Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Waiting on Wednesday - 'Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart' by Christopher Fowler

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. I am terrible at this meme because I have a sieve for a brain and publication dates escape me! But, I have bought a diary for University and decided to make it a Blog diary as well so it actually has some publication dates in it as it is! 

For this week, I'm waiting for Christopher Fowler's Bryant & May - The Bleeding Heart, well, sort of. I saw it on Netgalley and requested it and got an ARC today and it just looks really good and I'm really excited. Therefore, I feel like it warrants to be included in the meme, even though I am starting to read it as soon as this post goes up!

It's a fresh start for the Met's oddest investigation team, the Peculiar Crimes Unit.Their first case involves two teenagers who see a dead man rising from his grave in a London park. And if that's not alarming enough, one of them is killed in a hit and run accident. Stranger still, in the moments between when he was last seen alive and found dead on the pavement, someone has changed his shirt...
Much to his frustration, Arthur Bryant is not allowed to investigate. Instead, he has been tasked with finding out how someone could have stolen the ravens from the Tower of London. All seven birds have vanished from one of the most secure fortresses in the city. And, as the legend has it, when the ravens leave, the nation falls.
Soon it seems death is all around and Bryant and May must confront a group of latter-day bodysnatchers, explore an eerie funeral parlour and unearth the gruesome legend of Bleeding Heart Yard. More graves are desecrated, further deaths occur, and the symbol of the Bleeding Heart seems to turn up everywhere - it's even discovered hidden in the PCU's offices. And when Bryant is blindfolded and taken to the headquarters of a secret society, he realises that this case is more complex than even he had imagined, and that everyone is hiding something. The Grim Reaper walks abroad and seems to be stalking him, playing on his fears of premature burial.Rich in strange characters and steeped in London's true history, this is Bryant & May's most peculiar and disturbing case of all.

I haven't read any of the other 10 (10!) books, but I guess that just means I have plenty of enjoyment ahead of me! What are you waiting for? 


  1. This is a good one! Great pick!

    This is our WOW of this week.

    Leydy @OUaT & RCE

  2. I haven't heard of this one, but sound good. Hope you get to read it soon

  3. Sounds like a good pick! I hope you enjoy it! Thanks For sharing and for stopping by earlier.

    Kristalyn @ The Sarcastic Palmtree

  4. nice one.. i think the white background in some sentences is unintended..may be you copy pasted it from MS can change it by removing 'background: white' in HTML code of the post, in those specific lines... :)

    1. I always wondered how to get rid of that because it's constantly there when I copy blurbs from websites! Thanks :)