Bryant & May and the Burning Man

Bryant & May and the Burning Man

A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery

Book - 2015
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In the week before Guy Fawkes Night, London’s peaceful streets break out in sudden unrest. Enraged by a scandal involving a corrupt financier accused of insider trading, demonstrators are rioting outside the Findersbury Private Bank, chanting, marching, and growing violent. But when someone hurls a Molotov cocktail at the bank’s front door, killing a homeless man on its steps, Bryant, May, and the rest of the Peculiar Crimes Unit team are called in. Is this an act of protest gone terribly wrong? Or a devious, premeditated murder? Their investigation heats up when a second victim is reported dead in similar fiery circumstances. May discovers the latest victim has ties to the troubled bank, and Bryant refuses to believe this is mere coincidence. As the riots grow more intense and the body count climbs, Bryant and May hunt for a killer who’s adopting incendiary methods of execution, on a snaking trail of clues with roots in London’s history of rebellion, anarchy, and harsh justice. Now, they’ll have to throw themselves in the line of fire before the entire investigation goes up in smoke.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780345547682
Branch Call Number: Suspense F Fow


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Jul 23, 2016

Fowler's writing style is seductive, and draws you into the story despite any lingering disbelief.

SPOILER ALERT: Plot line may be irritating for those purists who dislike it when supernatural elements are introduced into their mysteries. Sometimes it feels as if a deux ex machina is hard at work in the Bryant and May series.

pj2thek May 07, 2016

i never heard of this guy, and now i want to read all of these. really well written and entertaining.

Interesting premise but difficult to get into the characters as they have obviously evolved from previous novels. London setting is great for those familiar with the city. I will certainly go back and read other books by this author.


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