White Corridor, Paperback
4 out of 5 (3 ratings)


The unthinkable has happened at London's Peculiar Crimes Unit.

In the bitter depths of winter, a key member of staff has been found murdered, and everyone who works there is suddenly a suspect.

But Arthur Bryant and John May, the eccentric elderly detectives who run London's strangest crime division, aren't on hand to solve the crime.

They've ventured into the heart of the English countryside, only to become stranded on a desolate snowbound section of road.

As the blizzard worsens, Bryant & May attempt to solve the crime long distance using only their mobile phones.

Unfortunately, their situation is about to get very much worse.

Unknown to the stranded detectives, an obsessed killer has travelled from the Riviera to Dartmoor, and is stalking the stranded vehicles, searching for one particular victim, coming closer with each passing minute...As if it didn't have enough trouble, the Peculiar Crimes unit is about to receive a demanding royal visitor, and the Home Office is preparing to shut the PCU down when the visit inevitably goes wrong...Two murderers, two incapacitated detectives, just six hours to solve two crimes and save the unit. Armed only with their wits, woolly coats and a stack of dubious veal and ham pies, Bryant & May are bracing themselves for the strangest day they've ever spent, trapped inside the white corridor...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780553817980



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The thought of two plot lines occurring in geographically separate places, yet the boys still have to work them out, seemed more than a book could handle comfortably. Fowler, as usual, accomplishes it, and presents us with characters to care about, as well as surprises when all seems understandable in one's mind. Brilliant.

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This is the second book I have read by Christopher Fowler and both have been from his Bryant & May series. Arthur Bryant and John May are Golden Age Detectives in a modern world. They head the Peculiar Crimes Unit (PCU), London's most venerable specialist police team, a division founded during the Second World War to investigate cases that could cause national scandal or public unrest. It's an unusual and original set up, two crimes have to be solved and these are cleverly interwoven whilst Bryant and May are trapped far from London and their colleagues at the PCU. White Corridor contains more of Christopher Fowler's trademark humour, London history, some acerbic social insights, and a ripping yarn that gets progressively more compelling and exciting.

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Not the best in the series but still a page turner at the end. Slightly,contrived structure with the characters separated