White Corridor

White Corridor

Book - 2007
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From using crackpot psychics to cutting-edge forensics, Arthur Bryant and John May are famous for their maddeningly unorthodox approach to solving crimes that the ordinary police cannot. Now Christopher Fowler, "a new master of the classical detective story,"* brings back crime detection's oddest--and oldest--couple to solve the ultimate locked room mystery. It's an "impossible" crime--a member of the Peculiar Crimes Unit killed inside a locked autopsy room populated only by the dead and to which only four PCU members had a key. And to make matters worse, the Unit has been shut down for a forced "vacation" and Bryant and May are stuck in a van miles away in the Dartmoor countryside during a freak snowstorm on their way to a convention of psychics. Now, with Sergeant Janice Longbright in charge at headquarters, Bryant and May must crack the case by cell phone while trying to stop a second murder without freezing to death. For among the line of snowed-in vehicles, a killer is on the prowl, a beautiful woman is on the run from a man who seeks either redemption or another victim, and an innocent child is caught in the middle. Weaving together two electrifying cases,White Corridoris an unforgettable triumph--by turns hilarious and harrowing--as two of detective fiction's most marvelous characters confront one of human nature's darkest mysteries: the ability to deceive, deny, and destroy. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2007
ISBN: 9780553804508
0553804502
Branch Call Number: MYS FOW
Characteristics: 339 p. ; 22 cm

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WhidbeyIslander
Aug 27, 2017

Another satisfying tale of the PCU, although once again the parallel story was a bit boring at times (the storylines converge in the last 100 of 330+ pages). And although it's billed as a "Locked Room Mystery," I think that's a stretch since it also states that four members of the PCU had keys to the scene of the crime, so how sealed was it?

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maipenrai
Dec 06, 2016

(The fifth book in the Bryant and May series) *************Series
Bryant and May
1. Full Dark House (2003)
2. The Water Room (2004)
3. Seventy-Seven Clocks (2005)
4. Ten Second Staircase (2006)

6. The Victoria Vanishes (2008)
7. On the Loose (2009)
8. Off the Rails (2010)
9. The Memory of Blood (2011)
10. The Invisible Code (2012)
11. The Bleeding Heart (2014)
12. The Burning Man (2015)
13. Strange Tide (2016)
14. The Wild Chamber (2017)

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Palomino
Jul 22, 2013

Creepy, funny, mysterious, educational, and always intelligent. Love these guys.

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