In ‘Bryant & May and the Invisible Code’, due out on August 2nd, two small children play a game called ‘Witch-Hunter’, and place a curse on a young woman taking lunch in a church courtyard. Then they wait for her to die.
An hour later the woman is indeed found dead inside St Bride’s Church, a building that no-one else has entered.
Unfortunately Bryant & May are refused the case. Instead, there are hired by their greatest enemy to find out why his wife has suddenly started behaving strangely…
So begin the tenth Bryant & May adventure. Following this in October, the graphic novel ‘The Casebook of Bryant & May’ arrives. With ‘Film Freak’ and a stand-alone thriller in the pipeline, plus ‘Invisible Ink’, my non-fiction book, also due out, I shouldn’t be thinking about what Bryant & May might get up to next, so in order to assist me I thought I’d throw the question open to you.
What would you like to see Bryant & May get up to next? One idea was to have them travel to America, although quite a few people have been vocal about not removing them from their natural habitat. Then there’s the idea that they should feature in the cases that have been mentioned throughout the series – except that short story collections are never very popular with the public.
I have a few sinister ideas up my sleeve, one involving a new character who gets introduced in ‘The Invisible Code’ – but let’s see what you’d be interested in seeing first.