Seventy-seven Clocks

Seventy-seven Clocks

Book - 2008
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It was late in 1973. As strikes and blackouts ravaged the country during the Heath government's 'Winter of Discontent', members of an aristocratic family were being disposed of in various grotesque ways - by reptile, by bomb, by barber. As the hours of daylight diminish towards Christmas, Arthur Bryant and John May of the Met's Peculiar Crime Unit know that time is the key - and time is running out for the family and the police. Their investigations lead them into a hidden world of class conflict, craftsmanship and big business - but what have seventy-seven ticking clocks got to do with it?
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2008, C2005.
ISBN: 9780553385540
0553385542
Branch Call Number: FIC FOWLER
Characteristics: 496 p. ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: 77 clocks

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WhidbeyIslander
Aug 27, 2017

A bit long at nearly 500 pages, but it never becomes boring as outlandish deaths that hark back to the methods in some of John Dickson Carr's books mount. There is a parallel plotline concerning a character named Jerry that I think could have been cut (which would have shortened the story), but all in all it was a fun read and almost made sense by the end.

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maipenrai
Dec 06, 2016

(The third book in the Bryant and May series) ****Series
Bryant and May
1. Full Dark House (2003)
2. The Water Room (2004)

4. Ten Second Staircase (2006)
5. White Corridor (2007)
6. The Victoria Vanishes (2008)
7. On the Loose (2009)
8. Off the Rails (2010)
9. The Memory of Blood (2011)
10. The Invisible Code (2012)
11. The Bleeding Heart (2014)
12. The Burning Man (2015)
13. Strange Tide (2016)
14. The Wild Chamber (2017)

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meg1534
Feb 28, 2014

Overdone characters. Preposterous plot although I will give credit for the inventiveness of the plot.

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