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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,835 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Fowler Narrator: Tim Goodma Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Bryant & May Series Release Date:
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In Full Dark House, Christopher Fowler tells the story of both the first and last case of an unlikely pair of crime fighters—and how along the way they changed the face of detection. A present-day bombing rips through London and claims the life of eighty-year-old detective Arthur Bryant. For his partner John May, it means the end of a partnership that lasted over half-a-century and an eerie echo back to the Blitz of World War II when they first met. Desperately searching for clues to the killer’s identity, May finds his old friend’s notes of their very first case and becomes convinced that the past has returned … with a killing vengeance. It begins when a dancer in a risque new production of Orpheus in the Underworld is found without her feet. Suddenly, the young detectives are plunged in a bizarre gothic mystery that will push them to their limits—and beyond. For in a city shaken by war, a faceless killer is stalking London’s theaters, creating his own kind of sinister drama. And it will take Arthur Bryant’s unorthodox techniques and John May’s dogged police work to catch a criminal whose ability to escape detection seems almost supernatural—a murderer who even decades later seems to have claimed the life of one of them … and is ready to claim the other. Filled with startling twists, unforgettable characters, and a mystery that will keep you guessing, Full Dark House is a witty, heartbreaking, and all-too-human thriller about the hunt for an inhuman killer.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Beckie | 2/10/2014

    " I was hopefully optimistic when I found this book, but found the first half tedious and slow. It picked up about midway through giving me hope that I would not be dissatisfied with my choice. In the end I think the book should have been given more time to develop characters, relationships and plots. Sometime I felt clueless as to what was going on, or how a conclusion was being drawn, often flipping back through the book trying to figure it out myself eventually giving up and leaving it up to assumption. I think if given the opportunity this story could shine brighter. All in all the history was fascinating, the story mildly entertaining, and I will take a chance with his next PCU book :) . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ian | 1/9/2014

    " Bryant and May are two young detectives in Blitz-torn London, heading up the new Peculiar Crimes Unit. Peculiar sums up Arthur Bryant well, a sharp literary brain with an eye for the occult and a dodgy ticker. May is more the ladies' man: neat, methodical and held back from active service for potential code-breaking duties. This mystery takes place in a theatre where the show must go on whatever the cost to the cast. Engaging characters, a nice structure (told in flashback from the modern day) and ample humour make this a promising debut for these "matchless" detectives. I will read on eagerly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Krystal | 1/5/2014

    " Loved this, not the same as Nero Wolfe books, but great language use, had to look up quite a few words, which was great fun and really was interested to read the parts set during the Blitz, gave me a very different view of what London may have been like then...I'm sucked into this series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Andrew Neal | 12/17/2013

    " At no point in this book could I remember which of the two main characters was the weird one and which was the rational one. It didn't matter; there was one weird guy and one rational guy, and there you go. "

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