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CLOSED: April Book Club

Join The Dead Good Crime Book Group on Goodreads and read some of the most exciting and thrilling new releases in crime fiction.

Every month we’ll be looking at a different crime book, giving away copies and discussing what we’ve enjoyed about the book over on our Goodreads Group.

April’s Book:

Bryant & May: The Bleeding Heart by Christopher Fowler

April’s book is Bryant & May: The Bleeding Heart and we have 40 reading copies of the book to give away to members of our Goodreads group.

About the Book:

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.

For a chance to take part in April’s author chat, enter your details below. Please note – if you do not enter your full address, we will be unable to post a book out to you. Recipients will be selected randomly and books will only be sent out to members of the Goodreads group, so make sure you join! Christopher will be joining us to answer your questions about the book towards the end of April.

This book club has now closed.


    Great stuff ! Looking forward to April’s book club and the chat with Christopher Fowler later on Goodreads. I’m late to the series but so glad to have found them. They’re an entertaining and historically educational read.

    Just finished Victoria Vanishes & found the PCU team’s quirky investigation very appealing and can’t wait to try more.

    I’ll be putting a review of Eva Dolan’s Long Way Home up soon on my blog – I loved it, thank you so much! Like Anne, I’ve heard so much good stuff about Christopher Fowler’s series, I think it’s about time I got acquainted with Bryant & May.

    This sounds like a terrific read. I have heard & read so many positive reviews about the Bryant & May series, that I think it’s about time I joined the party!

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