Christopher Fowler
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Christopher Fowler

Christopher Fowler was born in Greenwich, London. He is the multi award-winning author of over thirty novels and thirteen short story collections, and the author of the Bryant & May mystery novels. His first bestseller was 'Roofworld'. Subsequent novels include 'Spanky', 'Disturbia', 'Psychoville' and 'Calabash'. His books have been optioned by Guillermo Del Toro ('Spanky') and Jude Law ('Psychoville').

He spent many years working in film. His memoir of growing up without books, entitled 'Paperboy', was highly acclaimed, and was followed by a sequel in April 2013, 'Film Freak'. After this came his dark comedy-thrillers 'Hell Train' and 'Plastic', the haunted house thriller 'Nyctophobia' and his homage to JG Ballard, 'The Sand Men', in 2015. This year he was the recipient of the Crime Writers' Association Dagger In The Library Award.

He has written comedy and drama for BBC radio, including Sherlock Holmes stories and Radio One's first broadcast drama in 2005. He has a weekly column in the UK's national newspaper The Independent on Sunday. His graphic novel for DC Comics was the critically acclaimed 'Menz Insana'. His short story 'The Master Builder' became a feature film entitled 'Through The Eyes Of A Killer', starring Tippi Hedren and Marg Helgenberger. He was the winner of the Edge Hill prize 2008 for 'Old Devil Moon', and the Last Laugh prize 2009 for 'The Victoria Vanishes', and the author of the play 'Celebrity'. He also wrote the 'War Of The Worlds' videogame for Paramount with Sir Patrick Stewart.

Christopher has achieved several pathetic schoolboy fantasies, releasing a terrible Christmas pop single, becoming a male model, writing a stage show, starring as a villain in a Batman graphic novel, running a nightclub, appearing in the Pan Books of Horror, and standing in for James Bond.

His short stories have appeared in Best British Mysteries, The Time Out Book Of London Short Stories, Dark Terrors, London Noir, Inferno, Neon Lit, Cinema Macabre, the Mammoth Book of Horror and many others. After living in the USA and France he is now married and lives in King's Cross, London and Barcelona, Spain.

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Best Sellers

    • Bryant & May - Wild Chamber

    • Bryant and May, Book 14
    • By: Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    The members of London's Peculiar Crimes Unit are on the case again when a dog walker is found dead. The method of the death is odd...the killer had no way in - or out....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not your usual Parks and Gardens book

    • By Hilary on 10-31-17

    Regular price: $21.58

    • The Water Room

    • A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery
    • By: Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 494
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 318

    Best-selling author Christopher Fowler has won a widespread following for his senior-citizen detectives Arthur Bryant and John May....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Baby Boomers Rejoice: This is a book for our time.

    • By Cholmondeley on 10-19-09

    Regular price: $32.87

    • The Victoria Vanishes

    • Bryant and May, Book 6
    • By: Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    One night, Arthur Bryant witnesses a drunken lady coming out of a pub. The next morning, she is found dead at the exact spot where their paths crossed. Disturbingly, the pub has vanished....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great Bryant and May

    • By Sarah on 09-03-12

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Hall of Mirrors

    • Bryant and May, Book 15
    • By: Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    1969. Detectives Arthur Bryant and John May are among 10 guests about to enjoy a weekend at Tavistock Hall, with the detectives undercover, in disguise and tasked with protecting Monty Hatton-Jones....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best B&M book since Water Room

    • By David on 04-23-18

    Regular price: $25.08

    • Full Dark House

    • By: Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 441
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 386
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 392

    In Full Dark House, Christopher Fowler tells the story of both the first and last case of an unlikely pair of crime fighters - and how along the way they changed the face of detection....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not What I Had Hoped

    • By Sara on 09-07-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart

    • Bryant & May, Book 11
    • By: Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    Two teenagers see a dead man rising from his grave. And if that's not alarming enough, one of them is killed in a hit and run accident....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great series!

    • By susan on 11-07-14

    Regular price: $21.58

    • Bryant & May - London's Glory

    • By: Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Much Fun!

    • By Janet Davis on 05-08-16

    Regular price: $16.73

    • Bryant and May On the Loose

    • By: Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    Long regarded as an anachronism, the Peculiar Crimes Unit is to be disbanded....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bryant and May On the Loose

    • By Laurelle C. Lo on 08-27-11

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Seventy-Seven Clocks

    • Bryant & May Mysteries
    • By: Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    Here, an aging attorney becomes the first victim in a series of poisonings that may be the work of a family of cultists....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Almost 4 stars, but not quite

    • By Watson H. Rhodes on 07-05-17

    Regular price: $48.99

    • Bryant & May and the Memory of Blood

    • By: Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    The death of a child and what seems to be a murderous puppet make a perfect case for Bryant and May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a treat - a new Bryant and May

    • By Hilary on 02-25-12

    Regular price: $18.54

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