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Broken Homes - Ben Aaronovitch
Broken Homes
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My name is Peter Grant, and I am a keeper of the secret flame -- whatever that is. Truth be told, there's a lot I still don't know. My superior Nightingale, previously the last of England's wizardly governmental force, is trying to teach me proper schooling for a magician's apprentice. But even... show more
My name is Peter Grant, and I am a keeper of the secret flame -- whatever that is. Truth be told, there's a lot I still don't know. My superior Nightingale, previously the last of England's wizardly governmental force, is trying to teach me proper schooling for a magician's apprentice. But even he doesn't have all the answers. Mostly I'm just a constable sworn to enforce the Queen’s Peace, with the occasional help from some unusual friends and a well-placed fire blast. With the new year, I have three main objectives, a) pass the detective exam so I can officially become a DC, b) work out what the hell my relationship with Lesley Mai, an old friend from the force and now fellow apprentice, is supposed to be, and most importantly, c) get through the year without destroying a major landmark. Two out of three isn’t bad, right? A mutilated body in Crawley means another murderer is on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil, who may either be a common serial killer or an associate of the twisted magician known as the Faceless Man -- a man whose previous encounters I've barely survived. I've also got a case about a town planner going under a tube train and another about a stolen grimoire. But then I get word of something very odd happening in Elephant and Castle, on a housing estate designed by a nutter, built by charlatans, and inhabited by the truly desperate. If there's a connection to the Crawley case, I'll be entering some tricky waters of juristiction with the local river spirits. We have a prickly history, to say the least. Just the typical day for a magician constable.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780756409609 (0756409608)
ASIN: 756409608
Publisher: DAW
Pages no: 324
Edition language: English
Series: Peter Grant (#4)
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Linda78
Linda78 rated it
3.5 Broken Homes (Peter Grant/Rivers of London #4) (Audiobook)
Cliffhanger! NOOOOOOOooooooo! Man! Just when it was finally getting good too! I've been lukewarm on this series at best. The first book was great, and the others since have been good, but where I was expecting something akin to Harry Dresden, what I actually got was more along the lines of Angel...
Lora's Rants and Reviews
Lora's Rants and Reviews rated it
3.5 Broken Homes
by Ben Aaronovitch This 4th book in the series started out differently in that there was no immediate connection to magic. As with most murder stories, a body is involved, but why Peter Grant would be involved isn't immediately apparent. I don't know if it's the story itself or too many people y...
JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it
3.5 Broken Homes
Solid entry #4 in my current favorite series in the Urban Fantasy genre. Mostly police procedural, with just a touch of magic and supernatural beings. Perhaps it's just the British backdrop, but I always sense echoes of Lord Darcy when reading about PC Grant and his mates. I recommend starting ...
Tal's Book
Tal's Book rated it
4.0 Broken Homes
Ok, by far the best book of the series up to now. Excellent story and pacing this time around. Nightingale got some more page time which I appreciated and not to brag or anything but ....I saw the whole Leslie thing coming, it was almost inevitable the way the Faceless man arc was set up.
LyraLaJeune
LyraLaJeune rated it
3.5 Schwächer als der Vorgänger
Was haben ein gestohlenes Buch über Magie aus der Weißen Bibliothek zu Weimar und ein berüchtigter Sozialwohnblock namens Skygarden Tower in Südlondon miteinander zu tun? Mehr als man meinen sollte. Stellt jedenfalls Peter Grant fest, der als Londoner Police Constable und Zauberlehrling sowieso magi...
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