By Jennifer Reese
Updated June 23, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

Ten Second Staircase

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Elderly detectives Arthur Bryant and John May investigate the death of an artist, drowned in her installation: a vat of formaldehyde with polyurethane fetuses.

Local Color
London teems with historic ghouls ”whose grip on the present could still be felt on certain strange days, when the streets were dark with rain and harmful ideas.”

Quirkiest Character
Bryant quotes Confucius, collects books on Japanese ferns, and consorts with witches.

Lowdown
As wordy, offbeat, and slow-moving as its geriatric heroes.

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