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Publisher's Summary

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

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"One of our most unorthodox and entertaining writers." ( Sunday Telegraph)

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So Much Fun!

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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Really enjoyed this collection!

I don't usually like short stories, but Fowler, as usual, doesn't disappoint. Loved it! Recommend!

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Not the best B&M

Picked up towards the end. As always
, Tim Goodman is the man.His performance is superb.

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BUSY, BUSY, BUSY

To many main characters, to much going on all the time. Very complicated plot lines.

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  • Phillip H
  • 09-16-16

Cant praise it enough

What did you like most about Bryant & May - London's Glory?

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.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bryant & May - London's Glory?

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.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

The voice acting it totally riveting. Tim Goodman IS Bryant and May.

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  • paulcfc
  • 09-16-16

London's glory ,author's glory

one of the best collections of short stories since m r James .clever witty and sharp.

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  • Simon. Kindall
  • 02-24-18

Great Listening

Would you listen to Bryant & May - London's Glory again? Why?

Yes I would but after a while I think I would listen to the whole series again but in enough time to hopefully forget who done it.

What did you like best about this story?

What I like about this book is hearing Christopher Fowler's thoughts on the characters and his liking for other authors and why and how he chose these characters

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I have come to love the people in the PCU of course Bryant and May mostly but love Janice and the others and I don't think Crippin gets enough air time :) I really can't wait until the next book comes available on Audible I love the historic facts about London just wish my memory would store them. So I must listen again and try to remember some of the facts.
Tim Goodman is a fantastic narrator how he remembers all the characters and what they sound like I don't know.

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  • Gumblina
  • 05-14-16

Bryant and May bite size! fantastic

read brilliantly and great short stories. love all the characters do not want it to end!

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  • Sue
  • 03-16-16

Loyal Fan

I love the Bryant and May series.
I think Christopher Fowler is a brilliant writer. His characters are fully formed, wonderful and maddening in equal parts, including London.
His plots give respectful waves to every variety of mystery tale and always deliver laughter and sadness. Arthur is a grumpy, selfish old git, even as a young man, and I adore him.
They are my favourite book series, in any genre.
This collection of short stories is a bag of gems. It hops about on their timeline and is a marvelous introduction to their world.
This was a reread while I await the second collection, due in a few days. Can't wait!

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  • Yorkshireborn
  • 02-14-21

Victor rides again

Christopher has one heck of a sense of humour, Bryant is what would happen if Victor Meldrew got into detective work. People around me think im losing my mind, as i listen to it using my discreet little earpods, i often just break out into full on belly laughs for seemingly no reason. Narration is spot on. looking forward to listening to all his other books. Brilliant.

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  • Louise Harper
  • 02-23-20

A book to read rather than listen to

The stories in this book are great, however the narrator's choice of voice for Bryant is teeth grindingly irritating -although more generally the narration is very good. I recommend any potential purchasers listen to a sample of the book before purchasing

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  • E. Matthews
  • 11-17-20

Just as good as ever.

Not listened to any short stories of Bryant and May before. Don't hesitate they are just as good as the full novels.

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  • Simon
  • 08-26-16

Awesome

The tales continue with that wonderful humour, great life observation by one of the best narrators who brings the story to life.

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  • miguel del norte
  • 09-11-21

A Breath of Fresh London Air

A wonderful selection of short detection stories solved by an unlikely duo of elderly detectives working for the Peculiar Crimes unit of London's Met. police force. The descriptions are so believable and the narration so good that you find yourself walking along the streets with this rather strange couple peering through the fog or slipping on the frozen slush as they head off to a crime scene.
For those who know London and especially the London of the 60's, this brings back fond memories as Bryant regales us with historical insights of the old city. The plots are clever and the detectives' logic in solving them ranks them with that of Jane Marple.
Tim Goodman has exactly the right voice for these stories and his diction is superb - he brings it all very clearly to life. This was our first encounter with Bryant & May and now we're hooked!