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Rivers of London

Ben Aaronovitch


ISBN 9780575132603


My name is Peter Grant and until January I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else).

My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit - we do paperwork so real coppers don’t have to – and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May. Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluble, and that brought me to the attention of Inspector Nightingale, the last wizard in England.

Now I’m a Detective Constable and a trainee wizard, the first apprentice in fifty years, and my world has become somewhat more complicated: nests of vampires in Purley, negotiating a truce between the warring god and goddess of the Thames, and digging up graves in Covent Garden . . . and there’s something festering at the heart of the city I love, a malicious vengeful spirit that takes ordinary Londoners and twists them into grotesque mannequins to act out its drama of violence and despair.

The spirit of riot and rebellion has awakened in the city, and it’s falling to me to bring order out of chaos - or die trying.

The Author

Ben Aaronovitch Ben Aaronovitch is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling PC Peter Grant series of novels (Rivers of London, Moon Over Soho, Whispers Under Ground, Broken Homes, Foxglove Summer and the upcoming The Hanging Tree).

He was born and raised in London, and his love for the city is reflected throughout the series. Ben has also previously written for television and worked as a bookseller. He still resides in London, and is currently working on his next novel.

 


 

 

 

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Rivers of London manages to be fresh and original and a wonderful read. I loved it. Charlaine Harris

What would happen if Harry Potter grew up and joined the Fuzz. A hilarious, keenly imagined caper. Diana Gabaldon

A consummate story of real policing in a vividly real world intersecting the decidedly unreal to marvellous effect. Filled with detail and imagination, the quality of this achievement stands out, making Aaronovitch a name to watch. Peter F. Hamilton