SEVENTY-SEVEN CLOCKS by Christopher Fowler
Fiction - Mystery & Detective | Bantam | Paperback | November 2005 | $6.99 | 0-553-58715-3
"A twisty thriller, full of action and plot surprises." Publishers Weekly
The odd couple of detectionthe brilliant but cranky Arthur Bryant and John May of London's Peculiar Crimes Unitreturn in a tense, atmospheric new thriller that keeps you guessing until the final page. This time the detectives are up against a series of bizarre murders that defy human understandingand a killer no human hand may be able to stop.
A mysterious stranger in outlandish Edwardian garb defaces a painting in the National Gallery. Then a guest at the exclusive Savoy Hotel is fatally bitten by what appears to be a marshland snake. An outbreak of increasingly bizarre crimes has hit Londonand, fittingly, come to the attention of the Peculiar Crimes Unit.
Art vandalism, an exploding suspect, pornography, rat poison, Gilbert and Sullivan musicals, secret societies...and not a single suspect in sight. The killer they're chasing has a dark history, a habit of staying hidden, and time itself on his side. Detectives Bryant and May have finally met their match, and this time they're really working against the clock.
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