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Bryant & May and the Invisible Code

by Christopher Fowler

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Series: Bryant and May (10)

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Two small children are playing a game called 'Witch-Hunter'. They place a curse on a young woman taking lunch in a church courtyard and wait for her to die. An hour later she is found dead inside the church. Bryant and May must investigate.
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    The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen (LongDogMom)
    LongDogMom: Both feature older detectives who have no respect for authority and head up units that get results by being unconventional.
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    A Touch of Frost by R. D. Wingfield (LongDogMom)
    LongDogMom: Both feature older detectives who are somewhat rebellious of authority and like to do things their own way.
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Written as a pair with Deathworld

Deathworld I admit it. Harry Harrison's bad style irritated me. For a while. Mainly it was these. The short sentences. If you can call them that. Sentences.

I did manage after some encouragement from the ranks to get over that and I'm glad I did. It's a good bad-book. The Wildside edition I read was horribly proofread, but not nearly as badly as the academic books I've been reading lately. Nothing, at any rate, that distracted me from a punchy story, good characterisation as sci fi goes and a really interesting idea for world in which the story takes place.

As it happens I next picked up The Invisible Code by Christopher Fowler. I thought this was going to be another good bad-book for a few pages, but it doesn't take long to discover it's a bad bad-book.

Rest here:

http://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpress.com/2014/09/23/harry-harrison-and-christo...
  bringbackbooks | Jun 16, 2020 |
Written as a pair with Deathworld

Deathworld I admit it. Harry Harrison's bad style irritated me. For a while. Mainly it was these. The short sentences. If you can call them that. Sentences.

I did manage after some encouragement from the ranks to get over that and I'm glad I did. It's a good bad-book. The Wildside edition I read was horribly proofread, but not nearly as badly as the academic books I've been reading lately. Nothing, at any rate, that distracted me from a punchy story, good characterisation as sci fi goes and a really interesting idea for world in which the story takes place.

As it happens I next picked up The Invisible Code by Christopher Fowler. I thought this was going to be another good bad-book for a few pages, but it doesn't take long to discover it's a bad bad-book.

Rest here:

http://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpress.com/2014/09/23/harry-harrison-and-christo...
  bringbackbooks | Jun 16, 2020 |
Written as a pair with Deathworld

Deathworld I admit it. Harry Harrison's bad style irritated me. For a while. Mainly it was these. The short sentences. If you can call them that. Sentences.

I did manage after some encouragement from the ranks to get over that and I'm glad I did. It's a good bad-book. The Wildside edition I read was horribly proofread, but not nearly as badly as the academic books I've been reading lately. Nothing, at any rate, that distracted me from a punchy story, good characterisation as sci fi goes and a really interesting idea for world in which the story takes place.

As it happens I next picked up The Invisible Code by Christopher Fowler. I thought this was going to be another good bad-book for a few pages, but it doesn't take long to discover it's a bad bad-book.

Rest here:

http://alittleteaalittlechat.wordpress.com/2014/09/23/harry-harrison-and-christo...
  bringbackbooks | Jun 16, 2020 |
I enjoy the Bryant & May books; they are such fun. I can see them as a television series. The brilliant , old detective employs solves the crimes in strange ways. ( )
  scot2 | Dec 16, 2018 |
I read this book in the series first, and I enjoyed it so much that I bought the rest of the series- I just finished the first, and am rapidly reading the second. This series is full of mystery, hilarity and cranky British detectives...
1 vote ZeStY10708 | May 27, 2016 |
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Anastassatos, MariettaCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Coleman, SarahCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Money can't buy friends, but it can get you a better class of enemy.
-- Spike Milligan
'It started with me, it ends with me.'
-- Unnamed teenager, when asked about the history of London
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For Peter Chapman
(US edition) For Jennifer Siegel, smart cookie, good egg, hot tamale
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There was a witch around here somewhere.
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