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White corridor, Christopher Fowler, (overdrive ebook)

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White corridor
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White corridor
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Christopher Fowler
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eng
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aFrom 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 Corridor From the Hardcover edition
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White corridor
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Heading for the International Spiritualists' Convention, John May and Arthur Bryant find themselves stranded along with dozens of other motorists by a massive blizzard and soon discover that a notorious killer is also stuck along the same remote stretch of highway
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  • /*Starred Review*/ Senior-citizen sleuths Arthur Bryant and John May have never been ones to play by the rules. As the most distinguished (read oldest) members of Londons peculiar Peculiar Crimes Unit, the men pride themselves on cracking cases no right-minded detectives would attempt. This fifth offering (after Ten Second Staircase, 2006) finds the two stranded in a deadly blizzard en route to a spiritualists' convention. (Detective Bryant has long been both ridiculed and admired for his obsession with the occult.) In their absence, the unit's forensic pathologist, who had been having second thoughts about his imminent retirement, is found dead in the morgue. The room was locked from the inside, and only four members of the PCU had keys. Patchy cell-phone reception can't keep Bryant and May from participating in the investigation. Meanwhile, the snow (and plot) thickens when the duo encounters a young woman and her son seeking protection from a charming French drifter. Sherlock Holmes meets Inspector Clouseau in this mordant, award-winning series in which Fowler gleefully skewers religious zealots and government officials alike. Of one of the latter he writes: «It was . . . as if Countess Bathory and Vlad the Impaler had mated to create the perfect bureaucratic hatchet man.» -- Allison Block (Reviewed 05-01-2007) (Booklist, vol 103, number 17, p24)
  • /* Starred Review */ B lending humor and brilliant detection, Fowler’s excellent fifth novel to feature the engaging if bizarre exploits of London’s Peculiar Crimes Unit (after 2006’s Ten Second Staircase ) offers two challenging mysteries for his pair of eccentric sleuths, Arthur Bryant and John May. While driving to an international spiritualists’ convention, Bryant and May find themselves trapped on the road near Dartmoor in a blizzard. Lurking among the stalled vehicles is a man who may be a multiple murderer. At the same time, the two try to help via cellphone their colleagues back in London, who must solve the locked-room murder of a PCU member, retiring pathologist Oswald Finch, before the unit is finally shut down for good. The fair-play solution will particularly satisfy lovers of golden age mysteries. Once again, Fowler shows himself to be a master of the “impossible crime” tale. (June) --Staff (Reviewed April 23, 2007) (Publishers Weekly, vol 254, issue 17, p33)
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TEFOD
Dewey number
823/.914
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Bryant and May mysteries
Series volume
0005
Target audience
adult
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Christopher Fowler
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White Corridor
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<p>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,"<li> brings back crime detection's oddest--and oldest--couple to solve the ultimate locked room mystery.<br><br>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.<br><br>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...
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<p>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,"<li> brings back crime detection's oddest--and oldest--couple to solve the ultimate locked room mystery.<br><br>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.<br><br>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.<br><br>Weaving together two electrifying cases, <b>White Corridor</b> is 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.<br><br><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
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235
Rating
4.3
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eBook
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multicolored
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ocm497836100
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118767
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unknown
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1 online resource (339 p.)
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9780553804508
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