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    The Water Room (Peculiar Crimes Unit Mysteries (Bantam Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Christopher Fowler

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    DescriptionHow can an elderly recluse drown in a chair in her otherwise dry basement? That's what John May and Arthur Bryant of London's Peculiar Crimes Unit set out to discover in a city rife with shady real estate developers, racist threats, dodgy academicians, and someone dangerously obsessed with Egyptian mythology. Linking them all is an evil lurking in London's vast and forgotten underground river system--a killer with the eerie ability to strike anywhere, anytime, without leaving a clue. It's a subterranean case of secrets, lies, and multiple murder that defies not only the law, but reason itself. Can Bryant and May bring a killer to the surface and stop the dark tide of murder before it pulls them under, too?

    • Publisher: Bantam
    • Published: 30 September 2008
    • Format: Paperback 356 pages
    • See: Full bibliographic data
    • Categories: Crime
    • ISBN 13: 9780553385557 ISBN 10: 0553385550
    • Sales rank: 239,102

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    Title
    The Water Room
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Fowler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 356
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 219 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780553385557
    ISBN 10: 0553385550
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FF
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC E4L: CRI
    LC subject heading: ,
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 550
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 75
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    DC22: 823/.914
    Ingram Subject Code: FM
    Libri: I-FM
    B&T Approval Code: P25203000
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022000, FIC022030
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PR6056.O846 W38 2008
    Thema V1.0: FF
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Bantam
    Imprint name
    Bantam
    Publication date
    30 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Chrisopher Fowler is the acclaimed author of fifteen previous novels, including the award-winning Full Dark House," "and four other Peculiar Crimes Unit mysteries, White Corridor, The Water Room, Seventy-Seven Clocks, and Ten Second Staircase."" He lives in London. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "They're old, they're cranky, and their chaotic work habits inevitably lead to disaster. But life always seems livelier whenever Arthur Bryant and John May are on a case!...An imaginative funhouse of a world where sage minds go to expand their vistas and sharpen their wits." --"New York Times Book Review " "Traditional mystery buffs with a taste for the offbeat will relish British author Fowler's wonderful second contemporary whodunit featuring the Peculiar Crimes Unit and its elderly odd couple, Arthur Bryant and John May."--"Publishers Weekly", starred review "A clever twist on the traditional police procedural... The real thrill here is the delightful duo in the starring roles, two fresh and unusual characters who manage to breathe new life into an established genre in which it's getting harder and harder to find anything genuinely fresh."--"Booklist " "Humorous, engaging."--"Kirkus Reviews" "Entertaining and thrilling." --"Chicago Tribune" "More down to earth than [Jasper] Fforde but just as delightfully quirky." --"Seattle Times "