Regular readers of this site will know that I try to maintain a level of interactivity about my books, and it appears from your comments that you favour stand-alone stories with an overall development arc that moves the lives of those in the Peculiar Crimes Unit ever-onwards.
Thank God for that, because it’s where I’m headed. The tenth Bryant & May novel has a plot that operates both as a single case, but completes an arc that has been continuing for the last four books, taking it to a new point in the story. I map out the major events a long way in advance and develop the individual stories in an appropriately peculiar fashion, but I was missing one big piece of the jigsaw. For some unearthly reason the answer hit me as I was walking through Soho in the pouring rain. This one is going to be a killer!
Today’s picture, thank you for asking, comes from master Keith Page, Upper 4B/ The artist of ‘The Casebook of Bryant & May: The Soho Devil’ has caught a moment from the very first novel which I wish I’d thought of, with Bryant & May confronting the ghosts of their former selves. Or possibly the other way around.