WorldCat Identities

Fowler, Christopher

Works: 88 works in 555 publications in 11 languages and 25,389 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Horror tales  Biography  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6056.O846, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Christopher Fowler
  • Paperboy by Christopher Fowler( Book )
  • Paperboy by Christopher Fowler( Recording )
Most widely held works by Christopher Fowler
The Victoria vanishes : a Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery by Christopher Fowler( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to the Victoria Cross pub hours after witnessing the murder of a woman, Detective Arthur Bryant is stunned to discover that the pub itself has vanished and the street around it has mysteriously aged, and calls in the Peculiar Crimes Unit to track down a killer who is stalking London's oldest watering holes
Bryant & May on the loose : a Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery by Christopher Fowler( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn together by a series of bizarre murders involving beheaded victims, the members of London's Peculiar Crimes Unit search for clues beneath the medieval buildings of St. Pancras Church, where they unearth a disturbing history of Christian rites and pagan rituals
Bryant & May off the rails : a Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery by Christopher Fowler( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Bryant, John May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit are on the trail of an enigma: a young man called Mr Fox. But his identity is false, his links to society are invisible and his home yields no clues. All they know is that somehow he escaped from a locked room and murdered one of their best and brightest. Now the detectives are being lured down into the darkest recesses of the London Underground where their quarry, expertly disguised, has struck again
Ten second staircase by Christopher Fowler( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Czech and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a crime tailor-made for the Peculiar Crimes Unit: a controversial artist is murdered and displayed as part of her own outrageous installation. No suspects, no motive, no evidence<U+2013>it's business as usual for the Unit's cantankerous founding partners, Arthur Bryant and John May. But this time they have an eyewitness. According to twelve-year-old Luke Tripp, the killer was a cape-clad highwayman atop a black stallion
White corridor by Christopher Fowler( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heading for the International Spiritualists' Convention, John May and Arthur Bryant find themselves stranded along with dozens of other motorists by a massive blizzard and soon discover that a notorious killer is also stuck along the same remote stretch of highway, forcing them into a desperate race against time to stop him before he claims his next victim
Full dark house by Christopher Fowler( Book )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a bomb claims the life of John May's detective partner of more than half a century, May becomes convinced that the key to the killer's identity lies in his first case together with his partner
The water room by Christopher Fowler( Book )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Bryant and John May of London's Peculiar Crimes Unit investigate when an elderly woman is found dead inside her own home with her lungs filled with river water, and they encounter a killer with a unique motive for murder
Seventy-seven clocks by Christopher Fowler( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An outbreak of increasingly bizarre crimes has hit London-and, fittingly, come to the attention of the Peculiar Crimes Unit. Art vandalism, an exploding suspect, pornography, rat poison, Gilbert and Sullivan musicals, secret societies ... and not a single suspect in sight. The killer they're chasing has a dark history, a habit of staying hidden, and time itself on his side. Detectives John May and Arthur Bryant may have finally met their match, and this time they're really working against the clock
The memory of blood : a Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery by Christopher Fowler( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The indomitable duo of Arthur Bryant and John May, along with the rest of their quirky team, must solve a confounding case with dark ties to the British theater and a killer who may mean curtains for all involved
The Invisible Code : a Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery by Christopher Fowler( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a young woman is found dead in the pews of St. Bride's Church--alone and showing no apparent signs of trauma--Arthur Bryant assumes this case will go to the Peculiar Crimes Unit, an eccentric team tasked with solving London's most puzzling murders. Yet the city police take over the investigation, and the PCU is given an even more baffling and bewitching assignment. Called into headquarters by Oskar Kasavian, the head of Home Office security, Bryant and May are shocked to hear that their longtime adversary now desperately needs their help. Oskar's wife, Sabira, has been acting strangely for weeks--succumbing to violent mood swings, claiming an evil presence is bringing her harm--and Oskar wants the PCU to find out why ... When a second bizarre death reveals a surprising link between the two women's cases, Bryant and May set off on a trail of clues from the notorious Bedlam hospital to historic Bletchley Park. And as they are drawn into a world of encrypted codes and symbols, concealed rooms and high-society clubs, they must work quickly to catch a killer who lurks even closer than they think."--
Bryant & May and the burning man : a Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery by Christopher Fowler( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No case is too curious for Arthur Bryant and John May, London s most ingenious detectives. But with their beloved city engulfed in turmoil, they ll have to work fast to hold a sinister killer s feet to the fire. In the week before Guy Fawkes Night, London s peaceful streets break out in sudden unrest. Enraged by a scandal involving a corrupt financier accused of insider trading, demonstrators are rioting outside the Findersbury Private Bank, chanting, marching, and growing violent. But when someone hurls a Molotov cocktail at the bank s front door, killing a homeless man on its steps, Bryant, May, and the rest of the Peculiar Crimes Unit team are called in. Is this an act of protest gone terribly wrong? Or a devious, premeditated murder? Their investigation heats up when a second victim is reported dead in similar fiery circumstances. May discovers the latest victim has ties to the troubled bank, and Bryant refuses to believe this is mere coincidence. As the riots grow more intense and the body count climbs, Bryant and May hunt for a killer who s adopting incendiary methods of execution, on a snaking trail of clues with roots in London s history of rebellion, anarchy, and harsh justice. Now, they ll have to throw themselves in the line of fire before the entire investigation goes up in smoke."--
Ten-second staircase by Christopher Fowler( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A local artist is murdered by a cloak figure atop a black stallion, or so that is how it is described by the crime's only eyewitness. Senior citizens, Bryant and May launch their investigation, but before they get too far, another murder is committed and links surface between this case and that of the fabled Leicester Square vampire
The Victoria vanishes by Christopher Fowler( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One night, Arthur Bryant witnesses a drunken lady coming out of a pub. The next morning, she is found dead at the exact spot where their paths crossed. Even more disturbingly, the pub has vanished and the street has changed. Bryant is convinced that he saw them as they looked over a century before - is elderly detective losing his mind? Then it becomes clear that a number of women have met their ends in London pubs and the likeliest suspect seems to be a mental patient. But knowing who the killer is and catching him are two very different propositions. As their new team at the Peculiar Crimes Unit goes in search of a madman, the octogenarian detectives ready themselves for the pub crawl of a lifetime, and come face to face with their own mortality
Rune by Christopher Fowler( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in 7 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bizarre deaths are occurring in London. A pair of elderly, eccentric police detectives supect ad-man Harry Buckingham, the estranged son of one of the victims. To prove his innocence, Harry reluctantly joins forces with mohawked, befeathered Grace, driver of the van that killed his father, to track the video store buyout his father had opposed. Meanwhile, a librarian delves into occult texts to decipher the angular symbols found on some victims. Eventually, all arrive at one conclusion: the multinational ODEL Corporation is using modern technology to transmit coded runic messages to the public, and will go to any length to enforce its scheme of a new, improved humanity. While there isn't much substance to hero Harry, other characters are delightful; the deliberate--and deliberately cantankerous--detectives; the sergeant who calmly ignores their role-playing and keeps them on track; feisty, forward Grace; and Dorothy, the librarian who deals with magical mumbo jumbo in down-to-earth fashion. Rune brings black magic into the video age with excitement and suspense
Bryant & May and the memory of blood by Christopher Fowler( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the cast and crew of the New Strand Theatre, the play The Two Murderers seems less performance than prophecy when a cast party ends in the shocking death of the theatre owner's son. A locked room, no prints, no traces of blood. It's a perfect case for Bryant and May and the Peculiar Crimes Unit
Hell train by Christopher Fowler( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Four passengers meet on a train journey through Eastern Europe during the First World War, and face a mystery that must be solved if they are to survive. As the Arkangel races through the war-torn countryside, they must find out: what is in the casket that everyone is so afraid of? What is the tragic secret of the veiled Red Countess who travels with them? Why is their fellow passenger the army brigadier so feared by his own men? And what exactly is the devilish secret of the Arkangel itself?"--Publisher
Red bride by Christopher Fowler( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old devil moon : short stories by Christopher Fowler( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A geologist trapped in a town without water is lured into a desperate escape plan. A boy plans a murder in an eerie funfair. A cop witnesses an inexplicable plague of madness. A teenager learns a deadly trick with his cell phone
Roofworld by Christopher Fowler( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young businessman stumbles across a secret nightime, rooftop world of London, which has remained undiscovered for decades. His initiation into the society involves him in their bizarre rituals and ceremonies
Paperboy by Christopher Fowler( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His memoir captures life in suburban London, as it has rarely been seen, through the eyes of a lonely boy who spends his days between the library and the cinema, devouring novels, comics, cereal packets, anything that might reveal a story. A rich and astute evocation of a time and a place recalls a childhood at once eccentric, and ordinary!
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Alternative Names

Christopher Fowler

Christopher Fowler britischer Schriftsteller

Christopher Fowler British writer

Christopher Fowler Brits schrijver

Fauler, Kristofer


Кристофър Фаулър

Фаулер, Кристофер


ファウラー, クリストファー

Bryant & May on the loose : a Peculiar Crimes Unit mysteryBryant & May off the rails : a Peculiar Crimes Unit mysteryTen second staircaseWhite corridorFull dark houseThe water roomSeventy-seven clocksThe memory of blood : a Peculiar Crimes Unit mystery