Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Bryant & May and the Bleeding Heart: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery

by Christopher Fowler

Bryant and May are at it again, though this entry focuses a little more on Bryant and his individual sleuthing.

Anyway, a cemetery is the scene of the crime (at least the first one). Romain Curtis sneaks into St. George’s Gardens to stargaze with a girl and is soon privy to a horrific sight: a man rises from his fresh grave. Or so it appears. . .

The PCU is called on the case, and the case soon explodes into murder and grave robbing. Romain is killed shortly after the cemetery exploits, and others soon follow.

The PCU is left with many questions: Why was the man’s grave unearthed? Who killed Romain? Why are other graves being unearthed? Why are others being killed?

It is up to Bryant and May (but mostly Bryant) to find the answers. Along the way, we’ll learn a little bit more about the eccentric and mysterious Bryant.

This is a decent mystery in the series, but a tad too complicated for my tastes.


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