The Hanging Tree
Another gripping and hilarious adventure through the secret streets of London. A tour of what remains and an insight into what once was with a liberal sprinkling of folklore, myth and violent crime. Each of Ben Aaronovitch's previous Peter Grant novels have been Sunday Times Top Ten HB... show more
Another gripping and hilarious adventure through the secret streets of London. A tour of what remains and an insight into what once was with a liberal sprinkling of folklore, myth and violent crime. Each of Ben Aaronovitch's previous Peter Grant novels have been Sunday Times Top Ten HB bestsellers and The Hanging Tree looks set to repeat the feat.
The Hanging Tree was the Tyburn gallows which stood where Marble Arch stands today. Oxford Street was the last trip of the condemned. Somethings don't change. The place has a bloody and haunted legacy and now blood has returned to the empty Mayfair mansions of the world's super-rich. And blood mixed with magic is a job for Peter Grant.
Peter Grant is back as are Nightingale et al at the Folly and the various river gods, ghosts and spirits who attach themselves to England's last wizard and the Met's reluctant investigator of all things supernatural.
Publish date: 2016-09-08
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Peter Grant (#6)
I enjoyed spending time back in the skewed world of PC Grant and his "Falcon" cases. But at the same time, I was slightly disappointed by Installment #6 in The Rivers of London Series. Not sure how much of that disappointment is from The Hanging Tree being a weaker, mature series book, where it ...
This is currently the last installment in this series, though there's at least one plot line I can see still needing to be resolved. (Why, Leslie?!) The plot is back to being a tad meandering, and the action's about as hard-boiled as a lazy British mystery can get. There are stereotypical Americans ...
The Faceless man is active again – only this time Peter and Nightingale are on his tale and making ever more progress in finally tracking him down and exposing him So long as Peter can avoid the wrath of Lady Tyburn, goddess of the river Tyburn, who is most annoyed at Peter over the arrest of her ...
Series: Peter Grant #6 I had to wait a long time for this one, and I’m glad to say I wasn’t disappointed. It’s another solid Peter Grant mystery and I heard Peter’s voice when reading it. This one starts off with an overdose at a teen party where the partygoers really shouldn’t have had access to ...
I enjoy Peter Grant's company. I'd read the books even if there was no other plot that following Peter around and seeing his disdainful reaction to the rich and tasteless, his fierce opposition to the abuse of power, his passion for architecture, his dismissal of history written only from the victor...
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