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Ben Aaronovitch
Ben Aaronovitch was born in 1964. Discovering in his early twenties that he had precisely one talent, he took up screenwriting at which he was an overnight success. He wrote for Doctor Who, Casualty and the world’s cheapest ever SF soap opera Jupiter Moon. He then wrote for Virgin’s New... show more



Ben Aaronovitch was born in 1964. Discovering in his early twenties that he had precisely one talent, he took up screenwriting at which he was an overnight success. He wrote for Doctor Who, Casualty and the world’s cheapest ever SF soap opera Jupiter Moon. He then wrote for Virgin’s New Adventures until they pulped all his books.Then Ben entered a dark time illuminated only by an episode of Dark Knight, a book for Big Finish and the highly acclaimed but not-very-well-paying Blake’s 7 Audio dramas.Trapped in a cycle of disappointment and despair Ben was eventually forced to support his expensive book habit by working for Waterstones as a bookseller. Ironically it was while shelving the works of others that Ben finally saw the light. He would write his own books, he would let prose into his heart and rejoice in the word. Henceforth, subsisting on nothing more than instant coffee and Japanese takeaway, Ben embarked on the epic personal journey that was to lead to Rivers of London (or Midnight Riot as it is known in the Americas).Ben Aaronovitch currently resides in London and says that he will leave when they pry his city from his cold dead fingers.

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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 3 weeks ago
Well after the lackluster 5th book, "The Hanging Tree" was an improvement. The only thing that I honestly think that doesn't work is Peter and Beverly's relationship. It doesn't seem to be much of one honestly. They were barely even talking in this one besides having sex with each other. The ending ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 2 months ago
In the interest of full disclosure, I've read this series out of order. I read the first comic book story, then #2 in terms of the novels.Midnight Riot introduces us to the character of Peter Grant, who is a copper who can see ghosts but is most likely going to get detailed to data entry. Lucky for ...
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it 2 months ago
This installment in the Peter Grant series was so much fun and the plot twist at the end was so unexpected and exciting that I rushed right into the next book in the series, which wasn’t at all on my planned TBR list. And in my excitement, I originally put a 5 star rating on the book, but after furt...
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it 2 months ago
Another fun murder mystery in magical London, solved by the Metro Police’s apprentice wizard, Peter Grant. I enjoyed it as a mystery, although I’m not sure I could have figured it out from the clues sprinkled throughout the book – it depends on an intuitive leap on Peter’s part at the end. The charm...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 2 months ago
I don't even know what to say! I am so gobsmacked right now. Look, everyone that I talked to said the same thing. This is slow as anything. I was bored while reading and maybe fell asleep around the 60 percent mark. Things didn't make a lot of sense to me and I was tired of Peter feeling torn betwee...
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