Detectives Arthur Bryant and John May, ably assisted by the oddballs and eccentrics who make up the Peculiar Crimes Unit, return to break rules, infuriate officialdom but invariably catch the criminal in their 16th hugely entertaining and unorthodox investigation...
One Sunday morning the Speaker of the House of Commons hurls himself from the window of his apartment, leaving behind a bizarre clue; someone had just sent him a crate of oranges and lemons.
The government needs to know; who did he talk to while of unsound mind? Did the keeper of parliament’s biggest secret put the future of the government at stake?
It should be the perfect case for Bryant & May, but unfortunately one detective is in hospital, the other is missing and the staff have all been dismissed. As the long-suffering head of the Peculiar Crimes Unit leaves his garden and sets about reuniting the unit, events escalate and a series of brutal crimes threatens to undermine the very foundation of London.
But if two elderly detectives, ‘old men in a woke world’, can set aside their differences and discover why some of London’s most influential figures are under life-threatening attack they might do more than just save the unit – they could stop the entire city from descending into chaos.