Summary

The death of a child and what seems to be a murderous puppet make a perfect case for Bryant and May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit. As John May and his team interrogate the suspects, Arthur Bryant heads into the secret world of illusions and stagecraft. As a second impossible death occurs, the detectives uncover forgotten museums and London eccentrics. The stage is set for a race against time with a surprising twist...
©2011 Christopher Fowler (P)2011 W F Howes Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ann on 23-02-12

Fascinating tale

One of the best the Punch and Judy history fascinating .
Tim Goodman brings all the characters to life with his wonderful accents and tone changes
I have long been a Bryant and May fan May the P.C.U.go on for many years

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By D. Marten on 16-08-14

Bryant & May. Brilliant.!

Would you consider the audio edition of Bryant & May and the Memory of Blood to be better than the print version?

Don't like reading, so I find Audio books much better. It's on my mobile & it's better than taking a book out with you.

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Absolutely love The Bryant & May series. Christopher Fowler has lots of facts about London in his stories which are very interesting. The plots are always good, with lots of twists & turns & you don't want to stop listening. Love the main two characters. Tim Goodman is a very good narrator & he brings the characters to life. Have now listened to 6 & I'm ready for the next one.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Hilary on 25-02-12

What a treat - a new Bryant and May

Wonderful to have the latest Bryant and May on Audible - the two aged detectives who began together in the 40's and are still solving crimes in the 21st century. This is the ninth book in the series so it may be helpful to listen to earlier ones like "The Water Room" or "Seventy Seven Clocks" to get used to the characters, but this book will certainly stand on its own.

Every book brings us a mystery with a central theme and strange and intriguing facts about it - this time the history, myths and anecdotes of the "Punch and Judy Show" and Mr Punch's arrogant evil is well explored in this marvellous twisting tale.

Meanwhile the Peculiar Crimes Unit continues to fight for its existence against the devious Home Office Security and we still cannot be sure it will survive. The team is gradually expanding and we get more involved with their different personalities and interaction.

Tim Goodman is the perfect narrator for this series, all his characters sound just right and his particular irresponsible, grumpy, but very likeable Arthur Bryant could not possibly be bettered.

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13 of 13 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Loves Fun on 01-02-12

Best one yet

Would you consider the audio edition of Bryant & May and the Memory of Blood to be better than the print version?

This is the first time I have listened to an audio version in this series . All of the earlier books were read in print form. Sometimes this series gets a little hard to follow, listening to it makes you slow down and hear every word. I loved it!

What does Tim Goodman bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

His reading brings the characters to life and makes them even easier to picture in the minds eye.

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