Rivers Of London by Ben Aaronovitch
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9780575097582
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Paperback
Pages
432
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 27mm

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Peter Grant was just a probationary constable in the Metropolitan Police Service when one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, he tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluble, thus bringing him to the attention of Inspector Nightingale, the last wizard in England.

Now Peter is a Detective Constable and a trainee wizard, the first apprentice in fifty years and his world has become somewhat more complicated: nests of vampires in Purley, negotiating a truce between the warring god and goddess of the Thames, digging up graves in Covent Garden and there's something festering at the heart of London, 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 falls to Peter to bring order out of chaos - or die trying.
ISBN:
9780575097582
Publication Date:
16 / 09 / 2016
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
129 x 198 x 27mm
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You are introduced to Peter Grant, a London beat cop going about his ordinary day. Then he meets a wizard. Rivers of London is unlike anything you've ever read before. It is pretty much Harry Potter with crime/investigation and creative cursing. If you aren't sold already, you will be, with Peter Grant's dry sarcasm. Read it. You will not be disappointed. - Maddie (QBD)
, 27/04/2017
Entertaining cross-genre London fantasy
A police procedural/urban fantasy cross with Harry Potter jokes? Yes, please! I tend to struggle with crime fiction, but got a real kick out of this: mostly because of the fantasy elements, partially because of the humour, also because of the London setting. Peter’s mentor, Inspector Nightingale, is by far my favourite character, closely followed by Molly, Nightingale’s eerily effective housekeeper. Peter’s magical education is hugely entertaining, as are his run-ins with police bureaucracy. Did I mention the serial killer taking cues from Punch and Judy? Fast-paced, and a lot of fun. Reviewed by 33as
, 13/11/2014
Entertaining cross-genre London fantasy
A police procedural/urban fantasy cross with Harry Potter jokes? Yes, please! I tend to struggle with crime fiction, but got a real kick out of this: mostly because of the fantasy elements, partially because of the humour, also because of the London setting. Peter’s mentor, Inspector Nightingale, is by far my favourite character, closely followed by Molly, Nightingale’s eerily effective housekeeper. Peter’s magical education is hugely entertaining, as are his run-ins with police bureaucracy. Did I mention the serial killer taking cues from Punch and Judy? Fast-paced, and a lot of fun.
, 09/11/2014

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