Bryant & May
Books in series19
UNABRIDGED
(4.4 based on 2580 ratings)
  • 1
    Full Dark House | Christopher Fowler

    Full Dark House

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (190)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (156)

    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. A present-day bombing rips through London and claims the life of 80-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, May finds his friend's notes of their first case....

    Where it all begins?

    How many crime novels start with a death? Almost all of them and this one is no exception except that it isn't what you'd expect..... and I'll say no..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 July 2012 by Russ (Scarborough, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    The Water Room: Bryant and May, Book 2 | Christopher Fowler

    The Water Room: Bryant and May, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    Overall
    (254)
    Performance
    (160)
    Story
    (160)

    Best-selling author Christopher Fowler has won a widespread following for his senior citizen detectives Arthur Bryant and John May. Here a woman is found drowned in her basement - with nary a drop of water to explain the crime.

    A great place to start a wondeful series.

    I fell in love with Bryant and May from first book I listened to. I got into the series by following a recommendation and picked a book a random whic..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 September 2013 by Mike (WAKEFIELD, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    Seventy-Seven Clocks: Bryant and May, Book 3 | Christopher Fowler

    Seventy-Seven Clocks: Bryant and May, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    Overall
    (344)
    Performance
    (161)
    Story
    (161)

    The odd couple of detection, the brilliant but cranky Arthur Bryant and John May of London's Peculiar Crimes Unit, return in a tense, atmospheric new thriller that keeps you guessing right to the end. This time the detectives are up against a series of bizarre murders that defy human understanding, and a killer no human hand may be able to stop.

    Thoroughly enjoyable!

    I'd never read anything by this author before - but I will now. The plot was wonderfully weird and extremely well put together. I was still guessing..Show More »

    Reviewed on 19 March 2007 by Sue (Lechlade, Glos, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    Ten-Second Staircase: Bryant and May, Book 4 | Christopher Fowler

    Ten-Second Staircase: Bryant and May, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    Overall
    (189)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (114)

    An artist is found dead in a gallery with locked doors and windows. A television presenter is struck by lightning while indoors. Two seemingly impossible crimes that only Arthur Bryant and John May of the Met's Peculiar Crimes Unit might be able to solve. But Bryant has lost his nerve, and May is fighting to keep the unit from closure. Worse still, an unsolved mystery from the past has returned to haunt them...

    Crime writing with a twist

    I have now listened to all the Bryant and May on Audible and have enjoyed them thoroughly. The 'added bonus' of the historical material, plus the quir..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 February 2012 by twigs way (cambridge UK)
  • 5
    White Corridor: Bryant and May, Book 5 | Christopher Fowler

    White Corridor: Bryant and May, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (100)

    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.

    The best double act since Poirot and Hastings

    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..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 July 2014 by Diane ()
  • 6
    The Victoria Vanishes: Bryant and May, Book 6 | Christopher Fowler

    The Victoria Vanishes: Bryant and May, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    Overall
    (176)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (106)

    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. Even more disturbingly, the pub has vanished and the street has changed. Bryant is convinced that he saw them as they looked over a century before - is elderly detective losing his mind? Then it becomes clear that a number of women have met their ends in London pubs and the likeliest suspect seems to be a mental patient.

    brilliant thriller

    This is another fantastic book about the fabulous older detectives Bryant and May.Rich characters with a plot that could rival any other.Definately am..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 December 2008 by R (maghera, United Kingdom)
  • 7
    Bryant and May On the Loose | Christopher Fowler

    Bryant and May On the Loose

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (186)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (118)

    Long regarded as an anachronism, the Peculiar Crimes Unit is to be disbanded. For octogenarian detectives Arthur Bryant and John May, it seems retirement is now the only option. But then a headless body is found in a freezer, and a suspicious, gigantic figure has been spotted - dressed in deerskin and sporting antlers made of knives. It looks like the PCU are back in business...

    Bryant and May Addict!

    Came across Bryant and May when one of the titles was on offer on Audible. So entertaining, great stories they are a classic double act, fast paced a..Show More »

    Reviewed on 25 October 2011 by Lucy (Aylesbury, United Kingdom)
  • 7.5
    Not Available on Audible.co.uk Why not?

    There are many reasons why a book might be unavailable.


    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


  • 8
    Bryant and May Off the Rails | Christopher Fowler

    Bryant and May Off the Rails

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (39)

    Internationally best-selling author Christopher Fowler dazzles audiences with his mastery of impossible-crime mysteries - and with the exploits of his beloved, odd-couple detectives Arthur Bryant and John May. Here, the eccentric investigators delve into London's lore-infused subway to catch a killer.

    Quirky, brilliant and gripping

    The characters are eccentric and beautifully revealed and the story engaging. I love the way that it winds around, gradually developing and revealing...Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 December 2013 by H. Coombs (Dorset, UK)
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    Bryant and May Off the Rails | Christopher Fowler

    Bryant and May Off the Rails

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    Arthur Bryant, John May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit is on the trail of an enigma: Mr Fox. His identity is false, and his links to society are invisible. Their search takes them into the vast labyrinth of the Underground, a subterranean world full of legends and ghost stations. Edging closer to what lies beneath the city, are Bryant and May about to uncover something truly bizarre?

    Excellent Series - but where is the last one?

    Christopher Fowlers series of books about the two old detectives from the PCU are excellent - a welcome antidote to the usual detective stories. I wo..Show More »

    Reviewed on 14 May 2011 by Jason ()
  • 9
    Bryant & May and the Memory of Blood | Christopher Fowler

    Bryant & May and the Memory of Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    Overall
    (213)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (119)

    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. As John May and his team interrogate the suspects, Arthur Bryant heads into the secret world of illusions and stagecraft. As a second impossible death occurs, the detectives uncover forgotten museums and London eccentrics. The stage is set for a race against time with a surprising twist...

    Fascinating tale

    One of the best the Punch and Judy history fascinating .
    Tim Goodman brings all the characters to life with his wonderful accents and tone chan..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 February 2012 by Ann (Haverfordwest, United Kingdom)
  • 10
    Bryant and May and the Invisible Code | Christopher Fowler

    Bryant and May and the Invisible Code

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    Overall
    (235)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (141)

    Two small children - playing a game called 'Witch-Hunter' - place a curse on a young woman eating lunch in a church courtyard. An hour later the woman is found dead. Then a society photographer is stabbed to death in a nearby park and suddenly a link emerges between the two cases. As the members of the Peculiar Crimes Unit investigate, they realise that the case might not just end in disaster - it might also get everyone killed.

    More please.

    These characters are now like old friends and the stories are compulsive listening. The plots twist and turn and the trivial snippets of information a..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 September 2012 by Mrs (Crediton, United Kingdom)
  • 10.5
    Not Available on Audible.co.uk Why not?

    There are many reasons why a book might be unavailable.


    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


  • 11
    Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart: Bryant & May, Book 11 | Christopher Fowler

    Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart: Bryant & May, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (161)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (151)

    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. Soon it seems death is all around and Bryant and May must confront a group of latter-day bodysnatchers. More graves are desecrated, further deaths occur, and when Bryant is blindfolded and taken to a secret society, he realises that this case is more complex than even he had imagined.

    another triumph

    I've never read this series, I came across them on Audible and the narration brings the characters to life so well that I couldn't imagine them withou..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 November 2014 by Julie ()
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    Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery, Book 11 | Christopher Fowler

    Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    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.

    Excellent

    loved it! Another mystery brilliantly read by Mr Goodman. Surprised TV haven't got hold of it yet. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed on 01 March 2016 by Gumblina ()
  • 11.5
    Not Available on Audible.co.uk Why not?

    There are many reasons why a book might be unavailable.


    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


  • 12
    Bryant & May - The Burning Man | Christopher Fowler

    Bryant & May - The Burning Man

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (155)
    Story
    (157)

    A banking scandal has filled the city with violent protests, and a young homeless man burns to death after being caught between rioters and the police. But all is not as it seems; an opportunistic killer is using the chaos to exact revenge. Arthur Bryant and John May soon find their investigation taking an apocalyptic turn as the case comes to involve the history of mob rule, corruption, punishment, and the legend of Guy Fawkes.

    Good as ever

    I can do the ironing whilst listening to the story

    Reviewed on 21 July 2015 by viatrix ()
  • 12.5
    Not Available on Audible.co.uk Why not?

    There are many reasons why a book might be unavailable.


    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.


  • 13
    Bryant & May - Strange Tide | Christopher Fowler

    Bryant & May - Strange Tide

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated By Tim Goodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (109)

    The Thames is London's most important yet neglected artery. When a young woman is found chained to a post in the tide, no one can understand how she came to be drowned there. That's only part of the problem. Bryant's deteriorating condition prevents him from handling the case. To make matters worse, May makes a fatal error of judgment that knocks him out of action.

    In an adventure that's as twisting as the river, will there be anything left of the Peculiar Crimes Unit when it's over?

    Best Yet.

    I don't know who to praise first, Christopher Fowler for creating these wonderful characters or Tim Goodman for bringing them to life!
    Marvelous s..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 April 2016 by Sue (Dunstable, United Kingdom)