Hall of Mirrors (Bryant & May, #15) Read Online Free - 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. . .
The guests also include the young detectives Arthur Bryant and John May – undercover, in disguise and tasked with protecting Monty Hatton-Jones, a whistle-blower turning Queen’s evidence in a massive bribery trial. Luckily, they’ve got a decent chap on the inside who can help them – the one-armed Brigadier, Nigel ‘Fruity’ Metcalf.
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. For the good times are, it seems, coming to an end. The house’s owner – a penniless, dope-smoking aristocrat – is intent on selling the estate (complete with its own hippy encampment) 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…
So gentle reader, you are cordially invited to a weekend in the country. Expect murder, madness and mayhem in the mansion!
|Title||:||Hall of Mirrors (Bryant & May, #15)|
|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
March 03, 2018
Christopher Fowler takes us back into the 1960s, with a much younger Arthur Bryant and John May, into Agatha Christie and the golden age of classic crime with the country house trope with varied guests in this latest edition of this stellar series. It begins with Arthur's meeting with his editor,...
April 10, 2018
I read the first of these books last month and really enjoyed it so I was looking forward to this one and it did not disappoint (I’ve the 13 in the middle to pick up at some point).
It mentions in the beginning that this story is going to follow on the lines of an Agatha Christie mystery with ever...
February 17, 2018
I would like to thank Netgalley and Random House UK, Transworld Publishers for an advance copy of Hall of Mirrors, the fifteenth novel in the Bryant and May series.
Arthur Bryant's publisher asks him for another set of memoirs from the Peculiar Crimes Unit's archive and the reader is transported b...
March 25, 2018
I enjoyed Hall Of Mirrors. It is the first Bryant and May book I have read; it works fine as a stand-alone novel, but I suspect that there are quite a few running gags and references which I'd have picked up better if I had read some of the previous ones.
It is 1969 and, following a major debacle...
April 06, 2018
I have read most of Christopher Fowler’s Bryant & May mysteries and I think this could now be one of my favourites from the whole series. I love Bryant and May, I love the 1960s and I love a country house murder mystery – result!
“If it’s a proper country house murder it needs to follow countr...
March 28, 2018
An absolute cracker. Full review at classicmystery.wordpress.com
April 04, 2018
While the shift of time zone back to the swinging sixties is a change for the Bryant & May series, it still retains the wit, quirkiness and smart writing that consistently make these books my favourites to read. For aficionados, there are entertaining in-jokes harking back to the very first b...
April 25, 2018
Another great addition to the adventures of Bryant & May. I look forward to each new addition to the canon and have yet to be disappointed. The detectives in their formative years every bit as good as the more current stories. Looking forward to the next instalment now, whenever it is set.
April 08, 2018
Review to follow
April 22, 2018
I would love to see more of the Bryant and May cases from the past. Maybe one in the 'winter of discontent?'