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Christopher Fowler
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I use real locations for most of my stories. It helps to get some sense of size and space when you have a lot of people moving around, so that the reader can visualise events more easily. Early Bryant & May readers will know that I used to have the PCU occupying the upper part of the tube station at Mornington Crescent. It's a barely-noticed tube station of shiny maroon tiles, and was only open on…
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Christopher Fowler
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Remembering those Sherlock Holmes stories where Holmes enigmatically refers to an untold case as 'that scandal of the Bohemian pilchard snatching' and moves on to the investigation at hand, I started smuggling references of missing cases into the Bryant & May novels at a very early stage. The Leicester Square Vampire was suitably sorted out (in a tale that explained Janice Longbright's…
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Christopher Fowler
...you'll find the first post on Bryant & May - The Comic (we don't say Graphic Novel anymore. I have this on good authority). The site is still coming together here (not enough hours in the day etc) and will be added to on a regular basis - with hopefully some kind of notification whenever there's new stuff, although you could simply open the drawers and have a butchers, you know, like when you…
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Christopher Fowler
Keith Page has been hard at work on the finished script of the Bryant & May graphic novel, 'The Soho Devil'. As soon as I get a chance, I'll be creating a graphic novel section for the Peculiar Crimes Unit site here. The artwork has to be seen in its entirety to be fully appreciated, but I love it, and think I finally found the perfect artist to bring my characters to life. You won't necessarily…
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The Peculiar Crimes Unit site here now has eight filing cabinet drawers full of esoteric bits and bobs on the Peculiar Crimes Unit, writing, mysteries, crime, weird books, maps and - coming soon - artwork. This means that all things Bryant & May are now in one place, and everything else, including details about several new books and projects I've got coming up this year, will be right here, along…
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