Seventy-seven Clocks

Seventy-seven Clocks

Paperback - 2005
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Random House, Inc.
The odd couple of detection—the brilliant but cranky detectives of London’s Peculiar Crimes Unit—return in a tense, atmospheric new thriller that keeps you guessing until the final page. This time Bryant and May are up against a series of bizarre murders that defy human understanding—and a killer no human hand may be able to stop.

A mysterious stranger in outlandish Edwardian garb defaces a painting in the National Gallery. Then a guest at the exclusive Savoy Hotel is fatally bitten by what appears to be a marshland snake. An outbreak of increasingly bizarre crimes has hit London—and, fittingly, come to the attention of the Peculiar Crimes Unit.

Art vandalism, an exploding suspect, pornography, rat poison, Gilbert and Sullivan musicals, secret societies…and not a single suspect in sight. The killer they’re chasing has a dark history, a habit of staying hidden, and time itself on his side. Detectives John May and Arthur Bryant may have finally met their match, and this time they’re really working against the clock….

Baker & Taylor
Peculiar Crimes Unit detectives John May and Arthur Bryant become embroiled in a twisted and complex conspiracy involving blackmail, priceless artworks, violence, and ritual murder when they investigate the bizarre death of a guest at London's famed Savoy Hotel. Original.

Publisher: c2005
ISBN: 9780553587159


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Aug 27, 2017

A bit long at nearly 500 pages, but it never becomes boring as outlandish deaths that hark back to the methods in some of John Dickson Carr's books mount. There is a parallel plotline concerning a character named Jerry that I think could have been cut (which would have shortened the story), but all in all it was a fun read and almost made sense by the end.

Dec 06, 2016

(The third book in the Bryant and May series) ****Series
Bryant and May
1. Full Dark House (2003)
2. The Water Room (2004)

4. Ten Second Staircase (2006)
5. White Corridor (2007)
6. The Victoria Vanishes (2008)
7. On the Loose (2009)
8. Off the Rails (2010)
9. The Memory of Blood (2011)
10. The Invisible Code (2012)
11. The Bleeding Heart (2014)
12. The Burning Man (2015)
13. Strange Tide (2016)
14. The Wild Chamber (2017)

Feb 28, 2014

Overdone characters. Preposterous plot although I will give credit for the inventiveness of the plot.

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