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The Water Room

The Second Bryant & May Mystery

by Christopher Fowler

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The Water Room by Christopher Fowler
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    Jun 2005, 368 pages
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    Mar 2006, 512 pages

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Trivia: Bryant & May matches have been a household name in Britain from the 1860s until the present. The oldest surviving animated film is an advertisement for Bryant & May matches from 1899 asking the audience to donate one guinea so that the company can give a free box of matches to every British soldier fighting in the Boer War!  Considering Fowler's background in the film industry I wonder if this little piece of silver-screen trivia influenced his choice of detectives' names?

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