The Lonely Hour

The Lonely Hour

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The brilliant Arthur Bryant and John May take the late, late shift in a cat-and-mouse hunt with a killer who preys on his victims at the same time every night--the lonely hour of 4 A.M.

When a man is found hanging upside down inside a willow tree on Hampstead Heath, surrounded by a baffling assortment of occult objects, the Peculiar Crimes Unit is called in to investigate. Was this a botched satanic ritual pulled off by bored teenagers, a gang initiation, or the work of a mastermind with grander intentions? Bryant and May set off in search of answers and are soon reminded that London is a city steeped in blood and magic.

When another body is pulled from the river at dawn, it becomes clear that a killer lurks in the night. To catch him, the PCU switches to graveyard shifts, but the team still comes up short. As they explore a night city where the normal rules do not apply, they're drawn deeper into a case that involves murder, arson, kidnapping, blackmail, loneliness, and bats.

May takes a technological approach, while Bryant goes in search of his usual academics and misfits for help, for this investigation reveals impossibilities at every turn. How do you stop a killer who appears not to exist? Luckily, impossibilities are what the Peculiar Crimes Unit does best.

Title:The Lonely Hour
ISBN:9780525485827
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    The Lonely Hour Reviews

  • Diane S ?

    I absolutely adore this character oriented series. Yes, of course there are murders to be solved, but it is the way they are solved that is so original. They are, after all, called the peculiar crime ...

  • Maine Colonial

    This is not a whodunnit. We’re told almost immediately who the perpetrator is. What we don’t know is why he killed, why he keeps on killing, how he commits the killings, what connection there is a...

  • Jill Hutchinson

    This is the latest Bryant and May release and it has a whole different feel from the other books in the series. There is a sadness which prevails as members of the PCU start arguing among themselves.....

  • Jill Meyer

    Christopher Fowler’s latest book in his “Bryant and May” series is “The Lonely Hour”. It’s set in what seems to be slightly futuristic London where Fowler shows an increasingly dystopian s...

  • Judy Lesley

    The Bryant and May stories have been favorites of mine for a long time. Author Christopher Fowler seems to tie these stories in to modern life with a deft treatment that satisfies but also makes me a ...

  • Johnny Johnson

    Awww bliss - another wonderful Bryant & May story to "warm the cockles of your heart" (Saying from C17th - possible corruption of Latin cochleae “ventricles” in cochleae cordis “ventricles of th...

  • Donald

    I enjoyed this new B&M book, but it wasn't as gripping as usual, the murderer is identified almost on page 1 (p11 actually) so it's the why that concerns us, and again that is evident less than halfwa...

  • Laura Spira

    Another excellent book from Christopher Fowler about the Peculiar Crimes Unit. Sound plot, good characters, a brilliant tour of the darker spots of central London and a huge dose of arcane vocabulary....

  • Jenny

    After over a dozen Bryant and May books, I felt like I really knew the characters and felt at home in their world. In the latest outing, the main cast of characters have become ugly and mean, some, ou...

  • Les Pepper

    I would have finished this book much quicker but I kept on delaying reading near the end of it.I simply didn’t want it to end.Marvellous....