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    • The Lonely Hour

    • Bryant & May, Book 16
    • By: Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    On a winter night outside a nightclub in London, four strangers meet for the first time at 4:00 a.m. A few weeks later a body is found inside a willow tree on Hampstead Heath. The Peculiar Crimes Unit is called in to investigate. When another victim seemingly commits suicide, it becomes clear that in the London night is a killer who knows what people fear most. As they explore a night city where all the normal rules are upended, Bryant and May are drawn deeper into a case that involves murder, arson, kidnap, blackmail, bats and the psychological effects of loneliness on Londoners.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't stop listening. Excellent.

    • By Sue on 27-03-19

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Full Dark House

    • By: Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Where it all begins?

    • By Russ on 09-07-12

    Regular price: £29.59

    • The Water Room

    • Bryant and May, Book 2
    • By: Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 392
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great place to start a wondeful series.

    • By Mike on 13-09-13

    Regular price: £31.89

    • Seventy-Seven Clocks

    • Bryant and May, Book 3
    • By: Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 445
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I am loving this book

    • By Elaine Calderwood on 04-11-07

    Regular price: £19.59

    • 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 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    The year is 1969, and 10 guests are about to enjoy a weekend at Tavistock Hall. The guests also include detectives Arthur Bryant and John May - undercover, in disguise and tasked with protecting Monty Hatton-Jones, a whistle-blower turning Queen’s evidence in a massive bribery trial. The house’s owner - a penniless, dope-smoking aristocrat - is intent on selling the estate to a secretive millionaire, but the weekend has only just started when the millionaire goes missing, and murder is on the cards....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant books

    • By Mr on 22-04-18

    Regular price: £22.99

    • 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 256
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant thriller

    • By R on 17-12-08

    Regular price: £19.59

    • White Corridor

    • Bryant and May, Book 5
    • By: Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As quirky as ever

    • By MS P WILSON on 14-09-16

    Regular price: £19.59

    • 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 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cant praise it enough

    • By Phillip H on 16-09-16

    Regular price: £15.69

    • 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 276
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    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...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bryant and May Addict!

    • By Lucy on 25-10-11

    Regular price: £19.99

    • 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 out of 5 stars 461
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 414

    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 - and the dog is nowhere to be seen. But the 'hows' and 'whys' of the murder are not the only mysteries, and it seems very likely that the killer is preparing to strike again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • first class!

    • By pixie on 27-06-17

    Regular price: £20.89

    • 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 293
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194

    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...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating tale

    • By Ann on 23-02-12

    Regular price: £17.39

    • Bryant and May and the Invisible Code

    • By: Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More please.

    • By Kaz on 08-09-12

    Regular price: £17.39

    • Ten-Second Staircase

    • Bryant and May, Book 4
    • By: Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    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...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Twists and turns throughout!

    • By MS P WILSON on 24-07-16

    Regular price: £19.59

    • Bryant & May

    • Strange Tide
    • By: Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • what a wonderful series

    • By Dee on 01-04-17

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Bryant & May - Strange Tide

    • By: Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
    • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Maintaining a consistently high standard.

    • By Gary Hart on 16-04-16

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Bryant and May Off the Rails

    • By: Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Series - but where is the last one?

    • By Jason on 14-05-11

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Bryant & May - The Burning Man

    • By: Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good as ever

    • By Viatrix on 21-07-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart

    • Bryant & May, Book 11
    • By: Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another triumph

    • By Julie on 22-11-14

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart

    • A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery, Book 11
    • By: Christopher Fowler
    • Narrated by: Tim Goodman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this series

    • By Lilian Crossley on 21-01-15

    Regular price: £27.19

    • Hammer Chillers

    • By: Stephen Gallagher, Mark Morris, Robin Ince, and others
    • Narrated by: Miles Jupp, Tony Gardner, Con O'Neill, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Six full-cast contemporary tales of terror from horror legends Hammer Films: terror underwater in a helicopter crash simulator in Stephen Gallagher's 'The Box'... a neighbourhood clean-up campaign stirs up an ancient evil in 'The Fixation' by Mark Morris... the hate-filled words of an internet troll come to life in 'Sticks and Stones' by Robin Ince... a broken-down St Petersburg lift holds unimaginable terrors in Christopher Fowler's 'The Devil in the Darkness'... bingo, knitting and murder in 1970s suburbia in 'Spanish Ladies' by Paul Magrs... and myths and mosters on a Greek party island in 'Don't Go There,' by Stephen Volk.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Return to the original House of Horror

    • By Spacecadet on 27-04-18

    Regular price: £14.99

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