The Home Office is once again trying to close down the Peculiar Crimes Unit. But Arthur Bryant has a plan to keep the Unit open, he just needs to quickly find a suspicious death to investigate. Mrs. Hoffman is found dead of seemingly natural causes. But Bryant and May find much more is at stake in London Bridge is Falling Down.
It is difficult to describe this series if you have never read it before. History permeates it, as does clever wordplay. This entry in the series may, or may not, be the final book. The author has included many favorite characters and reminiscences from earlier books. If this is the end of the series, it is the perfect conclusion.
If you have read any other Bryant & May books, London Bridge is Falling Down is a must read. For newcomers, this may be a bit too much like an epitaph about a person you never met. 4 stars!
Thanks to Bantam Books, Random House and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.