Get Your Bryant & May book signed on Thursday!

Reading & Writing

Well, ‘Bryant & May and the Memory of Blood’ launches in a few days, and has just had great review in the Sunday Times, who says ‘Christopher Fowler manages to write detective novels that are warm homages and mild pastiches of the Golden Age while at the same time excellent stories in their own right. In ‘The Memory of Blood’ there is even that rare element, the locked room mystery.’ Thank God for that, I couldn’t tell if it was crap or not.

This week I’ll be all over town like a cheap suit, with the main event being my own book signing at Forbidden Planet, for ‘Bryant & May and the Memory of Blood’. I’ll be there from 6pm to 7pm banging out the signatures, so please feel free to come along and tell me you thought my first book was the best and I’ve been going downhill ever since. Although if you find Punch & Judy as creepy as I do, you’ll love this one.

10 comments on “Get Your Bryant & May book signed on Thursday!”

  1. Vickie Farrar says:

    The best I could do was pre-order Memory of Blood from amazon.co.uk, so it should be moseying across The Pond soon. Hoping you have large, enthusiastic turnouts at all this week’s signings, I remain, as always, a distant fan.

  2. J. Folgard says:

    Another foreigner here, and a paperback reader, too. I discovered Punch & Judy via Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s comic several years ago, and I’m really eager to see your take on this. Meanwhile, I received my copy of ‘Bryant & May Off The Rails’ two weeks ago, and loved it. Thanks for the always brillant series, and I hope you have a great time at the signing. Cheers!

  3. Helen Martin says:

    Best wishes for a great signing from yet another overseas reader. I, too, await my copy with great anticipation. Just think, before this internet thing we couldn’t natter at our favourite author like this, we’d have to write oh so polite letters, wait six weeks for them to cross the Atlantic and then another couple of weeks for said author to read & answer such of the mail as he chose & then another six weeks for the return mail to happen. Lucky, aren’t we? Perhaps Admin has times when he wouldn’t mind returning to those exciting days of yesteryear, though.

  4. Steve Beat says:

    I rated it 5 stars on Amazon 😉 LOL

    Seriously, I’ve *just* finished White Corridor and I’m now looking forward to Memory of Blood. I love finishing books – despite the fact that my role as the reader is a passive one I still get a sense of achivement when I reach the end of a book (worse still is that I admit that it was an audiobook)…

    It’s always a strange moment though – because a micro-second after I feel the elation of finishing the book I then plumet into the depression brought on by knowing I will have to wait for the next. Luckily this time I don’t have to wait long. I’m looking forward to Memory of Blood (though, of course, I will have to wait a bit longer until teh audiobook version comes out).

  5. Steve Beat says:

    …Oh – one ‘PS’ before bed. if you find Punch & Judy unnerving Christopher you must see Jan Švankmajer’s Faust (if you haven’t already). Not so much because there is a Punch & Judy, but more so because of the wooden puppets.

  6. Gretta says:

    ‘Warm homages’ and ‘mild pastiches’ are all well and good, as reviews go, but I don’t think I’ll be truly happy unless the ST also described the author as cantankerous.

    All the very best this week, admin. I’m one of those cheapskate paperback buyers, I’m afraid, but MoB sits there in my Amazon UK wishlist, waiting, waiting, waiting…

  7. FabienneT says:

    Looks like I won’t be able to be at any of your events 🙁

    I’ll comfort-buy the Memory of Blood, then… Just finished Ten-Second Staircase and found it really, really good, the way you portray the contemporary art world and teenagers’ behaviour is chillingly accurate! It’s one of my faves in the series…
    I am really looking forward to Hell Train too, the press release was mouth-watering…

  8. If I could apparate to London to get the book and attend the signing, I would be there in a heartbeat. I’m trying to see if I can convince a colleague to go and then mail me the book, in the meantime.

  9. madmary says:

    Doing my best here to wish you the best and wishing I could get to the signing. Love all the Bryant & May Books. However, I can’t seem to post anything here. One last try before bed.

    Mary

  10. John H says:

    Unfortunately I couldn’t be at the signing but I’m a big fan, and looking forward to reading the book soon. Good luck with it!

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