October 20, 2014

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Latest Bryant and May Mystery Is a Must-Read, Thanks to Strong Story

Someone needs to buy Christopher Fowler a congratulatory drink. I’d do it myself, except I’m not in the UK. Here is a modern writer who understands that, generally speaking, a mystery is only as good as its story. And he comes up with a terrific plot idea in this one: ‘Bryant and May and the Invisible Code.’ Two children are playing “Witch Hunter” outside a church, and decide that a sad-looking young woman is a witch. “So how are we going to kill her?” one of the kids asks. The woman then enters the church … and then, as the kids watch from the door, she drops to the ground, dead! Nobody approached her, and the CCTV cameras clearly show that she died alone. . . .

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