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Bryant & May: London Bridge Is Falling Down: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery (Hardcover)

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“Unbeatable fun . . . [Christopher Fowler] takes delight in stuffing his books with esoteric facts.” —The Guardian

The brilliant duo of Arthur Bryant and John May uncovers a nefarious plot behind the seemingly innocuous death of an old lady—and when the case leads them to London Bridge, it all comes down on the Peculiar Crimes Unit.


When ninety-one-year-old Amelia Hoffman dies in her top-floor flat on a busy London road, it’s considered an example of what has gone wrong with modern society: she slipped through the cracks in a failing system.

But detectives Arthur Bryant and John May of the Peculiar Crimes Unit have their doubts. Mrs. Hoffman was once a government security expert, though no one can quite remember her. When a link emerges between the old lady and a diplomat trying to flee the country, it seems that an impossible murder has been committed.
 
Mrs. Hoffman wasn’t the only one at risk. Bryant is convinced that other forgotten women with hidden talents are also in danger. And, curiously, they all own models of London Bridge.
 
With the help of some of their more certifiable informants, the detectives follow the strangest of clues in an investigation that will lead them through forgotten alleyways to the city’s fabled bridge in search of a desperate killer.
 
But just when the case appears to be solved, they discover that Mrs. Hoffman was smarter than anyone imagined. There’s a bigger game afoot that could have terrible consequences.

About the Author


Christopher Fowler is the acclaimed author of the award-winning Full Dark House and sixteen other Peculiar Crimes Unit mysteries, as well as the PCU story collections London's Glory and England's Finest. In 2015, Fowler won the coveted Crime Writers' Association Dagger in the Library Award in recognition for his body of work. He lives in London, where he is at work on his next Peculiar Crimes Unit novel.

Praise For…


Praise for Christopher Fowler’s ingenious novels featuring the Peculiar Crimes Unit

“Captivating.”The Seattle Times

“[Christopher Fowler’s] ardent American following deserves to get much larger.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“Fowler, like his crime-solvers, is deadpan, sly, and always unexpectedly inventive.”Entertainment Weekly

“Thrilling.”Chicago Tribune

“Unbeatable fun . . . [Fowler] takes delight in stuffing his books with esoteric facts.”The Guardian

“Dazzling.”The Denver Post
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593356210
ISBN-10: 0593356217
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: December 7th, 2021
Pages: 464
Language: English
Series: Peculiar Crimes Unit