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The Invisible Code

A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery
Fowler, Christopher (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"When a young woman is found dead in the pews of St. Bride's Church--alone and showing no apparent signs of trauma--Arthur Bryant assumes this case will go to the Peculiar Crimes Unit, an eccentric team tasked with solving London's most puzzling murders. Yet the city police take over the investigation, and the PCU is given an even more baffling and bewitching assignment. Called into headquarters by Oskar Kasavian, the head of Home Office security, Bryant and May are shocked to hear that their longtime adversary now desperately needs their help. Oskar's wife, Sabira, has been acting strangely for weeks--succumbing to violent mood swings, claiming an evil presence is bringing her harm--and Oskar wants the PCU to find out why ... When a second bizarre death reveals a surprising link between the two women's cases, Bryant and May set off on a trail of clues from the notorious Bedlam hospital to historic Bletchley Park. And as they are drawn into a world of encrypted codes and symbols, concealed rooms and high-society clubs, they must work quickly to catch a killer who lurks even closer than they think."-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Fowler, Christopher
Title: The Invisible Code
a Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery
Publisher: New York :, Bantam Books,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 351 pages ; 22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "When a young woman is found dead in the pews of St. Bride's Church--alone and showing no apparent signs of trauma--Arthur Bryant assumes this case will go to the Peculiar Crimes Unit, an eccentric team tasked with solving London's most puzzling murders. Yet the city police take over the investigation, and the PCU is given an even more baffling and bewitching assignment. Called into headquarters by Oskar Kasavian, the head of Home Office security, Bryant and May are shocked to hear that their longtime adversary now desperately needs their help. Oskar's wife, Sabira, has been acting strangely for weeks--succumbing to violent mood swings, claiming an evil presence is bringing her harm--and Oskar wants the PCU to find out why ... When a second bizarre death reveals a surprising link between the two women's cases, Bryant and May set off on a trail of clues from the notorious Bedlam hospital to historic Bletchley Park. And as they are drawn into a world of encrypted codes and symbols, concealed rooms and high-society clubs, they must work quickly to catch a killer who lurks even closer than they think."-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 0345528654
9780345528650
Statement of Responsibility: Christopher Fowler
Subject Headings: FICTION / Suspense FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional British England London. fast (OCoLC)fst01204271 Police. fast (OCoLC)fst01068398 Murder Investigation. fast (OCoLC)fst01029788 May, John (Fictitious character) fast (OCoLC)fst01740272 Bryant, Arthur (Fictitious character) fast (OCoLC)fst01740273 Murder Investigation Fiction Police England London Fiction Bryant, Arthur (Fictitious character) Fiction May, John (Fictitious character) Fiction
Genre/Form: Fiction.-(OCoLC)fst01423787
Mystery fiction
Topical Term: FICTION Suspense
FICTION Mystery & Detective Traditional British
Police
Murder
May, John (Fictitious character)
Bryant, Arthur (Fictitious character)
Murder
Police
Bryant, Arthur (Fictitious character)
May, John (Fictitious character)
LCCN: 2012048699
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Apr 05, 2014
  • dexluce rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this series! Another great Bryant and May mystery that involves all kinds of characters and takes them all over London. (I now want to go to London in the summer, even though I have no murder to solve and don't like rain).

Every so often there’s a book that’s clearly a cut above the usual creativity most fictional writers display on a regular basis. The murderer’s MO is by far the most original I’ve read in years. Even the red herring was well done and completely believable (to me, at least). Absolutely brilliant all around. I can’t wait to see the next book in the series.

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