Title: London’s Glory(The Lost Cases of Bryant & May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit)
Genre: Mystery Stories
Author: Christopher Fowler
Publisher: Alibi, March 2016
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: N/A
Description from Amazon.com:
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. Includes a preview of Christopher Fowler’s new Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery, Bryant & May and the Burning Man!
In “Bryant & 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 & 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 too calm during questioning. And in “Bryant & 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.
An author of renown, Christopher Fowler does not disappoint in these 10 short mystery stories. Some are Whodunit, some are why did they do it and some are how in the world did they do it? All are quick easy and delightful reads centering in and around the city of London and the detective duo of Arthur Bryant and John Mays, two detectives that are getting on in years. Each story is introduced by the author with a reference to other well-known mystery writers who influenced this particular story. Also there is a lengthy, very interesting Introductory chapter to the book that discusses many well-known or not so famous mystery writers and their influence on the authors writing. This is an easy to pick up and put down book for when you have a few minutes to indulge in a well written mystery.