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Christopher Fowler
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'The Lonely Hour', Bryant & May's latest murder mystery, is out in paperback from today. I won't be celebrating as I'm fasting prior to a hospital exploration - bad timing perhaps but life is full of bad timing, n'est pas? If you're planning to buy a copy, you can help your local bookshop by ordering through them and taking pressure off Amazon while they deal with essential supplies. Quite a few…
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Christopher Fowler
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The sun was starting to set here in Barcelona - it will set almost an hour earlier by the end of this month, but for now it's still 27C outside, even though some Spaniards have decided it's autumn and are wearing black, maroon and grey puffa-jackets. I put the wine in the fridge (Spanish wines are the world's best kept secret. I love Jean Leon). I cooked myself a dinner of salmon and salad laced…
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Christopher Fowler
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Having finished the editing and proofs on 'Bryant & May: England's Finest', the decrepit duo's second volume of missing cases, which fills in the gaps between the investigations tackled in the novels, I've now turned to next year's adventure and I'm already running late. How so? Because this is a unique year, with two new B&Ms ('The Lonely Hour' got here in March, 'England's Finest' arrives at the…
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Christopher Fowler
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London
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In 'Bryant & May: The Lonely Hour' I've punctuated the chapters with chunks of the speeches Arthur Bryant gives as a London tour guide, and it made me wonder if I should write a 'Bryant & May Guide to London' at some point. It would have to include lots of pointless, peculiar and abstruse information of course, and could well turn out to be more exhausting to write than the average B&M novel, but…
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Christopher Fowler
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London
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Everything has moved around or changed out of recognition Built on the site of the old Bermondsey Abbey, the Bermondsey Market was a thing of wonder, sprawling into the backstreets and surrounding warehouses. You have to get up very early on a Friday morning to go there, and even many Londoners have no idea it's there. Situated on the other side of Tower Bridge, it became a shadow of itself in…
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Christopher Fowler
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Books
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First, a few details about the book which is landing here in just three weeks' time... ' The Lonely Hour' is the biggest Bryant & May novel yet, and sees the detectives back in the present day after the sixties romp of ' Hall of Mirrors'. In fact it picks up right where Wild Chamber ended, with the unit back up to full strength and new challenges ahead, although you don't need to have read a word…
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Christopher Fowler
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The Arts
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The government may be in meltdown but I'm organised for the next few months...first up, First Monday Crime on February 4th at City University (and the Blacksmith & Toffee Maker after) here. I'll be launching 'The Lonely Hour' on March 21st at Waterstones Covent Garden (and probably at the Lamb & Flag, which features in the novel) and I'll be at the glorious Aye Write! festival in Glasgow on April…
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Christopher Fowler
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Books
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Christmas is approaching - it's the time from which writers theoretically derive most of their earnings. This isn't usually the case for me because my books tend to be published in spring and autumn. I don't have the weight to punch through the scrum of summer holiday/ Christmas publications. This year and next year, however, I've something very close to Christmas arrivals. The new paperback…
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