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Wild Chamber

(2017)
(Book 14 in the Bryant and May series)
A novel by

 
 
Detectives Arthur Bryant and John May are back on the case in this whip-smart and wildly twisting mystery, in which a killer in London's parks is proving to be a most elusive quarry.

Helen Forester's day starts like any other: Around seven in the morning, she takes her West Highland terrier for a walk in her street's private garden. But by 7:20 she is dead, strangled yet peacefully laid out on the path, her dog nowhere to be found. The only other person in the locked space is the gardener, who finds the body and calls the police. He expects proper cops to arrive, but what he gets are Bryant, May, and the wily members of the Peculiar Crimes Unit.

Before the detectives can make any headway on the case, a second woman is discovered in a public park, murdered in nearly identical fashion. Bryant, recovering from a health scare, delves into the arcane history of London's cherished green spaces, rife with class drama, violence, and illicit passions. But as a devious killer continues to strike, Bryant and May struggle to connect the clues, not quite seeing the forest for the trees. Now they have to think and act fast to save innocent lives, the fate of the city's parks, and the very existence of the PCU.

An irresistibly witty, inventive blend of history and suspense, Bryant & May: Wild Chamber is Christopher Fowler in classic form.

Praise for Christopher Fowler's ingenious novels featuring the Peculiar Crimes Unit

"Fowler, like his crime-solvers, is deadpan, sly, and always unexpectedly inventive." - Entertainment Weekly

"Captivating." - The Seattle Times

"[A] guilty pleasure." - Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

"[Fowler] takes delight in stuffing his books with esoteric facts; together with a cast of splendidly eccentric characters [and] corkscrew plots, wit, verve and some apposite social commentary, they make for unbeatable fun." - The Guardian

"Dazzling." - The Denver Post

"The most delightfully, wickedly entertaining duo in crime fiction." - The Plain Dealer

"Thrilling." - Chicago Tribune

Genre: Mystery    

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Used availability for Christopher Fowler's Wild Chamber

Hardback Editions

December 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bryant & May: Wild Chamber: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery
Author(s): Christopher Fowler
ISBN: 1-101-88706-0 / 978-1-101-88706-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Bryant & May - Wild Chamber: (Bryant & May 14)
Author(s): Christopher Fowler
ISBN: 0-85752-343-0 / 978-0-85752-343-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Paperback Editions

March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bryant & May - Wild Chamber: (Bryant & May 14)
Author(s): Christopher Fowler
ISBN: 0-85750-310-3 / 978-0-85750-310-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bantam
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

April 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bryant & May - Wild Chamber: Bryant and May, Book 14
Author(s): Christopher Fowler
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   


April 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Bryant & May - Wild Chamber: Bryant and May, Book 14
Author(s): Christopher Fowler
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Bryant & May - Wild Chamber (Bryant and May)
Author(s): Christopher Fowler
ISBN: 1-5100-5921-0 / 978-1-5100-5921-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Bryant & May: Wild Chamber: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery
Author(s): Christopher Fowler
Publisher: Bantam
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


March 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bryant & May - Wild Chamber: (Bryant & May 14)
Author(s): Christopher Fowler
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK