Bryant & May and the Burning Man

This was my first read of Christopher Fowler, yet another great London author. This is number 12 of the 14 so far written in the series. I plan to go back and read the first of the series: Full Dark House.

This story is set in London of 2015 and features the two lead detectives of the Peculiar Crimes Unit. When a man is caught on CCTV dousing a man sleeping rough with petrol and lighting him up, the PCU is called to investigate. It is only by the application of the trained minds of Bryant and May is the case finally solved.

This is a good read if you like off-beat stories. Fowler’s other books appear to all be collections of short stories which could have appeared  on the Twilight Zone. I like a change of pace.

Mike Lawrence


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