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The Severed Streets - Paul Cornell
The Severed Streets
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Summer in London: a city in turmoil. The vicious murder of a well-known MP is like a match to tinder but Detective Inspector James Quill and his team know that it's not a run-of-the-mill homicide. Still coming to terms with their new-found second sight, they soon discover that what is invisible... show more
Summer in London: a city in turmoil. The vicious murder of a well-known MP is like a match to tinder but Detective Inspector James Quill and his team know that it's not a run-of-the-mill homicide. Still coming to terms with their new-found second sight, they soon discover that what is invisible to others - the killer - is visible to them. Even if they have no idea who it is.

Then there are more deaths. The bodies of rich, white men are found in circumstances similar to those that set the streets of London awash with fear during the late 1800s: the Whitechapel murders. Even with their abilities to see the supernatural, accepting that Jack the Ripper is back from the dead is a tough ask for Quill's team. As they try to get to grips with their abilities and a case that's spiralling out of control, Quill realizes that they have to understand more about this shadowy London, a world of underground meetings, bizarre and fantastical auctions, and objects that are 'get out of hell free' cards.

But the team's unlikely guide, a bestselling author, can't offer them much insight - and their other option, the Rat King, speaks only in riddles.

Relying on old-fashioned police work and improvising with their new skills only lands them in deeper water, and they soon realize that the investigation is going to hell - literally. And if they're not careful, they may be going with it . . .
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Format: audiobook
ASIN: B00S0LMZTK
Publisher: Audible Studios
Edition language: English
Category:
Urban Fantasy
Series: James Quill (#2)
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Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
3.5 "The Severed Streets - The Shadow Police #2" by Paul Cornell - more horror than urban fantasy
I found "The Severed Streets" to be a surprisingly brutal book. It goes beyond the "Old Bill vs Old Nick on the West Ham Pitch" feel of the first book "London Falling" and crosses the boundary from Urban Fantasy to real Horror. It continues with the unconventional police unit, all of whom have bee...
Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
4.0 The Severed Streets / Paul Cornell
Summer in London: a city in turmoil. The vicious murder of a well-known MP is like a match to tinder but Detective Inspector James Quill and his team know that it's not a run-of-the-mill homicide. Still coming to terms with their new-found second sight, they soon discover that what is invisible to o...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
3.0 The Severed Streets by Paul Cornell
Series: Shadow Police #2 We're back with James Quill and his team, police officers with the Sight, the thing that allows them to see supernatural stuff all over London. Paul Cornell has managed to create an interesting magical environment, where you gain power through various means of sacrifice or...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 The Severed Streets
The policemen are getting further and further into the metaphysical and the consequences of previous events come to roost. There's murder happening and it looks like Jack the Ripper is back, this time against men.
Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it
3.5 London is a city and a magical force
This was a lot more coherent than the initial book, London Falling, but I don't think this book is very accessible to the average urban fantasy reader. There is still a heavy British vibe to the story, which is a good thing, for the most part. Cornell takes the reader and the characters to some dark...
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