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Ten-Second Staircase By Christopher Fowler

Ten-Second Staircase
by Christopher Fowler

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A controversial artist is found dead in her own art installation inside a riverside gallery with locked doors and windows - the only witness is a small boy who insists the murderer was a masked man on a horse. Two seemingly impossible crimes that only Arthur Bryant and John May of the Met's Peculiar Crimes Unit might be able to solve.
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Ten-Second Staircase: (Bryant & May Book 4) by Christopher Fowler

A controversial artist is found dead in her own art installation inside a riverside gallery with locked doors and windows - the only witness is a small boy who insists the murderer was a masked man on a horse. A television presenter is struck by lightning while indoors... Two seemingly impossible crimes that only Arthur Bryant and John May of the Met's Peculiar Crimes Unit might be able to solve. But Bryant has lost his nerve following a disastrous public appearance, and May is fighting to keep the unit from closure. Worse still, the case of the Leicester Square Vampire, an unsolved mystery from the past that changed both their lives, has returned to haunt them. With a sinister modern-day highwayman bringing terror to the London streets in a series of crimes each more puzzling than the last, the elderly detectives track their suspect to an exclusive private school and a deprived housing estate. But just when they need all the help they can get to uncover a new breed of criminal, the highwayman is hailed a national hero, and the public turns against them... Bryant & May are back on the case in an adventure that explores the dark side of celebrity, the conflicts of youth, age and class, and the peculiar myths of old London.

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Ten-Second Staircase Reviews


"Genuinely witty and original...madly entertaining. Fowler is in exuberant form here...the suspense is thrilling" * NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW *
"Places Fowler in the first rank of contemporary mystery writers" * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY *

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.

Additional information

GOR001104846
Ten-Second Staircase: (Bryant & May Book 4) by Christopher Fowler
Christopher Fowler
Bryant & May
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2007-07-02
400
0553817205
9780553817201
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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