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Christopher Fowler (1) (1953–2023)

Autor(a) de Full Dark House

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About the Author

Christopher Fowler was born in Greenwich, London, England in 1953. He is the author of the Bryant and May Mystery series, Rune, and Old Devil Moon, which won the Edge Hill Audience Prize in 2008. He also won the British Fantasy Society Award for best novella for Breathe in 2005. He also won The mostrar mais Dagger in the Library Award 2015 for his body of work. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras por Christopher Fowler

Full Dark House (2003) 1,594 exemplares
The Water Room (2004) 980 exemplares
Seventy-Seven Clocks (2005) 762 exemplares
The Victoria Vanishes (2008) 688 exemplares
White Corridor (2007) 672 exemplares
Ten Second Staircase (2006) 644 exemplares
Bryant and May On the Loose (2009) 548 exemplares
Bryant and May Off the Rails (2010) 409 exemplares
Bryant and May and the Burning Man (2015) 284 exemplares
Roofworld (1988) 268 exemplares
Bryant and May: Strange Tide (2016) 222 exemplares
Rune (1992) 219 exemplares
Bryant and May: Wild Chamber (2017) 194 exemplares
The Book of Forgotten Authors (2017) 190 exemplares
Spanky (1994) 188 exemplares
Bryant and May: Hall of Mirrors (2018) 187 exemplares
Bryant and May: Oranges and Lemons (2020) 160 exemplares
Bryant and May: The Lonely Hour (2019) 141 exemplares
Nyctophobia (2014) 120 exemplares
Psychoville (1995) 115 exemplares
Disturbia (1997) 115 exemplares
Hell Train (2012) 102 exemplares
Darkest Day (1993) 102 exemplares
Personal Demons (1998) 88 exemplares
Breathe (1900) 84 exemplares
Soho Black (1901) 70 exemplares
Paperboy (1900) 59 exemplares
Bryant & May’s Peculiar London (2022) 52 exemplares
Red Bride (1992) 51 exemplares
The Bureau of Lost Souls (1989) 48 exemplares
The Devil in Me (2001) 41 exemplares
Calabash (2000) 40 exemplares
The Sand Men (2015) 39 exemplares
Flesh Wounds (1995) 37 exemplares
Old Devil Moon (2007) 35 exemplares
Plastic (2013) 34 exemplares
Demonized (2003) 34 exemplares
City Jitters (1986) 31 exemplares
Uncut: Twenty-One Short Stories (1999) 28 exemplares
Menz Insana (1997) 25 exemplares
Sharper Knives (1992) 24 exemplares
Film Freak (2013) 22 exemplares
Bryant and May 4 Book Set (2005) 19 exemplares
Reconciliation Day (2017) 17 exemplares
Bryant and May's Mystery Tour (2011) 12 exemplares
Harvey Horrors Collected Works: Black Cat Mystery, Volume 1 (2012) — Prefácio — 11 exemplares
Red Gloves Volume I & II [jhc] (2011) 11 exemplares
Hot Water (2022) 9 exemplares
Gilded Needles 8 exemplares
More City Jitters (1988) 7 exemplares
#ChooseThePlot (2014) 5 exemplares
Crocodile Lady 4 exemplares
Seven Feet 3 exemplares
The Green Man 3 exemplares
On Edge [short story] 2 exemplares
Spanky's Back in Town 2 exemplares
Unforgotten 2 exemplares
Learning To Let Go 2 exemplares
Poison Pen 1 exemplar
L'entrepreneur 1 exemplar
The Deceivers 1 exemplar
Frightening : short stories (2017) 1 exemplar
Emotional Response 1 exemplar
The Luxury of Harm 1 exemplar
Christmas Forever 1 exemplar
Cairo 6.1 1 exemplar
One Night Out 1 exemplar
Phoenix 1 exemplar
Feral 1 exemplar
Hop 1 exemplar
Personal Space 1 exemplar
In Safe Hands 1 exemplar
Dracula's Library 1 exemplar
Breaking Heart 1 exemplar
The Uninvited 1 exemplar
The Spider Kiss 1 exemplar
Normal Life 1 exemplar
Inner Fire 1 exemplar
Permanent Fixture 1 exemplar
Midas Touch 1 exemplar
The Cages 1 exemplar
Still Life 1 exemplar
Scratch 1 exemplar
Five Star 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Naked City (2011) — Contribuidor — 633 exemplares
I Shudder at Your Touch (1991) — Contribuidor — 545 exemplares
Love in Vein II : Eighteen More Tales of Vampiric Erotica (1997) — Contribuidor — 490 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifteenth Annual Collection (2002) — Contribuidor — 266 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eleventh Annual Collection (1998) — Contribuidor — 241 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Annual Collection (2003) — Contribuidor — 234 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighteenth Annual Collection (2005) — Contribuidor — 223 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixth Annual Collection (1993) — Contribuidor — 210 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Zombies (1993) — Contribuidor — 200 exemplares
Cursed: An Anthology of Dark Fairy Tales (2020) — Contribuidor — 199 exemplares
Inferno (2007) — Contribuidor — 140 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 15 (2004) — Contribuidor — 129 exemplares
The Best British Mysteries 2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 127 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Monsters (2007) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 19 (2008) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares
The Monstrous (2015) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20 (2009) — Contribuidor — 114 exemplares
Tombs (1995) — Contribuidor — 114 exemplares
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Three (2011) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Dracula (1997) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
Fearie Tales (2013) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13 (2002) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of New Terror (2004) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 10 (1999) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
The Dalek Factor (2004) — Prefácio — 78 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 22 (2011) — Contribuidor — 78 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 23 (2012) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 18 (2007) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Folk Horror (2021) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
OxCrimes (2014) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 12 (2001) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes (2011) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of the Best of Best New Horror (2010) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 07 (1996) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
House of Fear: An Anthology of Haunted House Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries (2008) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Body Shocks (2021) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane (2012) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Visitants (2010) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
The Dead That Walk: Flesh-Eating Stories (2009) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 09 (1998) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Lethal Kisses: 18 Tales of Sex, Horror, and Revenge (1996) — Contribuidor, algumas edições54 exemplares
Best New Horror 4 (1993) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Dead Letters (2016) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 08 (1997) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
In Dreams (1992) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Zombie Apocalypse! Fightback (Mammoth Books) (2012) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Body Horror (Mammoth Books) (2012) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
100 Fiendish Little Frightmares (1997) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Narrow Houses: Tales of Superstition, Suspense, and Fear (1992) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Dark Terrors 5: The Gollancz Book of Horror (2000) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
The End of the Line: An Anthology of Underground Horror (2010) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 10 (2007) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Taverns of the Dead (2005) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 7 (2010) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Psychomania: Killer Stories (2014) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Dark Terrors 3 (1997) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Destination Unknown (1997) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Dark Terrors 4 (1998) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 9 (2012) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Haunts: Reliquaries of the Dead (2011) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Dark Terrors 6 (2002) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
In the Footsteps of Dracula: Tales of the Un-Dead Count (2017) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Drabble II: Double Century (1990) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Dark Terrors (1996) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 10 (2013) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Giant Book of Terror (1994) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Summer Chills (2007) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Deadly Pleasures (2013) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Dark Voices 4 : the Pan Book of Horror (1992) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 1 (2004) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Dark World: Ghost Stories (2013) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 11 (2014) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 13 (2007) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Gutshot (2011) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Dark of the Night: New Tales of Horror and the Supernatural (1997) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Original Sins (2010) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Fantastic Crimes: Four Bibliomysteries by Bestselling Authors (2018) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Brighton Shock (2010) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Terror Tales of London (2013) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Portents (2011) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Interzone 263 (2016) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Crimewave 11: Ghosts (2010) 7 exemplares
Pandemonium: Stories of the Smoke (2012) — Prefácio — 7 exemplares
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 24/25: The New and Perfect Man (2011) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Exotic Gothic 2: New Tales of Taboo (2008) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Vox 'n' Roll: Fiction for the 21st Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Secret City: Strange Tales of London (1997) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
By Moonlight Only (2003) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
White of the Moon (1999) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Black Static 18 — Prefácio — 2 exemplares
Black Static 17 (2010) — Prefácio — 2 exemplares
Reports from the Deep End: Stories inspired by J. G. Ballard (2023) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Black Static 29 (2012) 1 exemplar
Black Static 36 (2013) 1 exemplar
Dracula Unfanged (2022) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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This was an enjoyable book to read right up till the ending - which ruined the whole book for me. It wasn't perfect, the character of Jerry (Geraldine) felt a bit tacked on, but it wasn't that annoying.

As for the story, I enjoyed learning about London's Guilds, and who they worked. It also brought in a bit of history about the arts, specifically the painter Waterhouse, and the Musicals of Gilbert and Sullivan.

But that ending, totally ruined the book. It made no sense and I kind of wanted the throw the book against the wall, because the lead up to the ending was so well done.… (mais)
 
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TheDivineOomba | Feb 4, 2024 |
Read over half the book but despite liking the primary characters, the 3 plotlines barely intersected and I lost interest. The second time the library book needed to be returned, I decided to set this one aside for other books to be read.
 
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SESchend | 27 outras críticas | Feb 2, 2024 |
When I borrowed this from the library, along with 'The Lonely Hour', the seventeenth in the series, I didn't realise that there was another book in-between. (Goodreads is confusing matters by calling that one and Oranges and Lemons number 17 when this must be number 19.) However, I think it must be one of those about the earlier careers of Bryant and May because this story picks up with May recovering from being shot at the end of 'The Lonely Hour' and with the Peculiar Crimes Unit finally disbanded. But the odd accident that befalls the Speaker of the House of Commons brings a temporary reprieve albeit in an even more dilapidated unit with poorer resources than ever before. Plus they have a certain person parked on them with a remit to report back to the Home Office, and a new intern.

I enjoyed this story a lot more than 'The Lonely Hour'. The characters were working more as a team and the identity of the person committing a series of serious assaults/murders tied to the locations derived from the old 'Oranges and Lemons' nursery rhyme was not disclosed till the end, even though the book did feature some extracts from their point of view. I also liked the new intern who seemed like a young, female version of Bryant, if Bryant had been born in the modern day, and her connection to the unit was a nice surprise when finally revealed. So overall I am rating this as a solid 3 star read.
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kitsune_reader | 7 outras críticas | Nov 23, 2023 |
This Bryant and May novel has a 'frame' around it, set in the present day - Arthur Bryant is dining out with his agent to discuss what old case he might write up next as volume 2 of his - as he admits rather exaggerated - memoirs. The main body of the novel is set in 1969 at the time of the case chosen.

The two detectives are at Camden Lock enjoying a festival when Bryant spots a dangerous psychopath aboard a barge - their attempt to arrest him goes awry and the two discover themselves on borrowed time, the head of the Peculiar Crimes Unit seizing upon this to try to have them sacked from the police force. An official in the civil service comes to the rescue by putting an assignment their way - to guard a key witness in a fraud trial over the weekend. The problem is, the man insists on going down to the country to a 'house party' - being held at a dilapidated stately home - in order to waylay a millionaire business man with a proposal that will save him from going bust as a result of the testimony he is about to give. The house party soon involves murder and general mayhem, including attempts on the life of the key witness, and the two detectives' future looks increasingly grim. If they can't resolve the case and get the man to the trial on Monday, they are sure to be driven out of the force.

I found this an interesting change from the usual B&M setup, seeing the two men as young and rather different yet similar. Bryant already shows signs of the eccentricity he later develops with his difficulty with people, preferring research and books to get to the truth. May has a flair with people, but in this we see him also as occasionally brash and impulsive. There is also 'local colour' from the 60s setting re the fashions of the day, but also the attitudes - their charge is nastily racist and Bryant ends up calling him out on it. The two men are for once younger than those they are questioning and feel somewhat daunted. So it was interesting to get a different slant on them.

The only thing that held this back from a full rating was that about three quarters of the way through it did seem a bit overlong. But there were some good twists/surprises in what was superficially an Agatha Christie setting, with the added point that by the 60s that way of life was well on the way out due to social changes, lack of money by the titled, and a general malaise, as with the son of the house who is a drug taking hippy with no desire to carry on the family tradition. So I rate this as a page-turning 4 stars.
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kitsune_reader | 21 outras críticas | Nov 23, 2023 |

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Obras
129
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Membros
11,423
Popularidade
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Avaliação
½ 3.7
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534
ISBN
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