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Bryant & May – Hall of Mirrors

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The year is 1969 and ten guests are about to enjoy a country house weekend at Tavistock Hall. But one amongst them is harbouring thoughts of murder. Amongst the guests are Bryant and May – undercover, in disguise and tasked with protecting Monty Hatton-Jones, a whistle-blower turning Queen’s evidence in a massive bribery trial.

The scene is set for what could be the perfect country house murder mystery, except that this particular get-together is nothing like a Golden Age classic. The house’s owner – a penniless, dope-smoking aristocrat – is intent on selling the estate to a secretive millionaire but the weekend has only just started when the millionaire goes missing and murder is on the cards. But army manoeuvres have closed the only access road and without a forensic examiner, Bryant and May can’t solve the case.

It’s when a falling gargoyle fells another guest that the two incognito detectives decide to place their future reputations on the line. And in the process discover that in Swinging Britain nothing is quite what it seems…

What the critics say

Fowler always manages to keep things fresh, and Hall of Mirrors is no exception . . . as well written and original as ever.

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Crime Lover Fiction

Laugh-out-loud funny . . . long-running, eccentric and consistently entertaining.

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Booklist

The prequel to end all prequels, wonderfully literate, fully of great dialogue and, at times, very poignant. Top quality entertainment.

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