In a Nutshell
Title: London’s Glory: The Lost Cases of Bryant & May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit
Author: Christopher Fowler
Date of Publication: March 29, 2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
It’s good to be back. Between the holidays and a head cold, I’ve only had enough energy to read, not write. I’m feeling much better thanks to Christopher Fowler’s book of Bryant & May short stories, London’s Glory. There’s nothing like a the antics of this crew to cheer me up.
These are truly short stories because you can actually finish them in one sitting. They capture all of the charm of Fowler’s full-length mysteries, but with the added benefit of Fowler’s notes about the back story – the little nugget that got him thinking about the story. The Fowler’s introduction is not to missed either as he shares many facets of mystery writing from his point of view. At the end of the book is a summary of the Bryant & May books to date, which is a huge help to someone like me who has read a few out of order (and now can’t remember which one should be read next).
The other characters don’t play as great a part as they do in the full-length mysteries, but there is one story featuring Sergeant Janice Longbright on loan to another division.
Have a great week!