Bryant & May - Strange Tide

Bryant & May - Strange Tide : (Bryant & May Book 14)

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The river 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. At the Peculiar Crimes Unit, Arthur Bryant and John May find themselves dealing with an impossible crime committed in a very public place.
Soon they discover that the river is giving up other victims, but as the investigation extends from the coast of Libya to the nightclubs of North London, it proves as murkily sinister as the Thames itself. That's only part of the problem; Bryant's rapidly deteriorating condition prevents him from handling the case, and he is confined to home. To make matters worse, May makes a fatal error of judgement that knocks him out of action and places everyone at risk.
With the PCU staff baffled as much by their own detectives as the case, the only people who can help now are the battery of eccentrics Bryant keeps listed in his diary, but will their arcane knowledge save the day or make matters even worse? Soon there's a clear suspect in everyone's sights - the only thing that's missing is any scrap of evidence.
As the detectives' disastrous investigation comes unstuck, the whole team gets involved in some serious messing about on the river. In an adventure that's as twisting as the river upon which it's set, will there be anything left of the Peculiar Crimes Unit when it's over?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 26mm | 283g
  • Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 085750309X
  • 9780857503091
  • 143,201

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"Be entertained, challenged and entranced by this wonderful book."
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"Be entertained, challenged and entranced by this wonderful book." * CRIME FICTION LOVER * "Fiendishly fun and rich in London lore, Bryant & May - Strange Tide is Christopher Fowler at his best, delivering more twists and turns than the Thames itself." * LIBRARYTHING *
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About Christopher Fowler

Christopher Fowler is the author of more than forty novels (sixteen of which feature the detectives Bryant and May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit) and many short story collections. A multiple award-winner, including the coveted CWA `Dagger in the Library', Chris has also written screenplays, video games, graphic novels, audio plays and two acclaimed memoirs, Paperboy and Film Freak. His most recent non-fiction book is The Book of Forgotten Authors. Chris divides his time between London's King's Cross and Barcelona. You can find out more by visiting his website and following him on Twitter.
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