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Ten-Second Staircase : A Bryant & May Mystery - Christopher Fowler

Ten-Second Staircase

A Bryant & May Mystery

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A controversial artist is found dead in her own art installation inside a riverside gallery with locked doors and windows - the only witness is a small boy who insists the murderer was a masked man on a horse. 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 following a disastrous public appearance, and May is fighting to keep the unit from closure. Worse still, the case of the Leicester Square Vampire, an unsolved mystery from the past that changed both their lives, has returned to haunt them.

With a sinister modern-day highwayman bringing terror to the London streets in a series of crimes each more puzzling than the last, the elderly detectives track their suspect to an exclusive private school and a deprived housing estate. But just when they need all the help they can get to uncover a new breed of criminal, the highwayman is hailed a national hero, and the public turns against them...

Bryant & May are back on the case in an adventure that explores the dark side of celebrity, the conflicts of youth, age and class, and the peculiar myths of old London.

About the Author

Christopher Fowler is the acclaimed author of fifteen novels, including the Bryant & May mysteries Full Dark House - winner of the 2004 BFS August Derleth Award for Best Novel, The Water Room - nominated for the CWA People's Choice Dagger Award, Seventy-Seven Clocks and the novel White Corridor. He lives in King's Cross, London.

Christopher Fowler

Christopher Fowler is the author of such novels and collections as Hell Train and the Bryant & May mysteries including the award-winning Full Dark House.

In his copious spare time, Fowler runs The Creative Partnership, creating marketing campaigns from his central London headquarters for major and independent UK film companies.

Visit Christopher Fowler's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9780857500724
ISBN-10: 9780553385564
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st January 2007