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Christopher Fowler - White Corridor (the new Bryant & May)
Bryant & May: The Lonely Hour
Readers of a certain age will be all too familiar with how Bryant and May came to light up their lives — literally. The celebrated brand of matches were made at a factory in Bow, East London, for generations. The name has survived, but like so much else, the product is now made overseas. He has a family, albeit one with problems, enjoys female company, dresses well, and knows how and when to deal with people of lesser ability who just happen to be the boss. Arthur Bryant is older than his friend, unkempt, shambolic in his personal habits, dangerously forgetful, but with a mind like a scalpel. He is frequently rude and abrasive, but has an arcane knowledge of the world and its doings that would overload any database yet constructed. He masks this erudition by behaving like an octogenarian schoolboy.
Publication Order of Bryant & May Books
Book 1. - Originally based above a London tube station, the technophobic, irascible Bryant and smooth-talking modernist John May head a team of equally unusual misfits who are just as likely to commit crimes as solve them. The cases take on the different styles of the classic detective stories.
It comprises of 13 different novels written the award winning English author, Christopher Fowler, from to The time frame of the series is set between the second world War and the present times and often shifts into flashback to depict the related incidents from the past lives of the detectives. The author has frequently used the real life landmarks of London such as the St. Based on the fictional department of Bryant and May, the series is also referred to as the Peculiar Crimes Unit. The two together head the most venerable team of specialist policemen of London. The unit was founded during the time of the second World War in order to investigate the case that caused national scandals and major unrest among the people of London.
Christopher Fowler born 26 March is an English thriller writer. His other works include screenplays, video games, graphic novels, audio and stage plays. He was born in Greenwich , London. He lives in Barcelona and King's Cross, London. The series is also available in audiobook format, narrated by Tim Goodman. Bryant and May, as well as other characters from this series, also appear in Fowler's Rune, Darkest Day, and Soho Black, although these books are not considered part of the series. While there is a progressive narrative, each of the cases stand alone as separate stories.