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Download Ten-Second Staircase: Bryant & May Mysteries Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (724 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Fowler Narrator: Tim Goodman Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN:
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An artist is found dead in a gallery with locked doors and windows. A television presenter is struck by lightning while indoors.

Two seemingly impossible crimes that only Arthur Bryant and John May of the Met's Peculiar Crimes Unit might be able to solve. But Bryant has lost his nerve, and May is fighting to keep the unit from closure. Worse still, an unsolved mystery from the past has returned to haunt them. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ilinca | 2/17/2014

    " Yay! Finally a new series to love (hopefully). This was the first for me, but I'm already moving on to the next. Such lovely old farts, if I may, these two unlikely heroes. I liked them and the writing and the plot and the idea. So yeah. I can finally move on from rereading Agatha Christie. Yay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 2/6/2014

    " 6/22/12 - Got this at Greenburgh Library today for $0.25! (4/$1). Gotta get the others, too, lol. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Serena | 1/25/2014

    " Mystery serious in modern day London with two old police who work for the Peculiar Crimes Unit. I plan to read all of the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margaret Innes | 1/20/2014

    " After enjoying The Victoria Vanishes I thought this would be a quick, fun read, but instead it was heavy going. The plot never grabbed my attention and I figured it out pretty early on. I'm not sure why I kept going, but it did turn out to be good for curing insomnia! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 1/18/2014

    " I think Christopher Fowler must really love London. The characters he created--Bryant and May in particular--are wonderfully flawed and likable. I plan on reading the entire series and I love that you do not need to read them in order. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwendolyn | 1/16/2014

    " The ageing Bryant & May and the entire Peculiar Crimes Unit are particular favourites of mine. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sierra crosby | 1/10/2014

    " The characters never drew me in. Neither did the plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 12/16/2013

    " Another new series for me. Set in modern England, the main detectives are elderly. The plots are different, as are the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Casey | 12/3/2013

    " I'd give this a 3.5. The plot is a lot quicker and more entertaining than the books before, but the ending was very Scooby Doo. I saw it coming from before page 100. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig Andrews | 11/26/2013

    " Another brilliant book in the series. I really enjoyed this one as it jumped back to modern day and carried on the story from The Water Room. I do enjoy the ones in the past but I think I prefer these ones that carry the story forwards. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Kasza | 9/23/2013

    " As with all the preceding books in the series, this one just seemed to move slowly. The best part of the book was that I didn't have it solved until the author revealed the murderer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela Belknap | 9/5/2013

    " An absolutely fun read! They're crazier than ever! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbi | 8/26/2013

    " I really like this series. Very well written, full of history and clever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa B. | 1/16/2013

    " My least favorite of the series so far, but still a fun, easy summer read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 12/30/2012

    " A much more dense mystery compared to the fluff I usually read. But I don't find the characters very appealing. And I felt the reveal was disappointing and a little formulaic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 11/15/2012

    " Love this series. Funny & smart. I have listened to 2 - 10. Downloaded from Audible. The reader (Tim Goodman) does a brilliant job. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janette | 9/23/2012

    " This one wasn't quite so crazy as the others, I even figured it out! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jerry Richter | 6/23/2012

    " These books are kind of a British version of Kolchack the Night Stalker. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eliza | 12/27/2011

    " This is the second of Fowler's books that I've read. I liked it Better than [The Water Room]. The mystery is very good and I love all of the little historical factoids that are sprinkled throughout "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 6/1/2011

    " Extremely clever tittle!! it only comes in a the end, but I LOVE it when the tittle actually means something to the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darla | 3/5/2011

    " Really 3 1/2 stars... While I didn't enjoy this as much as other Bryant & May cases, it was very interesting. As always, it makes me want to wander off into some tangential sphere - this time, famous British highwaymen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 7/27/2010

    " My least favorite of the series so far, but still a fun, easy summer read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 7/22/2010

    " Another enjoyable entry in this series. Although, I wonder how many more times the PCU can be on the brink of destruction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwendolyn | 6/27/2010

    " The ageing Bryant & May and the entire Peculiar Crimes Unit are particular favourites of mine.



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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 6/17/2010

    " a fine addition for those who enjoy the series. An added bonus is that thecase of the leicester square vampire is finally laid to rest "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janette | 6/8/2010

    " This one wasn't quite so crazy as the others, I even figured it out! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 5/3/2010

    " Great London story and a great commentary on modern youth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 3/29/2010

    " Once again, another winner from Christopher Fowler. This book was great, particularly for filling in the gaps in back history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 3/8/2010

    " Bryant and May are so original and this series is such a joy to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gayle | 2/10/2010

    " Good writing, occasional phrase that made me laugh out loud.
    But I knew "who did it" from the very first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 11/30/2009

    " Another fun book with Bryant and May and the snappy Fowler dialog. "

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