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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

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

Order of Bryant & May Collections

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

Order of Bryant & May Graphic Novels

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

Order of Hellion Series

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1 The Curse of Snakes 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Christopher Fowler Standalone Novels

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

Order of Christopher Fowler Short Stories/Novellas

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1 Reconciliation Day (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Christopher Fowler Short Story Collections

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

Order of Christopher Fowler Graphic Novels

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1 Menz Insana (Short Story) 1997 Description / Buy

Order of Christopher Fowler Non-Fiction

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

Order of Bibliomysteries Series

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

Chronological Order of Bibliomysteries Series

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

Order of The Best Horror of the Year Anthology Series

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

Order of Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Anthology Series

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

Order of Sherlock Holmes Gaslight Anthology Series

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

Christopher Fowler Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 Best New Horror 4 1993 Description / Buy
2 Best New Horror 5 1994 Description / Buy
3 The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, #8 1997 Description / Buy
4 The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eleventh Annual Collection 1998 Description / Buy
5 Dark Terrors 3: The Gollancz Book of Horror 1999 Description / Buy
6 Dark Terrors 4: The Gollancz Book of Horror 1999 Description / Buy
7 The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifteenth Annual Collection 2002 Description / Buy
8 The End of the Line 2010 Description / Buy
9 Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes 2011 Description / Buy
10 Magic: An Anthology of the Esoteric and Arcane 2012 Description / Buy
11 The Monstrous 2015 Description / Buy
12 Body Shocks 2021 Description / 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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