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White Corridor: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery | [Christopher Fowler]

White Corridor: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery

The unthinkable has happened at London's Peculiar Crimes Unit. In the depths of winter, a member of staff has been found murdered, and everyone who works there is suddenly a suspect. But Arthur Bryant and John May, the eccentric elderly detectives who run London's strangest crime division, aren't on hand to solve the crime. They've ventured into the heart of the English countryside, only to become stranded on a desolate snowbound section of road.
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Publisher's Summary

The unthinkable has happened at London's Peculiar Crimes Unit. In the depths of winter, a member of staff has been found murdered, and everyone who works there is suddenly a suspect.

But Arthur Bryant and John May, the eccentric elderly detectives who run London's strangest crime division, aren't on hand to solve the crime. They've ventured into the heart of the English countryside, only to become stranded on a desolate snowbound section of road.

As the blizzard worsens, Bryant and May attempt to solve the crime long distance using only their mobile phones. Unfortunately, their situation is about to get very much worse.

©2007 Christopher Fowler; (P)2007 WF Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"The fair-play solution will particularly satisfy lovers of golden age mysteries. Once again, Fowler shows himself to be a master of the impossible crime tale." (Publishers Weekly)
"Sherlock Holmes meets Inspector Clouseau in this mordant, award-winning series in which Fowler gleefully skewers religious zealots and government officials alike." (Booklist)

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    Lynnette B. Crocker 11-14-08

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    "Another great Peculiar Crimes mystery"

    I just love the Peculiar Crimes mysteries. They are so much fun to listen to! And the narrator is fabulous. You can't go wrong with these books.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ilinca Romania 05-31-13
    Ilinca Romania 05-31-13 Member Since 2010
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    "addictive, always a pleasure"

    Wonderful, absolutely perfect narrator; endearing, lovable characters that I can't get enough of; masterful narrative structure.
    Sure, the ending is a bit of a stretch, but it still goes down well. This series is one of my major addictions.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ReadingRider California 02-25-13
    ReadingRider California 02-25-13

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    "Loved this book!"

    I just finished White Corridor and am crestfallen that I have now listened to all the books in this series. I adored every one of them, but have to note that White Corridor may be my favorite. The plot is absolutely riveting, the characters complex and interesting and, of course, the two aged detectives, just as bright and captivating as always. Mr. Fowler is a brilliant writer and Tim Goodman, as narrator, is superb. I have listened to a number of the books multiple times. If you like a good, quirky, contemporary, engaging mystery with surprise twists-and-turns, you can't beat White Corridor. I highly recommend this - and all the other Bryant and May books - if this is your genre. I am missing my two detectives already!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ciscospice 08-07-09
    ciscospice 08-07-09 Member Since 2002
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    "My Favorite so Far"

    I love Arthur Bryant.

    The characters in this series are just brilliant and I love the narration. Fowler has a great talent for colorful description and his characters have interesting insights and ideas. The fact that the stories are intriguing just makes the books all around good "reads".

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lehua Volcano, HI, USA 08-27-08
    Lehua Volcano, HI, USA 08-27-08 Member Since 2002
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    "Disappointing"

    This should have been a much better book than it was. The zany characters had a lot of promise. But the characters were so unrealistic, and the events so improbable, that the author pretty much blew it. There are some very funny moments, but they drown in the mess.

    AUDIO: Seems to me there must be some genre/style that this reader would be suitable for, but this book wasn't it. Maybe Rumpole. When Rumpole's been drinking too much, and thus starts expounding.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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  • Donald
    london, United Kingdom
    8/14/08
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    "White Corridor"

    These Books are just fantastic

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Danuta
    Shell CoveAustralia
    7/14/10
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    "Long live Bryant and May"

    This series gets better with each book. Another well written mystery by Christopher Fowler which has not been let down by the narration of Tim Goodman.

    This is not your typical modern day murder mystery, it is slower paced with interesting characters and unusual storylines (usually totally unbelievable but still entertaining). Thankfully it is without the excessive graphic violence which seems to be standard of most modern crime and thrillers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • r
    maghera, United Kingdom
    9/11/08
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    "fantastic"

    I just love this author and the way he portraits his characters.I am addicted to his work and would like to hear some more on audible as I have heard all three.
    Great plot that twists and turns right to the end.Brilliantly read and a great escape from reality.Very enjoyable and gripping.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Diane
    7/7/14
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    "The best double act since Poirot and Hastings"
    If you could sum up White Corridor in three words, what would they be?

    I love the Bryant and May books and this was a cracker. A roller coaster of murder, psychology and office politics and a corpse who isn't all that she seems. Add to the mix our two elderly detectives whose take on criminal investigation is a combination of common sense, lateral thinking and off the wall humour. A really unique take on detective novels - and the better for it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact that the plot and the outcome always surprise you and the great characterisation of all the characters - especially Bryant and May. Despite the often gruesome murders they bring a humane and intriguing insight into crime, the people responsible and a refreshingly anarchic view of life and authority.


    What about Tim Goodman’s performance did you like?

    He is great. You totally forget there is just one voice - he brings the characters to life and you can see the action in your head - just like a film - he seems to revel in the subjects, especially Bryant whose eccentricity is brilliant conveyed by Goodman.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A very peculiar crime.....two very peculiar detectives.


    Any additional comments?

    In the world of detective fiction it's great to have such an original and essentially British take on what is sometimes a very formulaic genre.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jane
    Maidenhead, Berks, United Kingdom
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    "Atmospheric and gripping"

    Excellent book and very well read, the actor got the voices of the characters just right. The author obviously is very fond of London and this comes across strongly. This series is quite unusual but the characters are very believable and likeable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Penny
    Gajoubert, France
    10/14/09
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    "Laughing policemen"

    I found this slow to start and my download had a peculiar 'underwater' characteristic. However, the story soon gripped me and held my attention to the very end. I laughed a lot!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    2/14/09
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    "Bryant & May, a good match"

    I'm really enjoying these books and I'm not a fan of crime novels generally.

    Once you get to know the characters these books really come alive. I love the curmudgeonly old Bryant and the ever patient May.

    These stories really seem to suit the audio format, probably because the narrator is so good.

    There is something very addictive about the gentle charm and subtle wit in these stories, give one a try and you'll be hooked.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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