White Corridor: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, May 29, 2007 - Fiction - 384 pages
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From using crackpot psychics to cutting-edge forensics, Arthur Bryant and John May are famous for their maddeningly unorthodox approach to solving crimes that the ordinary police cannot. Now Christopher Fowler, “a new master of the classical detective story,”* brings back crime detection’s oddest—and oldest—couple to solve the ultimate locked room mystery.

It’s an “impossible” crime—a member of the Peculiar Crimes Unit killed inside a locked autopsy room populated only by the dead and to which only four PCU members had a key. And to make matters worse, the Unit has been shut down for a forced “vacation” and Bryant and May are stuck in a van miles away in the Dartmoor countryside during a freak snowstorm on their way to a convention of psychics.

Now, with Sergeant Janice Longbright in charge at headquarters, Bryant and May must crack the case by cell phone while trying to stop a second murder without freezing to death. For among the line of snowed-in vehicles, a killer is on the prowl, a beautiful woman is on the run from a man who seeks either redemption or another victim, and an innocent child is caught in the middle.

Weaving together two electrifying cases, White Corridor is an unforgettable triumph—by turns hilarious and harrowing—as two of detective fiction’s most marvelous characters confront one of human nature’s darkest mysteries: the ability to deceive, deny, and destroy.

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Review: White Corridor (Bryant & May #5)

User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

The best yet! I loved the banter between the characters. Here is one example: "The doctrine of salvation by faith is the essence of Gospel teaching", said Alma hotly, "It's protestant not pick n' mix ... Read full review

Review: White Corridor (Bryant & May #5)

User Review  - Peter A - Goodreads

This is the first book in the series of the Peculiar Crime Unit. I enjoyed it. There were multiple plots, and several (to me) unexpected twists and turns. Well worth the time to read. I guess only time will tell if I read another in this series. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Christopher Fowler is the acclaimed author of fourteen previous novels, including the first four Bryant & May novels, Full Dark House, which won the BFS August Derleth Novel of the Year Award and was nominated for a Barry Award, The Water Room, Seventy-Seven Clocks, and Ten Second Staircase. He lives in London, where he is at work on his sixth novel featuring Arthur Bryant and John May.

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