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Strange Tide The river Thames is London s most important yet neglected artery When a young woman is found chained to a post in the tide, no one can understand how she came to be drowned there At the Peculiar Crimes Unit, Arthur Bryant and John May find themselves dealing with an impossible crime committed in a very public place Soon they discover that the river is giving up other victims, but as the investigation extends from the coast of Libya to the nightclubs of North London, it proves as murkily sinister as the Thames itself That s only part of the problem Bryant s rapidly deteriorating condition prevents him from handling the case, and he is confined to home To make matters worse, May makes a fatal error of judgement that knocks him out of action and places everyone at riskWith the PCU staff baffled as much by their own detectives as the case, the only people who can help now are the battery of eccentrics Bryant keeps listed in his diary, but will their arcane knowledge save the day or make matters even worse Soon there s a clear suspect in everyone s sights the only thing that s missing is any scrap of evidenceAs the detectives disastrous investigation comes unstuck, the whole team gets involved in some serious messing about on the river In an adventure that s as twisting as the river upon which it s set, will there be anything left of the Peculiar Crimes Unit when it s over

10 thoughts on “Strange Tide

  1. says:

    This Bryant and May novel focuses on the River Thames, its victims and the deaths that occur in it or beside it Lynsey Dalladay s body is discovered tethered to the river s shoreline The

  2. says:

    This is probably now my favorite of what is one of my favorite series Just when you wonder what Christopher Fowler can do with his lead characters, Bryant May, he moves in unexpected direc

  3. says:

    I have previously read two other Bryant and May titles which I enjoyed 4 star reviews I love their quirkiness and, in particular, Arthur Bryant s disordered mind and convoluted thought proc

  4. says:

    3.5 starsI made a rookie mistake and started a series right in the middle without any background at all in my defence audible lured me into it as this one was on special shame on me I enjoye

  5. says:

    As usual, the latest Bryant May is equal parts frustration and fascination The detectives themselves are if anything better than ever, with May s romantic streak coming to the fore again Mean

  6. says:

    First Sentence Nothing gave Arthur Bryant greater satisfaction than making his first blotch on a fresh white page The body of a woman chained to a stone and left to drown by the Thames isn t t

  7. says:

    Kind of a mixed mind on this one Bryant and May are always entertaining It s been hard watching Bryant and May the last few books battling Bryant s mental issues Fortunately, the issue was fina

  8. says:

    Long live the PCU Saved from an ignominious end, the cast and crew of the Peculiar Crimes Unit are back from the brink yet again at the close of this book and Christopher Fowler promises there w

  9. says:

    It is so easy for me to love a Bryant and May novel They give me the things I want most when I pick up a mystery novel This one has an explanation for what has been ailing Arthur Bryant author Ch

  10. says:

    Quite good fun.My View Wacky and bizarre, this episode is full of eccentricities and over the top behaviours by our beloved Arthur Bryant and for a short while Bryant is convinced that he is devel

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