Christopher Fowler

1 Bryant & May off the Rails

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-09-28
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Christopher Fowler's <i>The Memory of Blood.<br /></i><br />Arthur Bryant and John May—and their team of proud eccentrics in the Peculiar Crimes Unit—have been given only one week to hunt down a murderer they’ve already caught once, but who somehow escaped from a locked room and killed one of their best and brightest. Facing a shutdown, Bryant and May, men of opposite methods, learn that their nemesis, expertly disguised, has struck again—and now he is luring them down into the vast labyrinth of tunnels and dark shadows of the London Underground. But soon they will discover a fresh mystery—one as bizarre as anything they have ever faced.

2 Full Dark House

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2004-06-01
Description :  Edgy, suspenseful, and darkly comic, here is the first novel in a riveting mystery series starring two cranky but brilliant old detectives whose lifelong friendship was forged solving crimes for the London Police Department's Peculiar Crimes Unit. In <b>Full Dark House</b>, Christopher Fowler tells the story of both their first and last case—and how along the way the unlikely pair of crime fighters changed the face of detection.<br /><br /> A present-day bombing rips through London and claims the life of eighty-year-old detective Arthur Bryant. For his partner John May, it means the end of a partnership that lasted over half-a-century and an eerie echo back to the Blitz of World War II when they first met. Desperately searching for clues to the killer's identity, May finds his old friend's notes of their very first case and becomes convinced that the past has returned...with a killing vengeance.<br /><br /> It begins when a dancer in a risque new production of Orpheus in Hell is found without her feet. Suddenly, the young detectives are plunged in a bizarre gothic mystery that will push them to their limits—and beyond. For in a city shaken by war, a faceless killer is stalking London's theaters, creating his own kind of sinister drama. And it will take Arthur Bryant's unorthodox techniques and John May's dogged police work to catch a criminal whose ability to escape detection seems almost supernatural--a murderer who even decades later seems to have claimed the life of one of them...and is ready to claim the other.<br /><br /> Filled with startling twists, unforgettable characters, and a mystery that will keep you guessing, <b>Full Dark House</b> is a witty, heartbreaking, and all-too-human thriller about the hunt for an inhuman killer.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

3 Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-12-02
Description :  <b><b>NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST MYSTERIES OF THE YEAR BY <i>THE SEATTLE TIMES •&#xa0;</i></b>London’s wiliest detectives, Arthur Bryant and John May, are on the case in this fiendishly clever mystery. And when a cemetery becomes the scene of a crime, neither secrets—nor bodies—stay buried.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Romain Curtis sneaks into St. George’s Gardens one evening with his date, planning to show her the stars. A centuries-old burial ground, the small, quiet park is the perfect place to be alone. Yet the night takes a chilling turn when the two teenagers spy a strange figure rising from among the tombstones: a corpse emerging from the grave. Suffice it to say that wherever there’s a dead man walking, Bryant and May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit are never far behind.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> As the PCU investigates the sighting, a second urgent matter requires their unusual brand of problem-solving. Seven ravens have gone missing from their historic home in the Tower of London, and legend has it that when the ravens disappear, England will fall. Bryant has been tasked with recovering the lost birds, but when Romain is suddenly found dead, the two seemingly separate mysteries start to intertwine and point to a plot more sinister than anyone could ever imagine. <br /> &#xa0;<br /> Soon Bryant and May find themselves immersed in London’s darkest lore, from Victorian-era body snatchers, to arcane black magic, to the grisly myth behind Bleeding Heart Yard, a courtyard long associated with murder. And as the body count spikes and more coffins are unearthed, they will have to dig deep to catch a killer and finally lay these cases to rest. <br /> &#xa0;<br />Darkly funny and fast-paced, <i>Bryant &amp; May and the Bleeding Heart </i>is a brilliantly twisting puzzle, conjured from the inventive mind of Christopher Fowler.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Bryant &amp; May and the Bleeding Heart</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Let’s talk about guilty pleasures. . . . A historic burial ground like St. George’s Garden, scene of the unfortunate incident of resurrection, is right up [Arthur Bryant’s] dark alley. And mine.”<b>—Marilyn Stasio, <i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Delectably droll . . . criminally underappreciated . . . guaranteed to amuse . . . [Bryant &amp; May are] endearing throwbacks to a time when this genre was brainy and pure. They are the last of a breed and they know it. . . . Their very credibility puts quaint old Bryant &amp; May in a class of their own.”<b>—Janet Maslin, <i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Fans of the series will enjoy the continuing travails of these two long-suffering octogenerian friends and their fellow officers. Newcomers will appreciate the twists and turns of the case as well as the many details from the odd corners of one of the world’s great cities.”<b>—<i>Library Journal</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Endearingly eccentric . . . intriguing.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Hilarious . . . a charming and intriguing mystery mixed with marvelous characters. [Christopher] Fowler’s snarky writing elevates what could be dull or routine and makes it a true joy to read.”<b>—<i>RT Book Reviews<br /></i></b><br />“Make <i>Bryant &amp; May and the Bleeding Heart</i> the next book you read. . . . These stories are witty, challenging, engrossing, informative and incredibly well written. . . . Picture a television series that is a rough mash-up of <i>Law &amp; Order, The X-Files </i>and<i> Monty Python’s Flying Circus</i>. . . . I sensed Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ed McBain and Agatha Christie nodding in approval. . . . [Fowler’s] latest book contains some of his best writing.”<b>—<i>Bookreporter</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

4 The Victoria Vanishes

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2008-10-28
Description :  It’s a case tailor-made for the Peculiar Crimes Unit. A lonely hearts killer is targeting middle-aged women at some of England’s most well-known pubs—including one torn down eighty years ago. What’s more, Arthur Bryant happened to see one of the victims only moments before her death at the pub that doesn’t exist. Indeed, this case is littered with clues that defy everything the veteran detectives know about the habits of serial killers, the methodology of crime, and the odds of making an arrest. Now, with the public on the verge of panic and their superiors determined to shut the PCU down for good, Detectives Bryant and May must rise to the occasion in defense of two great English traditions—the pub and the Peculiar Crimes Unit.<br /><br />That’s easier said than done. A lost funeral urn, the eighteenth-century mystic Emanuel Swedenborg, the Knights Templars, the secret history of pubs, and the discovery of an astounding religious relic may be enough to convince one of the pair to take back his resignation letter. But with Bryant consulting a memory specialist and May encountering a brush with mortality, do the Peculiar Crimes Unit’s two living legends have enough life left to stop a murderous conspiracy…and a deadly cupid targeting one of their own.<br /><b><i><br /></i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

5 The Water Room

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2005-06-28
Description :  They are detection’s oddest couple: two cranky detectives whose professional partnership dates back half a century. Now Arthur Bryant and John May return in a case of multiple murder that twists through a subterranean course of the secrets, lies, and extreme passions that drive even ordinary men and women to the most shocking crimes….<br /><br />They are living legends with a reputation for solving even the trickiest cases using unorthodox, unconventional, and often completely unauthorized methods. But the Peculiar Crimes Unit headed by Detectives John May and Arthur Bryant is one mistake away from being shut down for good. And when the elderly sister of Bryant’s friend is found dead in the basement of her decrepit house in Kentish Town, they find themselves on the verge of making exactly that mistake.<br /><br />According to the coroner, Ruth Singh’s heart simply stopped beating. But why was a woman who rarely left the house fully dressed for an outing? And why was there river water in her throat? Convinced that the old lady didn’t die a natural death, the detectives delve into a murky case with no apparent motive, no forensics, and no clues. And they’ve barely launched their investigation when death claims another victim. Suddenly they discover some very unnatural behavior surrounding Ruth Singh’s death by “natural” causes—from shady real estate developers and racist threats to two troubled marriages, from a dodgy academician working London’s notorious “grey economy” to a network of antiquities collectors obsessed with Egyptian mythology. And running beneath it all are the sweeping tentacles of London’s vast and forgotten underground river system. As the rains pour down and the water rises, Bryant and May must rely on instinct, experience, and their own very peculiar methods to stem a tide of evil that threatens to drown them all.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

6 London's Glory

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2016-03-29
Description :  <b>Arthur Bryant and John May of the Peculiar Crimes Unit are London’s craftiest and bravest detectives—and there’s no better pair to solve the city’s most confounding crimes. In this riveting eBook collection of mystery short stories, available together for the first time, Christopher Fowler takes Bryant and May on a series of twisting adventures and brings readers behind the scenes of his beloved novels.</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>Includes a preview of Christopher Fowler’s new Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery, <i>Bryant &amp; May and the Burning Man</i>!</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> In “Bryant &amp; May in the Field,” a woman is found with her throat slashed in a snowy park, yet the killer managed to escape without leaving any footprints. In “Bryant &amp; May and the Nameless Woman,” a businessman drowns in the pool of a posh club, and the only suspect is a young woman who remains almost <i>too</i> calm during questioning. And in “Bryant &amp; May Ahoy!” the pair go on holiday on a friend’s yacht in Turkey, but Bryant realizes there’s something fishy about their fellow passengers. From London’s grandest mansions to its darkest corners, from the Christmas department of Selfridges to a sinister traveling sideshow, there’s no scene too strange for the Peculiar Crimes Unit and the indefatigable detectives at its helm. <br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>Praise for Christopher Fowler’s ingenious novels featuring the Peculiar Crimes Unit</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “A brilliant series.”<b>—<i>The Denver Post</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Fowler, like his crime-solvers, is deadpan, sly, and always unexpectedly inventive.”<b><i>—Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Eclectic, eccentric and endlessly entertaining books.”<b><i>—The Seattle Times</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Fowler’s small but ardent American following deserves to get much larger.”<b>—Janet Maslin, <i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A rough mash-up of <i>Law &amp; Order, The X-Files,</i> and <i>Monty Python’s Flying Circus</i> . . . These stories are witty, challenging, engrossing, informative and incredibly well-written.”<b>—<i>Bookreporter</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “May and Bryant make a stellar team.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Fowler reinvents and reinvigorates the traditional police procedural.”<b><i>—The Boston Globe</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “<i>Grumpy Old Men</i> does <i>CSI</i> with a twist of Dickens! Bryant and May are hilarious. I love this series.”<b>—#1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Karen Marie Moning</b>

7 White Corridor

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2007-05-29
Description :  From using crackpot psychics to cutting-edge forensics, Arthur Bryant and John May are famous for their maddeningly unorthodox approach to solving crimes that the ordinary police cannot. Now Christopher Fowler, “a new master of the classical detective story,”* brings back crime detection’s oddest—and oldest—couple to solve the ultimate locked room mystery.<br /><br />It’s an “impossible” crime—a member of the Peculiar Crimes Unit killed inside a locked autopsy room populated only by the dead and to which only four PCU members had a key. And to make matters worse, the Unit has been shut down for a forced “vacation” and Bryant and May are stuck in a van miles away in the Dartmoor countryside during a freak snowstorm on their way to a convention of psychics.<br /><br />Now, with Sergeant Janice Longbright in charge at headquarters, Bryant and May must crack the case by cell phone while trying to stop a second murder without freezing to death. For among the line of snowed-in vehicles, a killer is on the prowl, a beautiful woman is on the run from a man who seeks either redemption or another victim, and an innocent child is caught in the middle.<br /><br />Weaving together two electrifying cases, <b>White Corridor</b> is an unforgettable triumph—by turns hilarious and harrowing—as two of detective fiction’s most marvelous characters confront one of human nature’s darkest mysteries: the ability to deceive, deny, and destroy.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

8 Ten Second Staircase

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2006-06-27
Description :  It’s a crime tailor-made for the Peculiar Crimes Unit: a controversial artist is murdered and displayed as part of her own outrageous installation. No suspects, no motive, no evidence–it’s business as usual for the Unit’s cantankerous founding partners, Arthur Bryant and John May. But this time they have an eyewitness. According to twelve-year-old Luke Tripp, the killer was a cape-clad highwayman atop a black stallion. <br /><br />As implausible as the boy’s story sounds, Bryant and May take it seriously when “The Highwayman” is spotted again, striking a dramatic pose at the scene of his next outlandish murder. Whatever the killer’s real identity, he seems intent on killing off a string of minor celebrities while becoming one himself. <br /><br />As the tabloids look to make a quick bundle on “Highwayman Fever,” Bryant and May, along with the newest member of the Unit, May’s agoraphobic granddaughter, April, find themselves sorting out a case involving an unlikely combination of artistic rivalries, sleazy sex affairs, the Knights Templars, and street gang feuds. To do it, they’re going to have to use every orthodox–and unorthodox–means at their disposal, including myth, witchcraft, and the psychogeographic history of the city’s “monsters,” past and present.<br /><br />And if one unsolvable crime weren’t enough, this case has disturbing links to a decades-old killing spree that nearly destroyed the partnership of Bryant and May once before…and may again. The Peculiar Crimes Unit is one murder away from being closed down for good–and that murder could be their own.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

9 Bryant & May: Strange Tide

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2016-12-13
Description :  <b>London’s most brilliant but unconventional detectives, Arthur Bryant and John May, must plumb the depths of a particularly murky mystery.</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> The Peculiar Crimes Unit faces its most baffling case yet—and if Bryant and May can’t rise to the challenge, the entire unit may go under. Near the Tower of London, along the River Thames, the body of a woman has been discovered chained to a stone post and left to drown. Curiously, only one set of footprints leads to the tragic spot. “The Bride in the Tide,” as the London press gleefully dubs her, has the PCU stumped. Why wouldn’t the killer simply dump her body in the river—as so many do?<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Arthur Bryant wonders if the answer lies in the mythology of the Thames itself. Unfortunately, the normally wobbly funhouse corridors of Bryant’s mind have become, of late, even more labyrinthine. The venerable detective seems to be losing his grip on reality. May fears the worst, as Bryant rapidly descends from merely muddled to one stop short of Barking, hallucinating that he’s traveled back in time to solve the case. There had better be a method to Bryant’s madness—because, as more bodies are pulled from the river’s depths, his partner and the rest of the PCU find themselves in over their heads.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Fiendishly fun and rich in London lore, <i>Bryant and May: Strange Tide </i>is Christopher Fowler at his best, delivering more twists and turns than the Thames itself.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for Christopher Fowler’s ingenious novels featuring the Peculiar Crimes Unit</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Fowler, like his crime-solvers, is deadpan, sly, and always unexpectedly inventive.”<b>—<i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “An imaginative funhouse of a world where sage minds go to expand their vistas and sharpen their wits.”<b>—Marilyn Stasio, <i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “[Fowler] takes delight in stuffing his books with esoteric facts; together with a cast of splendidly eccentric characters [and] corkscrew plots, wit, verve and some apposite social commentary, they make for unbeatable fun.”<b>—<i>The Guardian</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “Mr. Fowler’s small but ardent American following deserves to get much larger.”<b>—Janet Maslin, <i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “The most delightfully, wickedly entertaining duo in crime fiction.”<b><i>—The Plain Dealer</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Captivating.”<b><i>—The Seattle Times</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Dazzling.”<b><i>—The Denver Post</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Thrilling.”<b><i>—Chicago Tribune</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

10 Seventy-Seven Clocks

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2005-11-29
Description :  The odd couple of detection—the brilliant but cranky detectives of London’s Peculiar Crimes Unit—return in a tense, atmospheric new thriller that keeps you guessing until the final page. This time Bryant and May are up against a series of bizarre murders that defy human understanding—and a killer no human hand may be able to stop.<br /><br />A mysterious stranger in outlandish Edwardian garb defaces a painting in the National Gallery. Then a guest at the exclusive Savoy Hotel is fatally bitten by what appears to be a marshland snake. An outbreak of increasingly bizarre crimes has hit London—and, fittingly, come to the attention of the Peculiar Crimes Unit. <br /><br />Art vandalism, an exploding suspect, pornography, rat poison, Gilbert and Sullivan musicals, secret societies…and not a single suspect in sight. The killer they’re chasing has a dark history, a habit of staying hidden, and time itself on his side. Detectives John May and Arthur Bryant may have finally met their match, and this time they’re really working against the clock….<br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>

11 Bryant & May on the Loose

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2009-11-24
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Christopher Fowler’s <i>Bryant &amp; May off the Rails</i>.<br /><br />The Peculiar Crimes Unit is no more—disbanded, finished, kaput. After years of defying the odds and infuriating their superiors, detectives Arthur Bryant and John May have finally crossed the line. While Bryant takes to his bed, his bathrobe, and his esoteric books, the rest of the team takes to the streets looking for new careers—until one of them stumbles upon a gruesome murder.<br /><br />Now the Unit is back for an encore performance—in a rented office with no computer network, no legal authority, and a broken toilet. They’ve got until the end of the week to solve a mystery with links to gangland crime, the 2012 London Olympics, and a half-man, half-stag creature that’s carrying off young women. It’s the kind of case that Bryant and May live to solve . . . and it could be the one that finally kills them.

12 Bryant & May: Wild Chamber

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2017-12-05
Description :  <b>Detectives Arthur Bryant and John May are back on the case in this whip-smart and wildly twisting mystery, in which a killer in London’s parks is proving to be a most elusive quarry.</b><br /><br /> Helen Forester’s day starts like any other: Around seven in the morning, she takes her West Highland terrier for a walk in her street’s private garden. But by 7:20 she is dead, strangled yet peacefully laid out on the path, her dog nowhere to be found. The only other person in the locked space is the gardener, who finds the body and calls the police. He expects proper cops to arrive, but what he gets are Bryant, May, and the wily members of the Peculiar Crimes Unit.<br /><br /> Before the detectives can make any headway on the case, a second woman is discovered in a public park, murdered in nearly identical fashion. Bryant, recovering from a health scare, delves into the arcane history of London’s cherished green spaces, rife with class drama, violence, and illicit passions. But as a devious killer continues to strike, Bryant and May struggle to connect the clues, not quite seeing the forest for the trees. Now they have to think and act fast to save innocent lives, the fate of the city’s parks, and the very existence of the PCU.&#xa0;<br /><br /> An irresistibly witty, inventive blend of history and suspense, <i>Bryant &amp; May: Wild Chamber</i> is Christopher Fowler in classic form.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Bryant &amp; May: Wild Chamber</i></b><br /><br />“Ingenious . . . Fowler brilliantly mixes humor into a fair-play whodunit with an unexpected solution.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i> (starred review)</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “For fans of offbeat mysteries, Fowler’s long-running series continues to offer some of the best reading; the latest entry features an array of eccentric characters, a killer conclusion in a library setting, quirky humor, witty writing, interesting side trips and expositions, and a well-ordered, intricate plot.”<b>—<i>Library Journal</i> (starred review)</b>

13 House of Fear

Author : Lisa Tuttle, Adam L. G. Nevill, Christopher Fowler & Christopher Priest
Genre :  Horror  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2011-09-27
Description :  House of Fear: An Anthology of Haunted House Stories<br /> The tread on the landing outside the door, when you know you are the only one in the house. The wind whistling through the eves, carrying the voices of the dead. The figure glimpsed briefly through the cracked window of a derelict house.<br /> Editor Jonathan Oliver brings horror home with a collection of haunted house stories by some of the finest writers working in the horror genre, including Joe R. Lansdale, Sarah Pinborough, Lisa Tuttle, Christopher Priest, Adam L. G. Nevill, Nicholas Royle, Chaz Brenchley, Christopher Fowler, Gary Kilworth, Weston Ochse, Eric Brown, Tim Lebbon, Nina Allan, Stephen Volk, Paul Meloy and more.

14 Bryant & May: Hall of Mirrors

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Release Date :  2018-12-04
Description :  <b>London, 1969. With the Swinging Sixties under way, Detectives Arthur Bryant and John May find themselves caught in the middle of a good, old-fashioned manor house murder mystery.</b> <br /><br />The critics are mad for Christopher Fowler, his irascible creations Bryant and May, and the Peculiar author’s gift for writing classic mysteries with delightfully uncommon twists. <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> calls Fowler “deadpan, sly, and always unexpectedly inventive,” while <i>The Guardian</i> admires his “splendidly eccentric characters [and] corkscrew plots.” This new novel is no exception. As the Swinging Sixties paint dreary London a DayGlo rainbow, detectives Arthur Bryant and John May find themselves caught in the middle of a good old-fashioned manor house mystery.<br /><br /> Hard to believe, but even positively ancient sleuths like Bryant and May of the Peculiar Crimes Unit were young once . . . or at least younger. Flashback to London 1969: mods and dolly birds, sunburst minidresses—but how long would the party last?<br /><br /> After accidentally sinking a barge painted like the Yellow Submarine, Bryant and May are relegated to babysitting one Monty Hatton-Jones, the star prosecution witness in the trial of a disreputable developer whose prefabs are prone to collapse. The job for the demoted detectives? Keep the whistle-blower safe for one weekend.<br /><br /> The task proves unexpectedly challenging when their unruly charge insists on attending a party at the vast estate Tavistock Hall. With falling stone gryphons, secret passageways, rumors of a mythical beast, and an all-too-real dismembered corpse, the bedeviled policemen soon find themselves with “a proper country house murder” on their hands.<br /><br /> Trapped for the weekend, Bryant and May must sort the victims from the suspects, including a hippie heir, a missing millionaire, a blond nightclub singer, and a mystery writer—not to mention Monty himself—and <i>nobody</i> is quite who he or she seems to be.

15 Nyctophobia

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  Ghost  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2014-10-09
Description :  “It’s a strange thing, nyctophobia. You’re not born with it. It can start at any time. It comes and goes, and it’s one of the only phobias you can transmit to other people.”<br /> Newly-married architect Callie and her wealthy husband Mateo move to Hyperion House, a grand old home in southern Spain. It’s an eccentric place built in front of a cliff: serene and beautiful, but eerily symmetrical, and cunningly styled so that half the house is flooded with light, and half – locked up and neglected – is shrouded in darkness. Unemployed and feeling isolated in a foreign country, Callie determines to research the history of the curious building.<br /> But the past is sometimes best left alone. Uncovering the folklore of the house’s strange history, Callie is drawn into darkness and delusion. As a teenager Callie was afraid of the dark, and now with her adolescent nyctophobia returning she becomes convinced there’s someone in the darkened rooms.<br /> Somewhere in the darkness lies the truth about Hyperion House. But some doors should never be opened.

16 Hell Train

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  Horror  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2011-12-27
Description :  Imagine there was a classic supernatural chiller that Hammer Films never made. A grand epic produced at the studio’s peak, which played like a cross between the <i>Dracula</i> and <i>Frankenstein</i> films and <i>Dr Terror’s House Of Horrors</i>...<br /><br /> Four passengers meet on a train journey through Eastern Europe during the First World War, and face a mystery that must be solved if they are to survive. As the Arkangel races through the war-torn countryside, they must find out: What is in the casket that everyone is so afraid of? What is the tragic secret of the veiled Red Countess who travels with them? Why is their fellow passenger the army brigadier so feared by his own men? And what exactly is the devilish secret of the Arkangel itself? Bizarre creatures, satanic rites, terrified passengers and the romance of travelling by train, all in a classically styled horror novel.

17 Bryant & May and the Secret Santa

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2015-11-17
Description :  <b>In this fast-paced Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery, available as an eBook short story, detectives Arthur Bryant and John May must crack a puzzling Christmas case with some extra assistance from Santa’s little helpers.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Includes a preview of Christopher Fowler’s upcoming Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery, <i>Bryant &amp; May and the Burning Man</i>!</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> The streets of London are covered in twinkling lights and freshly fallen snow, but the mood inside the Christmas department of Selfridges is decidedly less cheery. Bryant and May have arrived there to investigate the death of an eleven-year-old boy who inexplicably fled the store after a routine visit to Santa’s Wonderland. Their only clue is a torn scrap of blue cloth discovered at the scene. Now, Bryant and May are making a list of suspects, but they’d better check it twice to catch a shifty culprit in disguise.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Praise for Christopher Fowler’s brilliant Peculiar Crimes Unit novels </b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Fowler, like his crime-solvers, is deadpan, sly, and always unexpectedly inventive.” <b>—<i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Delectably droll . . . brainy and pure.”<b>—Janet Maslin, <i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Fowler reinvents and reinvigorates the traditional police procedural.”<b>—<i>The Boston Globe</i></b><br /> <i>&#xa0;</i><br /> “May and Bryant make a stellar team.”<b><i>—The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Fowler has few peers when it comes to constructing ingenious and intricate plots.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i> (starred review)</b>

18 Spanky

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  Horror  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2017-06-20
Description :  <b>In this stylish Faustian horror novel from the prize-winning author of the Peculiar Crimes Unit series featuring Bryant &amp; May, a young man learns firsthand the perils of dealing with the devil.</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> With a dead-end job, a miserable family, and no romantic prospects, twenty-three-year-old Martyn Ross has a rotten life—until he meets his own personal demon. A Spancialosaphus Lacrimosae, or “Spanky” for short, he’s Martyn’s diabolically handsome alter ego, a tuxedoed charmer who’s willing to share his wild world of wine, women, and wealth . . . for a price.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Under Spanky’s tutelage, Martyn gains confidence, career success, even a girlfriend. He’s living the good life. But like all demons, Spanky expects something in return. And it has nothing to do with Martyn surrendering his soul. In fact, quite the reverse . . .<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Look for Christopher Fowler’s fantasy and horror classics, now available as ebooks:</b><br /> <b>CALABASH | DISTURBIA | PSYCHOVILLE | RED GLOVES | ROOFWORLD | SPANKY</b>

19 Fantastic Crimes

Author : Anne Perry, F. Paul Wilson, Elizabeth George & Christopher Fowler
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Historical 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2018-02-13
Description :  <b>Book-centered mystery novellas from four masters of the craft.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /><b>From Anne Perry, the <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author of the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series, comes <i>The Scroll</i>.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Hapless bookseller Monty Danforth’s recent discovery of a millennia-old manuscript plunges him into a cutthroat conspiracy.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A master storyteller.” —<i>The Star-Ledger</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /><b>Christopher Fowler, author of the Bryant and May mysteries, presents </b><b><i>Reconciliation Day</i></b><b>.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> One man’s obsession with a lost edition of Bram Stoker’s <i>Dracula</i> sends him on a dangerous journey to Transylvania.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “If Edgar Allan Poe and Monty Python had lived in the same country and the same century and somehow struck up a creative collaboration, their work might have resulted in fiction similar to Fowler’s.” —<i>Richmond Times-Dispatch</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /><b>From F. Paul Wilson, the <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling creator of Repairman Jack, comes <i>The Compendium of Srem</i>.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Prior Tomás de Torquemada yields the ultimate power, deciding who lives and dies during the Spanish Inquisition, but an ancient, evil tome is about to change that.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A great storyteller and a thoughtful one.” —David Morrell, <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author of <i>First Blood</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /><b>Elizabeth George, the <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author of the Inspector Lynley novels, brings you <i>The Mysterious Disappearance of the Reluctant Book Fairy</i>.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> A woman’s gift for immersing herself in the plot of whatever book she likes draws overwhelming fame—and misfortune.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> “An essential writer of popular fiction today.” —<i>The Washington Post</i><br /> &#xa0;

20 Reconciliation Day

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2017-05-02
Description :  <b>A man obsessed with <i>Dracula</i> pursues a legendary lost edition of the classic vampire book in this chilling story from the author of the Bryan and May Mysteries.</b><br /><br /> Carter, one of the world’s leading experts on <i>Dracula</i>, owns many editions of Bram Stoker’s novel, maybe even as many as his well-heeled rival, Mikaela Klove. But one thing has always eluded him: the chance to examine the possibly apocryphal blue edition of Stoker’s seminal vampire tale. If it actually exists, the elusive edition is rumored to contain a different ending and a never-before-published chapter tantalizingly set in Dracula’s personal library. Determined to read it for himself, Carter travels to Transylvania, where the rumored treasure might be hidden. But once there, he’ll need to work with his nemesis to solve the mysterious puzzle—or risk an endgame neither he nor Mikaela can afford to lose.<br /><br /> Drawing on his renowned flair for the outré, Christopher Fowler—an author “in the first rank of contemporary mystery writers”— reimagines Stoker’s lost chapter and intersperses it with an unforgettable journey through Transylvania. <i>Reconciliation Day</i> is a delightfully suspenseful novella perfect for fans of the Peculiar Crimes Unit novels (<i>Publishers Weekly</i>).<br /><br /><i>The Bibliomysteries are a series of short tales about deadly books, by top mystery authors.</i><br /><br /> Christopher Fowler (b. 1953) is a British thriller writer of more than forty novels and short-story collections.&#xa0;He is best known for his Bryant &amp; May mystery series, which chronicles two Golden Age detectives in modern day London. He is also the&#xa0;recipient of&#xa0;the prestigious Dagger in the Library award.&#xa0;Fowler splits his time between London and Barcelona.

21 Plastic

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2013-08-01
Description :  With a Foreword by Joanne Harris<br /><br /> June Cryer is a shopaholic suburban housewife trapped in a lousy marriage. After discovering her husband's infidelity with the flight attendant next door, she loses her home, her husband and her credit rating. But there's a solution: a friend needs a caretaker for a spectacular London high-rise apartment. It's just for the weekend, and there'll be money to spend in a city with every temptation on offer.<br /><br /> Seizing the opportunity to escape, June moves in only to find that there's no electricity and no phone. She must flat-sit until the security system comes back on. When a terrified girl breaks into the flat and June makes the mistake of asking the neighbours for help, she finds herself embroiled in an escalating nightmare, trying to prove that a murderer exists. For the next 24 hours she must survive on the streets without friends or money and solve an impossible crime.

22 The Sand Men

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2015-10-06
Description :  ‘The ultimate gated community is a human being with a closed mind.’<br /> JG Ballard<br /><br /> In Dubai there’s a new world of high-luxury resorts emerging for the super-rich—but at what price to everyone else?<br /> Lea, Roy and their 15 year-old daughter Cara live in a gated community reserved for foreign workers. Roy has been hired to deal with teething problems at Dream World, a futuristic beach complex. In the oppressive heat, the wives appear happy to follow behind their husbands, cooking and arranging tea parties, but Lea finds herself a virtual prisoner in a land where Western women are regarded with indifference and suspicion.<br /> At least there are a few friendly outsiders who don’t enjoy the conformity of the ex-pat community—until one night, when the most outspoken one dies in a suspicious accident. It’s the first in a string of terrible occurrences that divide the foreign workers. Lea’s neighbours start to blame migrants, locals and even each other.<br /> Lea is convinced that deliberate acts of cruelty are being committed—but is there a real threat to her life, or is she becoming paranoid? And what if what she fears most is really happening? What happens in a world where only the rich are important? Welcome to a future that’s five minutes away, where rebellion against conformity can lead to the unthinkable …

23 Mammoth Books presents Oh I Do Like To Be Beside the Seaside

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  Horror  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2012-07-26
Description :  'Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside' came about firstly because I was commissioned to write a story for the World Horror Convention souvenir book and, as the event was to take place in Brighton, it seemed logical to set a tale on the South coast of England.<br />"I had written a fantasy novel, <i>Calabash</i>, some years earlier, hinting at the dark madness of such seaside towns, which are the antithesis of their Mediterranean counterparts. I thought of the depressing Morrissey song "Every Day is Like Sunday", which captures the awfulness of English resorts.<br />"Coincidentally, Kim Newman and I were discussing the inherent creepiness of pantomime dames, and I decided it was time to give vent to my horror of these coastal pleasure domes. I wish I'd thought to include screaming gangs of hen-nighters as well. And I thought it was a nice touch to have everyone in the story telling the hero to 'f**k off' until he finally does.

24 The Invisible Code

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2013-12-17
Description :  <b>London’s craftiest and boldest detectives, Arthur Bryant and John May, are back in this deviously twisting mystery of black magic, madness, and secrets hidden in plain sight.</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> When a young woman is found dead in the pews of St. Bride’s Church—alone and showing no apparent signs of trauma—Arthur Bryant assumes this&#xa0; case will go to the Peculiar Crimes Unit, an eccentric team tasked with solving London’s most puzzling murders. Yet the city police take over the investigation, and the PCU is given an even more baffling and bewitching assignment.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Called into headquarters by Oskar Kasavian, the head of Home Office security, Bryant and May are shocked to hear that their longtime adversary now desperately needs their help. Oskar’s wife, Sabira, has been acting strangely for weeks—succumbing to violent mood swings, claiming an evil presence is bringing her harm—and Oskar wants the PCU to find out why. And if there’s any duo that can deduce the method behind her madness, it’s the indomitable Bryant and May.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> When a second bizarre death reveals a surprising link between the two women’s cases, Bryant and May set off on a trail of clues from the notorious Bedlam hospital to historic Bletchley Park. And as they are drawn into a world of encrypted codes and symbols, concealed rooms and high-society clubs, they must work quickly to catch a killer who lurks even closer than they think.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Witty, suspenseful, and ingeniously plotted, <i>The Invisible Code</i> is Christopher Fowler at the very top of his form.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Invisible Code</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Delightful . . . priceless dialogue . . . Fowler’s small but ardent American following deserves to get much larger. . . . <i>The Invisible Code</i> has immense charm. . . . Fowler creates a fine blend of vivid descriptions, . . . quick thinking and artful understatement. . . . Best of all are the two main characters, particularly Bryant, whose fine British stodginess is matched perfectly by the agility of his crime-solving mind.”<b>—Janet Maslin, <i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <b><i>&#xa0;</i></b><br /> “Excellent . . . In the light of the challenges that Fowler has given his heroes in prior books, it’s particularly impressive that he manages to surpass himself once again.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly </i>(starred review)</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <b>Praise for the ingenious novels featuring the Peculiar Crimes Unit</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “Witty, charming, intelligent, wonderfully atmospheric and enthusiastically plotted.”<b>—<i>The Times</i> (UK) </b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A series of narratives that exert an Ancient Mariner–like grip on the reader . . . Christopher Fowler is something of a British national treasure.”<b>—<i>Crime Time</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Quirky, ingenious and quite brilliant . . . If you haven’t indulged you are really missing out. . . . Wonderful, gently humorous stuff, so clever.”<b>—<i>The Bookseller</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A brilliant series of impossible crime novels.”<b>—<i>The Denver Post</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “<i>Grumpy Old Men</i> does <i>CSI</i> with a twist of Dickens! Bryant and May are hilarious. I love this series.”<b>—Karen Marie Moning</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “An example of what Christopher Fowler does so well, which is to merge the old values with the new values—reassuring, solid, English, and traditional. He’s giving us two for the price of one here.”<b>—Lee Child</b><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

25 Calabash

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  Horror  Books  Fiction & Literature  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fantasy 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-06-20
Description :  <b>A twisted take on Narnia, this warmhearted, dryly comic novel from the award-winning author of the Peculiar Crimes Unit series starring Bryant &amp; May transports readers to the last poignant moment of freedom before growing up. </b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Kay Goodwin is a sixteen-year-old boy with a smart mouth and too much imagination, trapped in the most dismal place in England at the worst possible time: the early seventies. Marooned in the rundown seaside resort of Cole Bay, with its crumbling pier and grumbling pensioners, Kay experiences each day as a horrible comedy of errors—until he discovers a faraway land with characters who are impossibly exotic yet strangely familiar. In the kingdom of Calabash, he can have everything he’s ever wanted from life. There’s only one small problem: Calabash doesn’t technically exist.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> In a country that’s still hungover from the sixties, Kay finds it all too easy to retreat from reality. But he’s prepared to risk everything to find out what makes him different, what his life really holds, and what happens to those who believe in the impossible.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Look for Christopher Fowler’s fantasy and horror classics, now available as ebooks:</b><br /> <b>CALABASH | DISTURBIA | PSYCHOVILLE | RED GLOVES | ROOFWORLD | SPANKY</b>

26 Mammoth Books presents Demonic Dreams

Author : Christopher Fowler, Norman Partridge & Robert Shearman
Genre :  Horror  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2012-07-26
Description :  <b>Oh I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside</b> - Christopher Fowler<br />Christopher Fowler explains "'. . . Seaside' came about firstly because I was commissioned to write a story for the World Horror Convention souvenir book and, as the event was to take place in Brighton, it seemed logical to set a tale on the South coast of England.<br />"I had written a fantasy novel, <i>Calabash</i>, some years earlier, hinting at the dark madness of such seaside towns, which are the antithesis of their Mediterranean counterparts. I thought of the depressing Morrissey song "Every Day is Like Sunday", which captures the awfulness of English resorts.<br />"Coincidentally, Kim Newman and I were discussing the inherent creepiness of pantomime dames, and I decided it was time to give vent to my horror of these coastal pleasure domes. I wish I'd thought to include screaming gangs of hen-nighters as well. And I thought it was a nice touch to have everyone in the story telling the hero to 'f**k off' until he finally does."<br /><br /><b>Featherweight</b> - Robert Shearman<br />"I don't like writing at home much," admits the author. "Home is a place for sleeping and eating and watching afternoon game shows on TV. There are too many distractions. So, years ago, I decided I'd only write first drafts in art galleries.<br />"And the best of them all is the National Gallery, in London, a pigeon's throw from Nelson's Column. I can walk around there with my notebook, thinking up stories - and if I get bored, there are lots of expensive pictures to look at. Perfect.<br />"A lot of those paintings, however, have angels in them. They're all over the place, wings raised, halos gleaming - perching on clouds, blowing trumpets, hovering around the Virgin Mary as if they're her strange naked childlike bodyguards. And I began to notice. That, whenever the writing is going well, the angels seemed happy, and would smile at me. And whenever the words weren't coming out right, when I felt sluggish, when I thought I'd rather take off and get myself a beer, they'd start to glare.<br />"I wrote this story in the National Gallery. Accompanied by a lot of glaring angels. Enjoy."<br /><br /><b>Lesser Demons</b> - Norman Partridge<br />"I was surprised to receive an invitation for S.T. Joshi's <i>Black Wings</i>," reveals Partridge, "an anthology of Lovecraftian fiction. Although I knew S.T. admired my work, I've never quite seen myself as a Mythos writer.<br />"While I respect H.P. Lovecraft and his contribution to horror, I've never felt that his worldview (or maybe I should say <i>universe</i>view) meshed with mine.<br />"In the end, that's what made the story work . . . at least for me. I concentrated on my differences with Lovecraft, and approached the material from a place where Jim Thompson would be more comfortable than HPL. And I'm delighted that so many people have enjoyed the tale - it was a lot of fun to write."

27 Bryant & May and the Burning Man

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2015-12-15
Description :  <b>No case is too curious for Arthur Bryant and John May, London’s most ingenious detectives. But with their beloved city engulfed in turmoil, they’ll have to work fast to hold a sinister killer’s feet to the fire.</b><br /><br /> In the week before Guy Fawkes Night, London’s peaceful streets break out in sudden unrest. Enraged by a scandal involving a corrupt financier accused of insider trading, demonstrators are rioting outside the Findersbury Private Bank, chanting, marching, and growing violent. But when someone hurls a Molotov cocktail at the bank’s front door, killing a homeless man on its steps, Bryant, May, and the rest of the Peculiar Crimes Unit is called in. Is this an act of protest gone terribly wrong? Or a devious, premeditated murder?<br /><br /> Their investigation heats up when a second victim is reported dead in similar fiery circumstances. May discovers the latest victim has ties to the troubled bank, and Bryant refuses to believe this is mere coincidence. As the riots grow more intense and the body count climbs, Bryant and May hunt for a killer who’s adopting incendiary methods of execution, on a snaking trail of clues with roots in London’s history of rebellion, anarchy, and harsh justice. Now, they’ll have to throw themselves in the line of fire before the entire investigation goes up in smoke.<br /><br /> Suspenseful, smart, and wickedly funny, <i>Bryant &amp; May and the Burning Man</i> is a brilliantly crafted mystery from the beloved Christopher Fowler.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Bryant &amp; May and the Burning Man</i></b><br /><br /> “Fabulously unorthodox . . . [Fowler] takes delight in stuffing his books with esoteric facts; together with a cast of splendidly eccentric characters [and] corkscrew plots, wit, verve and some apposite social commentary, they make for unbeatable fun.”<b>—<i>The Guardian</i></b><br /><br /> “Winningly eccentric . . . The books are set in a skillful synthesis of a phantasmagorical earlier era and the modern age.”<b>—<i>Financial Times</i></b><br /><br /> “The most delightfully, wickedly entertaining duo in crime fiction . . . Fowler’s tale is a rich mix of laugh-out-loud lines, acerbic wit, obscure British history and a wonderfully puzzling story. Grade: A<i>”</i><b><i>—The Plain Dealer</i></b><br /><br /> “Fowler is even better than usual at getting readers to care about his squad of misfits.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i></b><br /><br /> “Not even Arthur Bryant’s alarming behavior can dampen the twelfth installment in the most joyously inventive mystery series of our time.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br /><br /> “Fascinating and intriguing . . . This book is definitely a standalone novel that keeps the reader absorbed in the story, and will make everyone want to go back and read them all. . . . This is a very solid story and a great addition to Fowler’s long-running series. The mystery is fascinating and readers will definitely want to know what happens next. And for newcomers to the series, this will be an excellent place to start.”<b>—<i>Suspense Magazine</i></b><br /><br /> “Fans of the Bryant and May series will welcome this latest installment with plenty of obscure historical details mixed with outré crimes and the banter of the PCU members. Newcomers will find plenty to enjoy as well without finding the amount of details included from earlier outings overwhelming.”<b>—<i>Library Journal</i></b><br /><br /> “Witty with a dry sense of humor . . . finely plotted . . . complex and funny.”<b>—<i>RT Book Reviews</i></b><br /><br /> “A fascinating investigation with lots of false leads and a plethora of historical factoids.”<b>—<i>Mystery Scene</i></b><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

28 Psychoville

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  Horror  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-06-20
Description :  <b>A suburban horror classic from the prize-winning author of the Peculiar Crimes Unit novels starring Bryant &amp; May, <i>Psychoville</i> reveals the truth about housewives, bloodstains, and the damage one can inflict with a steam iron.</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> England, 1985. When the cruel and heartless hand of urban planning forces fourteen-year-old Billy March and his family to abandon their home in London and relocate to quiet, residential Invicta Cross, Billy holds out hope for a fresh start. Instead, his entire family is methodically and tragically abused by their petty, hostile neighbors. Though Billy eventually befriends a young girl as damaged as himself, he never forgets those humiliations—nor can he forgive them.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> 1995. Invicta Cross has just been voted “Britain’s Favorite New Town” . . . and a stylish young married couple has just moved in. Glamorous, charismatic, and wealthy, they’re instantly popular with the locals. Then a strange series of coincidences begins. As one neighbor after another goes missing, no one suspects that the perfect couple in Balmoral Close might know more than they let on—until a suspicious reporter sets out to discover the truth.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Look for Christopher Fowler’s fantasy and horror classics, now available as ebooks:</b><br /> <b>CALABASH | DISTURBIA | PSYCHOVILLE | RED GLOVES | ROOFWORLD | SPANKY</b>

29 Disturbia

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  Horror  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-06-20
Description :  <b>A race against time turns into a rollicking scavenger hunt through London lore in this classic thriller from the award-winning author of the Peculiar Crimes Unit mysteries starring Bryant &amp; May.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> When the city hits midnight, everyone becomes equal, and anything can happen. It’s 2 a.m. and Vincent Reynolds is running for his life through the storm-swept streets of London. The working-class reporter has discovered an explosive secret, and he’s determined to tell the world—as long as he stays alive until sunrise.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> His adversary: an English gentleman obsessed with puzzles, playing his deadliest game. His allies: a motley crew of insomniacs, misfits, and street people. His only hope: to solve a series of ten lethal challenges that will lead him from dusk to daybreak, through the night life of a secret city hidden even to its own inhabitants.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Look for Christopher Fowler’s fantasy and horror classics, now available as ebooks:</b><br /> <b>CALABASH | DISTURBIA | PSYCHOVILLE | RED GLOVES | ROOFWORLD | SPANKY</b>

30 Red Gloves, Volumes I & II

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  Horror  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers  Short Stories 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-06-20
Description :  <b>Two chilling volumes are better than one! This collection of twenty-five mystery, horror, and fantasy short stories by award-winning author Christopher Fowler includes a pair featuring Bryant &amp; May, the disreputable detectives from his beloved Peculiar Crimes Unit series.</b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> <i>Red Gloves: Volume One </i>escorts readers to the high streets and back alleys of London, where deceptively ordinary events such as an evening out at a local pub can lead to ghastly consequences. Spirits, monstrosities, death, revenge, redemption—it’s all in a night’s work for the shadowy hands reaching out to seize the unwary.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <i>Red Gloves: Volume Two</i> offers a macabre tour around the world. Despite the exotic locations, the fates here are no less terrifying. As innocent travelers wander far from home for a vacation in the Far East or a trip to the French Riviera, they find themselves confronting their deepest, darkest fears—as well as profound epiphanies.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Look for Christopher Fowler’s fantasy and horror classics, now available as ebooks:</b><br /> <b>CALABASH | DISTURBIA | PSYCHOVILLE | RED GLOVES | ROOFWORLD | SPANKY</b>

31 Roofworld

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  Horror  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1990-03-13
Description :  <b>There’s a hidden battleground in the sky—so says this classic novel from the award-winning author of the Peculiar Crimes Unit mysteries featuring Bryant &amp; May. You’ll never look at a roof the same way again. . . .</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> Welcome to Roofworld. High above London’s teeming streets exists a timeless universe with laws and codes known only to itself, suspended by a complex system of cables and wires. Two rival factions wrestle for control of this elevated realm—and eventually the city below.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> When a beautiful, feisty amateur photographer named Rose and a shy, cynical screenwriter named Robert witness a kidnapping on a London roof, they figure it’s an isolated incident. But after strange rooftop murders are reported almost daily, they have to know more. In their clumsy efforts to understand, they’re caught up in an intense power struggle between the forces of good and a power-mad tyrant manipulating society’s most hopeless citizens. Rose and Robert have a part to play in a war that’s nearly invisible from the ground—and nothing less than world domination is at stake.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> <b>Look for Christopher Fowler’s fantasy and horror classics, now available as ebooks:</b><br /> <b>CALABASH | DISTURBIA | PSYCHOVILLE | RED GLOVES | ROOFWORLD | SPANKY</b>

32 The Memory of Blood

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  British Detectives  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-03-27
Description :  Christopher Fowler’s acclaimed Peculiar Crimes Unit novels crackle with sly wit, lively suspense, and twists as chilling as London’s fog. Now the indomitable duo of Arthur Bryant and John May, along with the rest of their quirky team, return to solve a confounding case with dark ties to the British theater and a killer who may mean curtains for all involved.<br /><br />For the crew of the New Strand Theatre, the play <i>The Two Murderers</i> seems less performance than prophecy when a cast party ends in the shocking death of the theater owner’s son. The crime scene is most unusual, even for Bryant and May. In a locked bedroom without any trace of fingerprints or blood, the only sign of disturbance is a gruesome life-size puppet of Mr. Punch laying on the floor. Everyone at the party is a suspect, including the corrupt producer, the rakish male lead, the dour set designer, and the assistant stage manager, who is the wild daughter of a prominent government official. <br /><br />It’s this last fact that threatens the Peculiar Crimes Unit’s investigation, as the government’s Home Office, wary of the team’s eccentric methods, seeks to throw them off the case. But the nimble minds of Bryant and May are not so easily deterred. Delving into the history of the London theater and the disturbing origins of Punch and Judy, the detectives race to find the maniacal killer before he reaches his even deadlier final act.&#xa0; <br /><br />Whip-smart and endlessly entertaining, <i>The Memory of Blood</i> is an ingeniously intricate mystery from the deliciously inventive Christopher Fowler.<br /><br />BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Christopher Fowler's <i>The Invisible Code</i>.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Memory of Blood</i></b><br /> <b>&#xa0;</b><br /> “[<i>The Memory of Blood</i>] breathes new life into the locked-room mystery. . . . Spiced with a little screwball-comedy dialogue and a touch of the occult.”—<i>The Washington Post</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Great fun.”—<i>The Seattle Times</i>

33 Der Höllenexpress

Author : Christopher Fowler & Luzifer-Verlag
Genre :  Horror  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2015-01-08
Description :  Tausende begeisterte Leser!<br/> <br/> Stellen Sie sich einen klassischen Horrorfilm vor, den Hammer Films nie gemacht hat. Ein grandioses Epos aus den Hochzeiten des Studios, eine Mischung aus den alten Dracula und Frankenstein Filmen und Dr. Terrors House Of Horrors … <br/> <br/> Vier Passagiere treffen sich auf einer Zugreise durch Osteuropa während des Ersten Weltkrieges; konfrontiert mit einem Mysterium, das gelöst werden muss, wenn sie überleben wollen.<br/> Was ist in dem Sarg , vor dem jeder so viel Angst hat? Was ist das tragische Geheimnis der verschleierten Roten Gräfin, die mit ihnen reist? Warum wird ihr Mitreisender, der Brigadegeneral, von seinen eigenen Soldaten so gefürchtet? Und was genau ist das Geheimnis des teuflischen Ärzengels selbst?<br/> Bizarre Kreaturen , satanische Riten, verängstigte Passagiere und die Romantik einer Bahnreise … im Stile eines klassischen Horror-Romans. <br/> Reisen Sie mit … wenn Sie sich trauen!<br/> <br/> ----------------------------------------------------------<br/> <br/> »Fowler schreibt teuflisch kluge und sarkastische Romane.&#34; [Val McDermid, The Times]<br/> <br/> »Christopher Fowler ist ein preisgekrönter Schriftsteller, der auch einen guten Serienmörder abgeben würde.&#34; [Time Out]<br/> <br/> »Fowler fordert seine Leser immer wieder auf, die Grenzen zwischen Unschuld und Bosheit, Rationalität und Paranoia neu zu finden ... Er hat die unheimliche Fähigkeit, den Terror ans Tageslicht zu ziehen.&#34; [The Guardian auf Demonised]

34 El teatro oscuro

Author : Christopher Fowler
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-12-01
Description :  Un atentado con bomba en Londres mata al detective octogenario Arthur Bryant. Para su compañero, John May, su pérdida significa el fin de una amistad de más de medio siglo.<br /> Buscando pistas, May investiga las notas de su amigo sobre su primer caso y pronto se da cuenta de que el pasado ha vuelto... con intenciones asesinas. La representación de Orfeo en el infierno, varias décadas atrás, fue el detonante de una serie de crímenes que arrastró a los jóvenes detectives hacia un macabro misterio. Londres, entonces bajo el yugo de la Gran Guerra, temblaba ante un asesino que acechaba en sus teatros creando su propio drama macabro. Ahora, el siniestro homicida ha vuelto para acabar con uno de ellos... y está listo para matar a su compañero.



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