Masthead

Christopher Fowler

Bryant & May - Oranges and Lemons
  • Bryant & May - Oranges and Lemons

  • One Sunday morning the Speaker of the House of Commons hurls himself from the window of his apartment, leaving behind a bizarre clue; someone had just sent him a crate of oranges and lemons.
    The government needs to know; who did he talk to while of unsound mind? Did the keeper of parliament’s biggest secret put the future of the government at stake?
    It should be the perfect case for Bryant & May, but unfortunately one detective is in hospital, the other is missing and the staff have all been dismissed. As the long-suffering head of the Peculiar Crimes Unit leaves his garden and sets about reuniting the unit, events escalate and a series of brutal crimes threatens to undermine the very foundation of London.
    But if two elderly detectives, ‘old men in a woke world’, can set aside their differences and discover why some of London’s most influential figures are under life-threatening attack they might do more than just save the unit – they could stop the entire city from descending into chaos.

RELEASED 11/06/2020

Christopher Fowler is the author of more than forty novels (sixteen of which feature the detectives Bryant and May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit) and many short story collections. A multiple award-winner, including the coveted CWA ‘Dagger in the Library’, Chris has also written screenplays, video games, graphic novels, audio plays and two acclaimed memoirs, Paperboy and Film Freak. His most recent non-fiction book is The Book of Forgotten Authors. Chris divides his time between London's King’s Cross and Barcelona. You can find out more by visiting his website and following him on Twitter.