Bryant & May and the Burning Man

Bryant & May and the Burning Man

Book - 2015 | First edition
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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. 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 team are called in. Is this an act of protest gone terribly wrong?
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780345547682
Branch Call Number: MYS FOWLE-C
Characteristics: 399 pages ; 22 cm


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Jul 23, 2016

Fowler's writing style is seductive, and draws you into the story despite any lingering disbelief.

SPOILER ALERT: Plot line may be irritating for those purists who dislike it when supernatural elements are introduced into their mysteries. Sometimes it feels as if a deux ex machina is hard at work in the Bryant and May series.

pj2thek May 07, 2016

i never heard of this guy, and now i want to read all of these. really well written and entertaining.

Interesting premise but difficult to get into the characters as they have obviously evolved from previous novels. London setting is great for those familiar with the city. I will certainly go back and read other books by this author.


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