Read Bryant & May and the Burning Man (Bryant & May, #12) Online Free - No case is too curious for Arthur Bryant and John May, London’s most ingenious detectives. But with their beloved city engulfed in turmoil, they’ll have to work fast to hold a sinister killer’s feet to the fire.
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 is 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.
Suspenseful, smart, and wickedly funny, Bryant & May and the Burning Man is a brilliantly crafted mystery from the beloved Christopher Fowler.
Praise for Christopher Fowler’s ingenious novels featuring the Peculiar Crimes Unit
“A brilliant series.”—The Denver Post
“Fowler, like his crime-solvers, is deadpan, sly, and always unexpectedly inventive.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Mr. Fowler’s small but ardent American following deserves to get much larger. And The Invisible Code is a delightful introduction to his work. . . . The Invisible Code has immense charm, but its plotting will satisfy serious mystery fans. . . . Best of all are the two main characters, particularly Bryant, whose fine British stodginess is matched perfectly by the agility of his crime-solving mind.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times, on The Invisible Code
“Picture a television series that is a rough mash-up of Law & Order, The X-Files, and Monty Python’s Flying Circus . . . and you have the Peculiar Crimes Unit. . . . These stories are witty, challenging, engrossing, informative and incredibly well-written.”—Bookreporter
“Spiced with a little screwball-comedy dialogue and a touch of the occult.”—The Washington Post, on The Memory of Blood
“May and Bryant make a stellar team.”—The Wall Street Journal
“Fowler reinvents and reinvigorates the traditional police procedural.” —The Boston Globe
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June 27, 2016
This is a brilliant, intense, intelligent and atmospheric novel. It is the first one of the series that I have read and I was completely blown away. I don't know how it is that I have never read Christopher Fowler, because quite frankly the man is a genius. He has created, what is for me, one of...
February 16, 2016
London is burning. Protestors flock the streets, protesting insider trading and other bank malfeasance. Under the cover of these protests a murderer is killing what seems at first to be random people, one a day in the week leading up to Guy Fawkes Day. The case is turned over to the peculiar crim...
August 29, 2016
With Guy Fawkes day approaching and London banks under siege, scandal quickly turns to murder when a homeless man is the unfortunate recipient of a Molotov cocktail. Bryant, May and the PCU are called in to investigate. As the body count rises and tensions on the street mount the unit use their u...
December 19, 2015
As a scandal rocks the banks of London, and the streets erupt as divergent groups of protesters descend upon the City, a killer strikes, wielding fire in a vengeful plot that will end in flames on Guy Fawkes Night.
The 12th installment of the Bryant and May Peculiar Crimes Unit series, featuring t...
December 03, 2015
This episode is darker than others in the series, more emotionally charged and very current in its subject, for many reasons. The action is also more confined to The City proper due to financial unrest which has triggered social agitation. And then the burning man of the title.
While initially I...
March 25, 2015
The detective duo of Arthur Bryant and John May are back in this their twelfth book. If you have never read any of the Bryant and May series before then you need to know - both Bryant and May are detectives in the PCU - that is the Peculiar Crimes Unit. A unit which is full of waifs and strays, p...
November 05, 2015
First Sentence: “Before I start, can I ask you to look around at this beautiful building?”
It’s the week before Guy Fawkes, and London’s banks are under siege. Although started by the scandal of a corrupt financier, the violence is growing and now includes murder by fire. But the death doesn’t loo...
April 04, 2015
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"London is under siege. A banking scandal has filled the city with violent protests, and as the anger in the streets detonates, a young homeless man burns to death after being caught in the crossfire between rioters and the police.
But all is no...
January 23, 2016
Having never read anything by this author before, I knew I was going to give this book a high rating when I started to check out other books in this series before I got to the end. An interesting and unique plot along with plenty of levity. I especially liked the character of Arthur Bryant, a qui...
April 18, 2015
Despite The Burning Man being the twelfth book, this series had somehow completely passed me by until I was recently asked to take part in the blog tour.
I was trying to think of a way to describe these two senior (both by rank and age) detectives. The best comparison I can think of is a combinat...