Thursday, September 17, 2015

RIP X: 4, Bryant & May on the Loose

After a series of more depressing than expected books, I needed a comfort read and Christopher Fowler's Peculiar Crimes Unit Mysteries always cheer me up. Bryant & May on the Loose is the seventh book in the series and was one of my favorites so far. The unit has been disbanded and the detectives and their colleagues have been set adrift. Of course, strange murders and creatures don't know this and so the obvious (and satisfying) thing happens.

The mystery in this story was interesting as always (with a nice tie-in to WWII and some character growth) but just as interesting was the discussion of how things changed in London before the 2012 Olympics. I always enjoy Fowler's research and attention to detail. I think I might read the next book this season as well. This really is one of my favorite series of all time.

Stoking my Anglophilia,


  1. Somehow this series has never made it onto my radar. It sounds fun! I just started Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London series, which I'm quite enjoying.