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Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch
Rivers of London
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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 (as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit -... show more
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 (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 voluable, 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.  

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Format: papier
ISBN: 9780575097582
Publisher: The Orion Publishing Group
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
Series: Peter Grant (#1)
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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
4.0 Called Something Else in UK Pubs: Rivers of London
So I picked this book since it was published in 2011 and met the criteria for my BL space. I am glad I finally got around to reading it, since I've been meaning to for more than two months. I liked the main character, Peter Grant. I also enjoyed his teacher/master Nightingale and the weird setup the...
Linda78
Linda78 rated it
4.0 Midnight Riot (Peter Grant/Rivers of London #1) (Audiobook)
Oh, boy, that was fun! And funny! This is like the UK's answer to Harry Dresden - if Harry was way more mellow and his dog was a slipper with ears. Harry's dog might be named Mouse, but he ain't tiny. :) Toby still has it where it counts though. Survey says: Harry kicks ass; Peter is swell bloke. ...
Lora's Rants and Reviews
Lora's Rants and Reviews rated it
4.0 Rivers of London
by Ben Aaronovitch This one grabbed me right away with its offbeat humour and a quirky situation where an off-duty cop finds a body in Covent Garden and meets a ghost who is witness to the murder. The tone of the writing made what was actually a fairly long first chapter fly by and make me wonder ...
Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it
4.0 Doesn't get much better than this
The best part about listening to this was being reminded just how good this novel was -- sure, I remember liking it a lot (if for no other reason than I've read five more plus a collection of comics), but I didn't remember it being this good. Briefly -- in this we're introduced to a probationary c...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
5.0 Solving crimes with magic
A couple of months back I was perusing a website that sells books (as you do) when I saw a book cover that made me instantly take notice. That book was Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch and it had to be mine. I bought a used copy and while I had every intention of reading it as soon as it arrived ...
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