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Christopher Fowler is a British novelist that writes mystery, thriller, YA fantasy, and horror novels. Born in 1953 in Greenwich, London, Fowler attended Colfes before landing a position as a copywriter at J Walter Thompson.

Order of Bryant & May: Peculiar Crimes Unit Series

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1Full Dark House 2003Description / Buy
2The Water Room 2004Description / Buy
3Seventy-Seven Clocks 2005Description / Buy
4Ten Second Staircase 2006Description / Buy
5White Corridor 2007Description / Buy
6The Victoria Vanishes 2008Description / Buy
7Bryant & May on the Loose 2009Description / Buy
8Off the Rails 2010Description / Buy
9The Memory of Blood 2011Description / Buy
10The Invisible Code 2012Description / Buy
11The Bleeding Heart 2014Description / Buy
12The Secret Santa (Short Story) 2015Description / Buy
13The Burning Man 2015Description / Buy
14Strange Tide 2016Description / Buy
15Wild Chamber 2017Description / Buy
16Hall of Mirrors 2018Description / Buy
17The Lonely Hour 2019Description / Buy
18England’s Finest 2019Description / Buy
19Oranges and Lemons 2020Description / Buy
20London Bridge Is Falling Down 2021Description / Buy

Order of Bryant & May Collections

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1London's Glory 2015Description / Buy
2England’s Finest 2019Description / Buy

Order of Bryant & May Graphic Novels

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1The Casebook of Bryant & May: The Soho Devil 2012Description / Buy

Order of Hellion Series

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1The Curse of Snakes 2010Description / Buy

Order of Christopher Fowler Standalone Novels

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1Roofworld 1988Description / Buy
2Rune 1990Description / Buy
3Red Bride 1992Description / Buy
4Darkest Day 1993Description / Buy
5Spanky 1994Description / Buy
6Psychoville 1995Description / Buy
7Disturbia 1997Description / Buy
8Soho Black 1998Description / Buy
9Calabash 2000Description / Buy
10Plastic 2003Description / Buy
11Breathe (Short Story) 2004Description / Buy
12Hell Train 2011Description / Buy
13Nyctophobia 2014Description / Buy
14The Sand Men 2015Description / Buy

Order of Christopher Fowler Short Stories/Novellas

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1Reconciliation Day (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy

Order of Christopher Fowler Short Story Collections

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1The Bureau of Lost Souls 1984Description / Buy
2City Jitters 1986Description / Buy
3More City Jitters 1988Description / Buy
4Flesh Wounds 1989Description / Buy
5Sharper Knives 1992Description / Buy
6Personal Demons 1998Description / Buy
7Uncut 1999Description / Buy
8The Devil in Me 2001Description / Buy
9Demonized 2004Description / Buy
10Old Devil Moon 2008Description / Buy
11Red Gloves 2011Description / Buy
12Red Gloves Volume I & II 2011Description / Buy

Order of Christopher Fowler Graphic Novels

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1Menz Insana (Short Story) 1997Description / Buy

Order of Christopher Fowler Non-Fiction

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1How to Impersonate Famous People (Short Story) 1985Description / Buy
2Ultimate Party Book (Short Story) 1985Description / Buy
3Paperboy 2009Description / Buy
4Invisible Ink 2012Description / Buy
5Film Freak 2013Description / Buy
6The Book of Forgotten Authors 2017Description / Buy

Order of Bibliomysteries Series

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1The Book of Virtue ( By: Ken Bruen) 2012Description / Buy
2Pronghorns of the Third Reich (Short Story) ( By: C.J. Box) 2012Description / Buy
3The Book Thing ( By: Laura Lippman) 2012Description / Buy
4The Book Case ( By: Nelson DeMille) 2012Description / Buy
5An Acceptable Sacrifice ( By: Jeffery Deaver) 2012Description / Buy
6Death Leaves a Bookmark (Short Story) ( By: William Link) 2012Description / Buy
7The Final Testament (Short Story) ( By: Peter Blauner) 2013Description / Buy
8Rides a Stranger (Short Story) ( By: David Bell) 2013Description / Buy
9The Long Sonata of the Dead (Short Story) ( By: Andrew Taylor) 2013Description / Buy
10The Book of Ghosts (Short Story) ( By: Reed Farrel Coleman) 2013Description / Buy
11The Compendium of Srem (Short Story) ( By: F. Paul Wilson) 2014Description / Buy
12What's in a Name? (Short Story) ( By: Thomas H. Cook) 2014Description / Buy
13Remaindered (Short Story) ( By: Peter Lovesey) 2014Description / Buy
14The Sequel (Short Story) ( By: R.L. Stine) 2014Description / Buy
15The Gospel of Sheba (Short Story) ( By: Lyndsay Faye) 2014Description / Buy
16The Nature of My Inheritance (Short Story) ( By: Bradford Morrow) 2014Description / Buy
17It's in the Book (Short Story) ( By: Mickey Spillane) 2014Description / Buy
18The Scroll (Short Story) ( By: Anne Perry) 2014Description / Buy
19The Book of the Lion (Short Story) ( By: Thomas Perry) 2015Description / Buy
20The Little Men (Short Story) ( By: Megan Abbott) 2015Description / Buy
21Condor in the Stacks (Short Story) ( By: James Grady) 2015Description / Buy
22Mystery, Inc. (Short Story) ( By: Joyce Carol Oates) 2015Description / Buy
23Every Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Denise Mina) 2015Description / Buy
24From the Queen (Short Story) ( By: Carolyn Hart) 2015Description / Buy
25The Travelling Companion ( By: Ian Rankin) 2016Description / Buy
26Citadel (Short Story) ( By: Stephen Hunter) 2016Description / Buy
27Reconciliation Day (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy
28Dead Dames Don't Sing (Short Story) ( By: John Harvey) 2016Description / Buy
29The Haze (Short Story) ( By: James W. Hall) 2016Description / Buy
30Hoodoo Harry (Short Story) ( By: Joe R. Lansdale) 2017Description / Buy
31The Pretty Little Box (Short Story) ( By: Charles Todd) 2018Description / Buy
32Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Peter Robinson) 2018Description / Buy
33The Hemingway Valise ( By: Robert Olen Butler) 2018Description / Buy
34The Last Honest Horse Thief ( By: Michael Koryta) 2018Description / Buy
35The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository ( By: John Connolly) 2018Description / Buy

Chronological Order of Bibliomysteries Series

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1The Book of Virtue ( By: Ken Bruen)2012Description / Buy
2The Scroll (Short Story) ( By: Anne Perry)2014Description / Buy
3Pronghorns of the Third Reich (Short Story) ( By: C.J. Box)2012Description / Buy
4An Acceptable Sacrifice ( By: Jeffery Deaver)2012Description / Buy
5Death Leaves a Bookmark (Short Story) ( By: William Link)2012Description / Buy
6Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Peter Robinson)2018Description / Buy
7The Book Thing ( By: Laura Lippman)2012Description / Buy
8The Book of Ghosts (Short Story) ( By: Reed Farrel Coleman)2013Description / Buy
9The Long Sonata of the Dead (Short Story) ( By: Andrew Taylor)2013Description / Buy
10The Final Testament (Short Story) ( By: Peter Blauner)2013Description / Buy
11Rides a Stranger (Short Story) ( By: David Bell)2013Description / Buy
12What's in a Name? (Short Story) ( By: Thomas H. Cook)2014Description / Buy
13It's in the Book (Short Story) ( By: Mickey Spillane)2014Description / Buy
14The Nature of My Inheritance (Short Story) ( By: Bradford Morrow)2014Description / Buy
15Remaindered (Short Story) ( By: Peter Lovesey)2014Description / Buy
16The Compendium of Srem (Short Story) ( By: F. Paul Wilson)2014Description / Buy
17The Gospel of Sheba (Short Story) ( By: Lyndsay Faye)2014Description / Buy
18The Sequel (Short Story) ( By: R.L. Stine)2014Description / Buy
19The Book of the Lion (Short Story) ( By: Thomas Perry)2015Description / Buy
20The Little Men (Short Story) ( By: Megan Abbott)2015Description / Buy
21From the Queen (Short Story) ( By: Carolyn Hart)2015Description / Buy
22Every Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Denise Mina)2015Description / Buy
23Citadel (Short Story) ( By: Stephen Hunter)2016Description / Buy
24Condor in the Stacks (Short Story) ( By: James Grady)2015Description / Buy
25Mystery, Inc. (Short Story) ( By: Joyce Carol Oates)2015Description / Buy
26The Travelling Companion ( By: Ian Rankin)2016Description / Buy
27The Haze (Short Story) ( By: James W. Hall)2016Description / Buy
28Dead Dames Don't Sing (Short Story) ( By: John Harvey)2016Description / Buy
29Reconciliation Day (Short Story)2016Description / Buy
30Hoodoo Harry (Short Story) ( By: Joe R. Lansdale)2017Description / Buy
31The Pretty Little Box (Short Story) ( By: Charles Todd)2018Description / Buy
32The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository ( By: John Connolly)2018Description / Buy
33The Hemingway Valise ( By: Robert Olen Butler)2018Description / Buy
34The Last Honest Horse Thief ( By: Michael Koryta)2018Description / Buy
35The Book Case ( By: Nelson DeMille)2012Description / Buy

Order of The Best Horror of the Year Anthology Series

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1The Best Horror of the Year: Volume One 2009Description / Buy
2The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Two 2010Description / Buy
3The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Three 2011Description / Buy
4The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Four 2012Description / Buy
5The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Five 2013Description / Buy
6The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Six 2014Description / Buy
7The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Seven 2015Description / Buy
8The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Eight 2016Description / Buy
9The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Nine 2017Description / Buy
10The Best Horror of the Year Volume 10 2018Description / Buy
11The Best of the Best Horror of the Year: 10 Years of Essential Short Horror Fiction 2018Description / Buy
12The Best Horror of the Year Volume 11 2019Description / Buy
13The Best Horror of the Year Volume 12 2020Description / Buy

Order of Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Anthology Series

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1Best New Horror 2 1991Description / Buy
2Best New Horror 3 1992Description / Buy
3Best New Horror 4 1993Description / Buy
4Best New Horror 5 1994Description / Buy
5Best New Horror 6 1995Description / Buy
6Best New Horror #26 2015Description / Buy

Order of Sherlock Holmes Gaslight Anthology Series

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1Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes 2009Description / Buy
2Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes 2011Description / Buy

Christopher Fowler Anthologies

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1 Best New Horror 41993Description / Buy
2 Best New Horror 51994Description / Buy
3 The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #81997Description / Buy
4 The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eleventh Annual Collection1998Description / Buy
5 Dark Terrors 3: The Gollancz Book of Horror1999Description / Buy
6 Dark Terrors 4: The Gollancz Book of Horror1999Description / Buy
7 The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifteenth Annual Collection2002Description / Buy
8 The End of the Line2010Description / Buy
9 Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes2011Description / Buy
10 Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane2012Description / Buy
11 The Monstrous2015Description / Buy
12 Body Shocks2021Description / Buy
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He created The Creative Partnership at 26. He made a name for himself in film marketing, not only in the UK but abroad. Fowler did everything from making trailers to creating movie posters and producing documentaries.

He has had the pleasure of working with significant figures like Peter Greenaway and Mike Leigh. He also lent his talents to Reservoir Dogs, Moulin Rouge, and other high-profile films.

Celebrities like Micheal Cain, John Cleese, and Pierce Brosnan are just a few of the clients for whom he has written. But Fowler did not limit his activities to film marketing. He also wrote ‘Menz Insana’, a graphic novel (DC Comics) that received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike.
While he has written plays and worked with Hollywood Studios (Paramount) to make video games (War of the Worlds), most people know the author for his novels.

Fowler made quite the splash in 1988 when he published ‘Roofworld’, his first thriller. The book became a bestseller. The novels that followed (‘Rune’, ‘Spanky’, ‘Disturbia’, etc.) proved that Fowler wasn’t just another one-hit-wonder.

Though, some will argue that his career only took off when he wrote the ‘Bryant and May’ books. The series follows two members of the Peculiar Crimes Unit. Set between WWII and the present, most of the books stand on their own.

The author created the series because he liked the idea of exploring the lives of a pair of Golden Age detectives that had to overcome various obstacles in a modern setting.

He made them old because he wanted to counter the idea that only young people could be trusted to solve cases and right wrongs. He also wanted to write about protagonists that had a lifetime of experience to draw from.

The first novel in the series should have been the last. Fowler did not intend to turn the adventures of his elderly detectives into a series. The notion of following them over the course of several books did not appeal to him. But the interest in the characters kept growing. So Fowler wrote more novels in the series.

From what the author has seen, Bryant and May are popular because their age gives them a lot of experience. But it also permits them to act like immature children. They are eccentric and bad-tempered and that allows them to stand out. London is an important part of the novels. The author has a lot of books on London. He does extensive research on the city.

Christopher Fowler Awards

Fowler has won the British Fantasy Society, Last Laugh, CWA Dagger, and Green Carnation Awards. He also won the Edge Hill Prize.

Christopher Fowler Books into Movies

‘Through The Eyes of A Killer’, a 1992 TV film starring Richard Dean Anderson was based on ‘The Master Builder’.

Best Christopher Fowler Books

Fowler is so dedicated to his craft that he kept writing ‘London Bridge is Falling Down’ during his time at University College Hospital. He was receiving chemotherapy at the time. Fowler’s best books include:

Full Dark House: Arthur Bryant is dead. He was 80 years old when an explosion in London claimed his life. John May is distraught. May and Bryant became partners more than fifty years ago.

This novel explores May’s efforts to understand the events that killed his friend. It also goes half a century into the past, showing readers how the pair met and the first case they solved, a case that is potentially connected to Bryant’s death.

The Water Room: Ruth Singh died of natural causes, or so everyone believed. Her heart just stopped. But the elderly woman spent most of her time at home. So why did she look like she was getting ready to leave the house when she died? Even more perplexing is the river water they found in her body. Detectives May and Bryant are determined to find the person that killed her.

But their careers are in a precarious situation. If they make one more mistake, the powers that be will shut their unit down.

When Does The Next Christopher Fowler book come out?

Christopher Fowler doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is London Bridge Is Falling Down and was released on July, 22nd 2021. It is the newest book in the Bryant & May: Peculiar Crimes Unit Series.

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