Ten Second Staircase

by Christopher Fowler | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 9780553588316 Global Overview for this book
Registered by themarina of Coquitlam, British Columbia Canada on 5/21/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by themarina from Coquitlam, British Columbia Canada on Monday, May 21, 2007
From amazon.com:

Old age can't stop cantankerous detectives Arthur Bryant and John May, the most senior members of London's Peculiar Crimes Unit. The quirky division, whose unorthodox methods have long made it the bane of the city's Metropolitan Police force, takes pride in tackling fiendishly clever crimes. Their latest doozy of a case concerns the murder of a controversial performance artist whose body was placed in her latest works of art: a 12-foot-high tank of liquid containing six aborted fetuses. Absentminded throwbacks Bryant and May make a most amusing pair: May, whose weakness for married women is rivaled only by his adoration for his agoraphobic granddaughter, and Bryant, disheveled, disorganized, and devoted to peculiar sources, including practitioners of black magic. More murders (a B-list celebrity electrocuted on an exercise machine, a pedophile showered with petrol and set on fire) put the two no closer to solving the case, whose suspects include members of a teen street gang and a mysterious cloaked figure sporting a tricorn hat and black mask. Meanwhile, the Peculiar Crimes Unit, still haunted by the unsolved matter of the Leicester Square Vampire, must prove itself worthy before cost-cutting bureaucrats shut the division down for good. This fourth Bryant and May novel delivers a delirious blend of black humor and suspense--recommend it to readers looking for something different in an English procedural.

Journal Entry 2 by loveamystery from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Monday, May 28, 2007
Picked this up at the meet-up in Burnaby tonight. Looks good.

Journal Entry 3 by loveamystery from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, April 20, 2008
Loved this one! The atmosphere is wonderful! Would like to read more by this author.

Released 12 yrs ago (4/20/2008 UTC) at Library - Central, Georgia St. in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada



Released at the bookcrossing meet-up to view rrain-again's art show, which was very creative and interesting.

Journal Entry 5 by rrain-again from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Monday, April 21, 2008
Picked up in Library Square on Sunday afternoon. A British mystery, my favourite!
Thanks to "The Marina" for organizing the extra BookCrossing, I think I will adopt you as an official "step-daughter", sorry we missed you.
And if "loveamystery" likes it I know that I will too, good to see you yesterday.
Ten Second Staircase will be passed along to my Mom.
See you all next time at Rhizome,
Rrain-again, Rrainy, Lorraine

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