Bryant & May: Hall of Mirrors: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery
Bryant May Hall of Mirrors A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery Author:Christopher Fowler London, 1969. With the Swinging Sixties under way, Detectives Arthur Bryant and John May find themselves caught in the middle of a good, old-fashioned manor house murder mystery. — Hard to believe, but even positively ancient sleuths like Bryant and May of the Peculiar Crimes Unit were young once . . . or at least younger. Flashback to London 196... more »9: mods and dolly birds, sunburst mini-dresses--but how long would the party last?
After accidentally sinking a barge painted like the Yellow Submarine, Bryant and May are relegated to baby-sitting one Monty Hatton-Jones, the star prosecution witness in the trial of a disreputable developer whose prefabs are prone to collapse. The job for the demoted detectives? Keep the whistle-blower safe for the weekend.
The task proves unexpectedly challenging when their unruly charge insists on attending a party at the vast estate Tavistock Hall. With falling stone gryphons, secret passageways, rumors of a mythical beast, and an all-too-real dismembered corpse, the bedeviled policemen soon find themselves with "a proper country house murder" on their hands.« less