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ISBN:
0345377680
Author:
Christopher Fowler
Language:
English
Publisher:
Ballantine Books (May 23, 1992)
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. When his father, his secretary, and even the thief who stole his car die under grisly circumstances, advertising executive Harry Buckingham comes under investigation and must go undercover to clear his name.

Christopher Fowler is an English novelist living in London, his books contain elements of black comedy, anxiety and social satire

Christopher Fowler is an English novelist living in London, his books contain elements of black comedy, anxiety and social satire. He lives in King's Cross, on the Battlebridge Basin, and chooses London as the backdrop of many of his Librarian note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.

Christopher Fowler (born 26 March 1953) is an English thriller writer

Christopher Fowler (born 26 March 1953) is an English thriller writer. While working in the British film industry he became the award-winning author of fifty novels and short-story collections, including the Bryant & May mysteries, which record the adventures of two Golden Age detectives in modern-day London. His awards include the 2015 CWA Dagger In The Library, The Last Laugh Award and the British Fantasy Award (multiple times), the Edge Hill Prize and the inaugural Green Carnation Award.

Fun read of two uncommon detectives. Having read Christopher Fowler for the first time, I'm looking forward to his other books, especially those of the Bryant and May series.

When his father, his secretary, and even the thief who stole his car die under grisly circumstances, advertising executive Harry Buckingham comes under investigation and must go undercover to clear his name.

Published by Arrow Books Ltd (1991). ISBN 10: 0099720000 ISBN 13: 9780099720003.

ISBN 10: 0099720000 ISBN 13: 9780099720003. Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd, 1991. Published by Arrow Books Ltd (1991).

Gillian Flynn’s book ‘Gone Girl’ was 2012’s beach read – you couldn’t find a sunbed without a copy of the tanning oil-smeared novel on it. It was a female favourite – I knew of few man who’d read it. What was the appeal? It had a fairly standard hook, the writing was unadorned, the ending was abrup. illian Flynn’s book ‘Gone Girl’ was 2012’s beach read – you couldn’t find a sunbed without a copy of the tanning oil-smeared novel on it.

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Christopher Fowler's acclaimed Peculiar Crimes Unit novels crackle with sly wit, lively suspense, and twists as chilling .

Christopher Fowler's acclaimed Peculiar Crimes Unit novels crackle with sly wit, lively suspense, and twists as chilling as London's fog. Now the indomitable duo of Arthur Bryant and John May, along with the rest of their quirky team, return to solve a confounding case with dark ties to the British theater and a killer who may mean curtains for all involved. SUMMARY: The odd couple of detection-the brilliant but cranky detectives of London’s Peculiar Crimes Unit-return in a tense, atmospheric new thriller that keeps you guessing until the final page.

Across London people are dying in apparently unconnected freak accidents.

When his father, his secretary, and even the thief who stole his car die under grisly circumstances, advertising executive Harry Buckingham comes under investigation and must go undercover to clear his name. Reprint.
  • Kulabandis
This apparently was Fowler's first urban horror tale that featured Arthur Bryant and John May, the heroes of his "Peculiar Crimes Unit" mysteries. They are called in when a string of gruesome deaths occur: an older man is squashed between a truck and a wall, a man steals a car and then commits suicide with it, a young woman is crushed in an escalator, etc. The main focus of the story is actually Harry Buckingham, the son of the older man, and a junior partner in his imaging business. As people Harry knows meet with horrible deaths, he and an odd young woman named Grace try to figure out what's going on.

Unlike the Bryant and May mysteries, this contains a strong thread of the supernatural as Harry—and the detectives, separately—discovers that ancient runes are being used in a most modern way, and the story does indeed get rather creepy when you realize how this could have really worked!

The detectives are an early incarnation of the characters, with Bryant still the technophobe offbeat one and May the more conventional one who keeps him in line. However, there is no "Peculiar Crimes Unit" in the story, although Janice Longbright works with them on the mystery, Oswald Finch makes a small appearance, and Colin Bimsley is mentioned in passing. Meera, Dan, Giles, and their reluctant commander Raymond Land aren't yet part of the team.

Horror isn't my usual read, but the presence of familiar faces helped me get through this one and I quite enjoyed seeing the "boys" in their early appearance.
  • I love Mercedes
This is a good book. It had it all, a great story, good characters, wonderful action and a quick pace. This is just a good old exciting book. The author peppers the book with plot twists that keep the reader on his toes. This author writes in a way that is tight and slick that keep you interested through out. This is a solid murder mystery. Ok, so the detective that is used is straight from central casting, but that book is not bad. The story comes together and you believe it. I would have liked a bit more depth on the locations and characters, but not a bad read
  • Winenama
First read this upon it's initial release when I was in high school and absolutely loved it. Horror, action, ancient mysteries, occult, plot twists- I couldn't put it down. Then I forgot about it. 12 years later I was recently going through some boxes at my mother's place and found an old, tattered paperback entitled 'Rune'. So what did I think after re-reading? Well... still lot's of fun but... the characters are, unfortunately, incredibly stereotypical. The two detectives on the case are older gentlemen and one of them is about to retire. Whoa, original. And the protagonist's girlfriend is so stereotypically, frigidly perfect that it is a wonder he sees anything in her at all. I'd have killed her myself. Anyway, still an engrossing read, but I certainly see flaws now that I didn't as a kid.
  • Feri
This is what I call a proper mistery book. Gripping reading and good timing of each occurrence, psychology of main characters is detailed enough to provide credibility to an overall rather far-fetching theory.