Coverart for item
The Resource Bryant & May : hall of mirrors, Christopher Fowler

Bryant & May : hall of mirrors, Christopher Fowler

Label
Bryant & May : hall of mirrors
Title
Bryant & May
Title remainder
hall of mirrors
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Fowler
Title variation
  • Bryant and May
  • Hall of mirrors
Title variation remainder
Londons glory
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"London, 1969. With the Swinging Sixties under way, Detectives Arthur Bryant and John May find themselves caught in the middle of a good, old-fashioned manor house murder mystery. The critics are mad for Christopher Fowler, his irascible creations Bryant and May, and the Peculiar author's gift for writing classic mysteries with delightfully uncommon twists. Entertainment Weekly calls Fowler "deadpan, sly, and always unexpectedly inventive," while The Guardian admires his "splendidly eccentric characters [and] corkscrew plots." This new novel is no exception. As the Swinging Sixties paint dreary London a DayGlo rainbow, detectives Arthur Bryant and John May find themselves caught in the middle of a good old-fashioned manor house mystery. Hard to believe, but even positively ancient sleuths like Bryant and May of the Peculiar Crimes Unit were young once...or at least younger. Flashback to London 1969: mods and dolly birds, sunburst minidresses--but how long would the party last? After accidentally sinking a barge painted like the Yellow Submarine, Bryant and May are relegated to babysitting one Monty Hatton-Jones, the star prosecution witness in the trial of a disreputable developer whose prefabs are prone to collapse. The job for the demoted detectives? Keep the whistle-blower safe for one weekend. The task proves unexpectedly challenging when their unruly charge insists on attending a party at the vast estate Tavistock Hall. With falling stone gryphons, secret passageways, rumors of a mythical beast, and an all-too-real dismembered corpse, the bedeviled policemen soon find themselves with "a proper country house murder" on their hands. Trapped for the weekend, Bryant and May must sort the victims from the suspects, including a hippie heir, a missing millionaire, a blond nightclub singer, and a mystery writer--not to mention Monty himself--and nobody is quite who he or she seems to be"--
Member of
Summary
In every detective's life there are cases that can't be discussed, and throughout the Bryant & May novels there have been mentions of some of these such as the Deptford Demon or the Little Italy Whelk Smuggling Scandal. Now Arthur Bryant has decided to open the files on eleven of these previously unseen investigations that required the collective genius and unique modus operandi of Arthur Bryant and John May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10628826
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fowler, Christopher
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bryant, Arthur
  • May, John
  • Police
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
London's glory
Label
Bryant & May : hall of mirrors, Christopher Fowler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Doubleday, an imprint of Transworld Publishers, London, in 2018.--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
414 pages
Isbn
9781101887097
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018023627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
(OCoLC)1037883334
Label
Bryant & May : hall of mirrors, Christopher Fowler
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Doubleday, an imprint of Transworld Publishers, London, in 2018.--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
414 pages
Isbn
9781101887097
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018023627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
(OCoLC)1037883334

Library Locations

    • Main LibraryBorrow it
      7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA, 70806, US
      30.443886 -91.107152
Processing Feedback ...