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Ten Second Staircase

Bryant & May Mysteries

by Christopher Fowler

Ten Second Staircase by Christopher Fowler
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    Jun 2006, 368 pages
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    Jan 2007, 496 pages

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Fowler lives and works in Soho, London, where he runs The Creative Partnership, a movie marketing company that produces TV and radio scripts, documentaries, trailers and promos. He spends half the day with his company and half writing.

Sadly, The Peculiar Crimes unit does not exist in reality, but it does make for a great fictional concept.  Another great fictional police department that you may not have come across but is well worth looking out for is UCOS (Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad) from the BBC TV New Tricks series.  If you love detective series starring belligerent old chaps such as Bryant and May, then you're sure to fall for the team at UCOS - we catch the series on Friday nights on our local PBS channel in California

Trivia: Non-English readers might miss the pun on our protagonists' names - Bryant & May matches have been a household name in Britain from the 1860s until the present. In fact, 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.

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