Christopher Fowler Obituary, Death – After three years of cancer treatment, Bryant & May detective novelist Christopher Fowler died aged 69. Fowler was best known for his Bryant & May novels, which had seasoned detectives investigating strange crimes in London from the Second World War to the present. After 2003’s Full Dark House, 17 books have followed, including 2021’s London Bridge Is Coming Down. Last year, Bryant & May’s Peculiar London explored the characters’ London.
Pete, Fowler’s spouse, revealed his death late Thursday on the writer’s Twitter account: “Christopher Robert Fowler, 3 score & 10, 1953-2023. I miss his glitter, excitement, and humor, but his work lives on. Our friend was exceptional. Farewell to my sweetheart and companion in crime. Authors and fans remembered Fowler on social media. “Very sad to hear this,” tweeted crime novelist Val McDermid.
He brought myself and many others much joy throughout the years. Novelist Joanne Harris said: “My dear buddy. Prematurely deceased. “So startled and heartbroken by this,” tweeted writer and broadcaster Muriel Gray. Christopher Fowler was an international superstar. He excelled in most creative fields. Condolences to Chris’s spouse and family. “Very sorry to learn about my old friend and talented writer Christopher Fowler, gone much too young,” remarked horror and thriller writer Mark Chadbourn.
Before I met Chris, I read Roofworld, his first novel, and discovered how much we had in common. I’ll miss you, old pal.” Fowler’s debut book was 1988’s Roofworld, a fanciful thriller about a hidden colony living on top of London’s towers, followed by eerie thrillers like Spanky, Disturbia, Rune, and Psychoville. In 2009, Fowler released Paperboy, his memoir on growing up without books, followed by Cinema Freak in 2013. He died after finishing Word Monkey, his third memoir. August’s Doubleday publication. Before his 2020 cancer diagnosis, Fowler lived in London and Spain. “In space, no one can hear you scream” was his 1979 Alien movie tagline.