Full Dark House

Christopher Fowler
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Full Dark House: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery


I was a little disappointed in this first book in the Peculiar Crimes series about two very old detectives working on cold cases with odd factors. I didnt really see why this book won an award for fantasy,as there was only the least of tinges of fantasy to it,just red herrings really. Some nods to Phantom of the Opera as most of the book is set in an old theatre where members of the cast of a play are being bumped off. I found the long long descriptions of the theatre,with people wandering around it to little purpose,to be longwinded and redundant. Not at all what I was expecting,and really just a rather mundane detective story,though the two protagonists,Bryant and May,were fairly amusing