- source: audible.com
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- Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- published 2015
- #12 in the Bryant & May series
A banking scandal has filled the city with violent protests, and a young homeless man burns to death after being caught between rioters and the police.
But all is not as it seems; an opportunistic killer is using the chaos to exact revenge. Arthur Bryant and John May soon find their investigation taking an apocalyptic turn as the case comes to involve the history of mob rule, corruption, punishment, and the legend of Guy Fawkes.
To say I'm hooked on this series, and in particular the audio versions, is probably an understatement, although I haven't read them all. I love Tim Goodman's narration and I love the antiquarian details of London that the author blends into the story.
And the aged detective duo, Bryant and May are getting older. Arthur Bryant in particular is showing serious signs of wear and tear, even perhaps Alzheimer's, and it seems his working days may end soon. But it is his background knowledge that pieces together the puzzle of the deaths by fire that are happening in London. As always the Peculier Crimes Unit is under threat by those wanting to make economic revisions, and Arthur's oddities seem to be damaging its reputation.
Just engrossing! A series worthy of your attention, particularly if you are interested in London and its history.
My rating: 4.7
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