Bryant and May on the Loose (Bryant & May, Book 7) by Christopher Fowler

By Christopher Fowler

Lengthy looked an anachronism and a thorn within the aspect of its superiors, the strange Crimes Unit is to be disbanded. For octogenarian detectives Arthur Bryant and John may perhaps, it sort of feels retirement is now your best option. yet then a headless physique is located in a freezer, and at the perimeter of a big building website close to King's move, a huge determine has been noticed - wearing deerskin and wearing antlers made up of knives and all at once, with restricted assets and intensely little time, the PCU are again in company. within the panoply of serious fictional detective duos, Bryant & may perhaps rank along (and someplace in among) Holmes & Watson and Mulder & Scully.

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He stopped at the bar to say hello to Claudia Gerndorf, who’d profiled him for New York magazine shortly after he was appointed commissioner. She introduced him to her companion, a labor leader he’d met in passing, and he gave the man a nod and a smile but didn’t offer to shake hands. The guy had never been arrested, not so far as Buckram knew, but that didn’t mean his hands were clean enough to shake. “I’ve got a column now in the New York Observer,” she said. ” “We’ll do that,” he said. ” And you can put that in your column, he thought.

He stood a good two inches taller than Slaughter, who in turn was an inch or two taller than Reade. Slaughter was lean, wiry—reedy, Creighton thought, while Reade was anything but, and had a gut on him that the suit jacket couldn’t hide. They were younger than he was, but that was true of more people every year, wasn’t it? Midthirties, at a guess, and he was forty-seven, which was still pretty young, especially when you kept yourself in decent shape, but it was closer to fifty than forty, closer to sixty than thirty, closer to the grave than to the cradle, and— And they were standing in his studio apartment, looking at his things, looking at him.

She took up her post at the front desk and Susan, who generally had lunch delivered, decided it was too nice a day to stay indoors. She walked over to Empire Diner and had a large orange juice and a salmon salad, then browsed a couple of Ninth Avenue antique shops and was back at the gallery a little after two. She’d sent Reginald Barron off earlier with papers for his uncle S m a l l To w n 29 to sign and a $500 check as a good-faith advance, and now she had another look at the photos of Emory Allgood’s extraordinary work.

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