Strange Tide (Bryant and May #13) - Christopher Fowler

The river Thames is London’s most important yet neglected artery. When a young woman is found chained to a post in the tide, no-one can understand how she came to be drowned there. At the Peculiar Crimes Unit, Arthur Bryant and John May find themselves dealing with an impossible crime committed in a very public place.

Soon they discover that the river is giving up other victims, but as the investigation extends from the coast of Libya to the nightclubs of North London, it proves as murkily sinister as the Thames itself. That’s only part of the problem; Bryant’s rapidly deteriorating condition prevents him from handling the case, and he is confined to home. To make matters worse, May makes a fatal error of judgement that knocks him out of action and places everyone at risk.

With the PCU staff baffled as much by their own detectives as the case, the only people who can help now are the battery of eccentrics Bryant keeps listed in his diary, but will their arcane knowledge save the day or make matters even worse? Soon there’s a clear suspect in everyone’s sights – the only thing that’s missing is any scrap of evidence.

As the detectives’ disastrous investigation comes unstuck, the whole team gets involved in some serious messing about on the river. In an adventure that’s as twisting as the river upon which it’s set, will there be anything left of the Peculiar Crimes Unit when it’s over?

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Release date: March 2016
Genres: thriller
Updated: January 15, 2017

Bryant and May :: Series

Full Dark House (Bryant and May #1)
The Water Room (Bryant and May #2)
Seventy-Seven Clocks (Bryant and May #3)
Ten Second Staircase (Bryant and May #4)
White Corridor (Bryant and May #5)
The Victoria Vanishes (Bryant and May #6)
On the Loose (Bryant and May #7)
Off the Rails (Bryant and May #8)
The Memory of Blood (Bryant and May #9)
The Invisible Code (Bryant and May #10)
Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart (Bryant and May #11)
The Burning Man (Bryant and May #12)
Strange Tide (Bryant and May #13)
Wild Chamber (Bryant and May #14)
Hall of Mirrors (Bryant and May #15)