Seventy-Seven Clocks (2020)

Seventy-Seven Clocks Christopher Fowler Seventy Seven Clocks The odd couple of detection the brilliant but cranky detectives of London s Peculiar Crimes Unit return in a tense atmospheric new thriller that keeps you guessing until the final page This time Brya
  • Title: Seventy-Seven Clocks
  • Author: Christopher Fowler
  • ISBN: 9780553587159
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Paperback
Seventy-Seven Clocks Christopher Fowler The odd couple of detection the brilliant but cranky detectives of London s Peculiar Crimes Unit return in a tense, atmospheric new thriller that keeps you guessing until the final page This time Bryant and May are up against a series of bizarre murders that defy human understanding and a killer no human hand may be able to stop.A mysterious stranger in outlandish EThe odd couple of detection the brilliant but cranky detectives of London s Peculiar Crimes Unit return in a tense, atmospheric new thriller that keeps you guessing until the final page This time Bryant and May are up against a series of bizarre murders that defy human understanding and a killer no human hand may be able to stop.A mysterious stranger in outlandish Edwardian garb defaces a painting in the National Gallery Then a guest at the exclusive Savoy Hotel is fatally bitten by what appears to be a marshland snake An outbreak of increasingly bizarre crimes has hit London and, fittingly, come to the attention of the Peculiar Crimes Unit.Art vandalism, an exploding suspect, pornography, rat poison, Gilbert and Sullivan musicals, secret societiesd not a single suspect in sight The killer they re chasing has a dark history, a habit of staying hidden, and time itself on his side Detectives John May and Arthur Bryant may have finally met their match, and this time they re really working against the clock
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  1. Claude

    A very enjoyable read, mostly, I think, because of Sam, a totally likeable young woman, who kept me interested I must say that the I read, the totally unlikely the whole story appeared and yet, I kept going to the very end So there it is, a totally unbelievable story line, but somehow quite a fascinating one.

  2. Chris

    3.5 stars This one s about a Bryant and May case from the early 1970s If anyone guesses whodunnit on this one, I will be beyond surprised

  3. Wisconsin

    I love this author, love the senior citizen characters, and the truly odd crimes I was concerned how Fowler would keep the series going with the heros being so old, but this is a story being told to a reporter It really doesn t matter what order you read this series as it goes back and forth This is the fourth book for me, and I will read all of them eventually.

  4. Ellie

    Seventy Seven Clocks by Christopher Fowler is a part of Fowler s Bryant May series Bryant and May are members of the current day London police force but they are in many ways throwbacks to the Victorian era The novels read like Agatha Christie Sherlock Holmes through a contemporary filter They the books and the heroes are funny and sweet and eccentric.In Seventy Seven Clocks, the series moves back in time to the beginning of the PCU Peculiar Crime Unit a unit formed specifically to both showcase [...]

  5. Adam Stone

    Seventy Seventy Clocks is the third book in the Bryant and May series and although I enjoyed reading the book with its outlandish plot twists and turns and ending I did find this book to be a bit to far fetched when compared to the others that I have read for my liking, but it was a very enjoyable read all the same I think this is due to the writing which is always interesting to read and is often rather witty and clever I did like all the little comments about the differences between life in th [...]

  6. LJ

    SEVENTY SEVEN CLOCKS Police Procedural London 1973 GFowler, Christopher 3rd in seriesDoubleday, 2005 UK HardcoverArthur Bryant and John May are members of the Peculiar Crimes Unit and their newest case is a perfect fit A man dies from Cottonmouth snake venom in the lobby of the Savoy another in blown up by a bomb make of silver and gold and a third from rat poison in face powder All the deaths relate back to the wealthy Whitstable family, and the Alliance of Eternal Light I absolutely loved the [...]

  7. Judy

    Octogenarian detectives Arthur Bryant and John May are back in their third outing in the Peculiar Crimes Unit series and, while set in 1973, readers get a look back to discover how the pair became partners during World War II As usual, the crimes that they are called upon to solve are peculiar indeed a lawyer is found dead in a hotel lobby from a snake bite, a pre Raphaelite painting in the National Gallery is vandalized by a man in Edwardian garb, a suspect explodes, make up becomes toxic, and [...]

  8. Matthew Barnes

    Typical Bryant and Mayally enjoyable read, funny but full of police action and a few thrills.

  9. Sarah

    A very entertaining read and charming characters Only three stars because although it is very well written, the story is extremely far fetched

  10. Helen

    This is, I think, the third time I ve read this and I certainly appreciate it this time, perhaps because I m able to let the narration have its way.The best way to summarise the plot is from the back of the book A mysterious stranger in outlandish Edwardian garb defaces a painting in the Naational Gallery Then a guest at the Savoy Hotel is fatally bitten by what appears to be a marshland snake Art vandalism, an exploding suspect, pornography, rat poison, Gilbert and Sullivan musicals, secret so [...]

  11. Marie

    Under a different star system, I might have given it three, but I didn t particularly like it First things first I ve not read anything in the steampunk or so I d call it style before, and the time period 1970s isn t one I ve read much in either.This is the first book in the series that I have picked up, and unfortunately it didn t make much of an impression That little if any time was spent catching up new readers to the characters and situation which would be great for someone familiar with th [...]

  12. Nancy Oakes

    Technically, this one I d probably rate like a 3.5 or so when are we going to get this option I ve read four books in this series now, and this one wasn t my favorite, although it is still quite good In this, the 3rd installment of the Bryant and May mysteries of the Peculiar Crimes Unit , the two detectives and the others of the PCU are faced with the fact that someone is out to get the Whitstable family and is killing them off by incredibly deadly means, starting off with the death of Peter Wh [...]

  13. Spuddie

    3 Bryant May British police procedural featuring the Peculiar Crimes Unit This mystery goes back in time again, to 1973, telling the story of how the PCU investigated the deaths of several members of the noble Whitstable family, members of the fabled Watchmaker s Guild and they believe another secret society within the guild These strange murders, all with a different MO and all the methods of death very odd indeed are obviously tied together due to the family connection, but the PCU is up in ar [...]

  14. Ken

    Here is another Peculiar Crimes Unit PCU mystery This time, elderly detectives Bryant and May look back upon a case they worked in 1973 A bizarre attack on a rather unimportant painting gets their attention but it s the murders that follow compel them to work the case These aren t any ordinary murders one by one, members of the Whitstable family, old money and upper class, are being picked off The methods of killing are bizarre, and evidence points to different suspects each time What could be h [...]

  15. Bettie☯

    fraudiopub 2005spring 2012seriestbr bustingmysteryVictorian era Australian artamusingperiod piecebr english Londonwitches Poison ONOESotherhood societies John Ruskin Cotton mouth15 hours 34 mins Blurb The newspapers referred to it as the case of the seventy seven clocks There was quite a fuss at the time We got into terrible trouble Dear fellow, it was one of our most truly peculiar cases I remember as if it was yesterday In fact, Arthur Bryant remembers very little about yesterday, but he does [...]

  16. Ensiform

    The third Bryant and May detective mystery, this one is set in 1973 An eccentric man in Edwardian garb defaces a Waterhouse in the National Gallery A series of grotesque murders, with a wide variety of modus operandis snakebite, explosion, throat cutting, hallucinogenic take place The Edwardian fellow and his brother are killed A lawyer dies trying to pick up a folder of blackmail materials Many deaths pile up as the detectives realize that someone is picking off members of the Whitstable famil [...]

  17. Keri

    I m growing very fond of this series, despite or maybe due to its improbable storylines That s to be expected from Scotland Yard s PCU Peculiar Crimes Unit , though, and the very implausibility is what gives it its charm This episode is set in 1973, which was neat modern era, but before cell phones and PC s Starts off with a lively, two prong bang the bizarre poisoning death of an elderly man in the lobby of the famous Savoy Hotel, and an Edwardian garbed maniac storming into the National Galler [...]

  18. Joseph Teller

    This is part of the Bryant May Peculiar Crimes Mystery series, and is one of the better ones in the series The events in the book are set in 1973 and basically are taken from Bryants biographer s attempt to gather case details from him about their unusual cases.In this case it involves a series of crimes that seem at first unconnected, and for which the motive and who is performing them appear to be out of reach of the detectives for nearly three quarters of the book A man dressed in Edwardian [...]

  19. Doug Beatty

    Christopher Fowler does it again with another Bryant and May Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery This one takes place in the 1970 s and is one of the early cases when the PCU has first been formed and what a case it turns out to be There are several murders, each one seeming to be bizarre than the last And, a gentleman in Edwardian garb enters an art gallery and manages to destroy a painting that was on loan from Australia Later, this same man turns up dead In typical Fowler fashion, you find out tid [...]

  20. Colleen

    Oh I like these books This while not my favorite of the ones I ve read was still engrossing A suprisingly dense book the paperback seemed slim when I started it, but it s 450 pages and I marathon read like 300 of those in a setting I was so baffled who the killer was, who was doing this picking off the descendents of a Victorian watchmaker that I wanted to keep going but it was so late and there were so many pages left.Really much credit for the bulk of the book it didn t feel superfluous and to [...]

  21. Susan

    This book started out interesting enough and I was enjoying the story However, toward the end it went from a peculiar crime to a downright ridiculous tale I don t even think I quite understood why all the murders were happening, either, it was so out there When there was action, the author did a wonderful job and I felt I was there with the wonderful descriptions and sense of place However, one of the instances with a characters was so strange I just couldn t suspend my belief Not to mention the [...]

  22. Kyrie

    I think if I reread it, I might bump it up to really liked it There was so much going on and the bit at the end was very confusing to me, and a bit unreal I haven t found the other ones to be quite so fanciful Of course, this is supposed to be a memory of Bryant, so it s very possible the author let loose, figuring he could blame it on Bryant s imagination and embellishments I did laugh out loud at several swipes he took at the upper crust Yes, upon rereading it, I gave it stars I think reading [...]

  23. Alistair

    For some reason I equate these books to television programmes in my mind Old Dark House Scooby Doo The Water Room a documentary about London s rivers and this one Midsomer Murders a very British murder series Seventy Seven Clocks is hard to review without giving out spoilers, so I will do my best Firstly, it was vast improvement on the previous Water Room , which felt at times like a school lecture.The prologue is quiet simply wonderful and well worth a re read.Plotting is good, apart from the, [...]

  24. Gypsi

    Detectives Bryant and May run London s Peculiar Crimes Unit, where the most unusual cases get investigated In this third book of the series, a spate of bizarre murders comes to their attention In investigating these connected deaths, they find themselves researching a Victorian tontine, protecting the most crabby of families, and receiving unsolicited help from a nosy teenager.As with the other two PCU books, the plot of Seventy Seven Clocks is bizarre and convoluted, but in a good way, keeping [...]

  25. Susan in NC

    This was a lot of fun to read, as were the first two Bryant May thrillers I really enjoyed the combination of mystery, historical background on London, Victorian England, guilds, pre Raphaelites, the occult you name it, Bryant May draw it into their investigations Hence, the name of their police unit, the Peculiar Crimes Unit Other readers have criticized the book as slower or not as good as the first two, but I really enjoyed it it did drag in some parts, but I found the same with the first two [...]

  26. Lizzytish

    Another adventure with the PCU I always end up learning something historical in these novels This time it was Victorian England I was totally engrossed in this mystery which had some pretty dark aspects to it There didn t seem to be as much light hearted humor There were some scenes I actually had a hard time picturing I did lose some fingernails along the way.

  27. Ann

    Bryant and May are called when a series of bizarre murders begin and it seems that all of the victims are members of the same family They are all members of the Watchmakers Guild and the detectives need to find out why and who is targeting the family before they are all wiped out This was stranger than the other two episodes but very enjoyable.

  28. Harriet

    I normally love these Bryant and May but this one was just too long, it went on and on If I didn t usually like them so much, I probably would not have stuck it out I ve read them out of sequence and the Water Room is my favorite and this one my least favorite I would like to have them adapted for TV as only the Brits can do.

  29. Jessica

    A series that never ceases to entertain, and this is no exception I m not ordinarily a fan of authors that wear their politics on their sleeve, but some of Fowler s asides cracked me up so much that I simply had to forgive it.

  30. Kathy Davie

    Third in the Bryant May mystery series and revolving around two detectives with their own way of doing things in London The case of the Seventy Seven Clocks took place in 1973.My TakeIt s a Gilbert and Sullivan opera all on its own, beginning with a clever but ruthless man who intended to ensure his family s wealth through the centuries It s also an opportunity for Fowler to take the piss out of the upper classes and skewer the middle class for their own greed and ambition.It is curious how nice [...]

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