen, Germany
    9/1/13
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    "Top form Bryant & May"
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    Aged detectives and a Peculiar Crimes Unit? Utter nonsense in modern London. But the crime story is far from nonsense with splendid characterisations and, after many weird and wonderful distractions and ruminations, ultimately logical and satisfying.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • mrs
    COWES, United Kingdom
    1/6/14
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    "Clever mix of history and fiction"
    If you could sum up Bryant and May On the Loose in three words, what would they be?

    Interesting as well as clever.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Distinctive variety of characters. Fascinating historical facts . Now when I visit London I often see it from a different perspective.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator has the right voice for the main characters of Bryant and May. However the rest of the characters, especially the younger ones are made to sound like characters from a children's book, instead of the flawed adults that they are.


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