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Rivers of London

Book 1, PC Peter Grant

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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 - 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.

Customer Reviews

back from whence i came

great read, brilliant juxtiposition of the factual (the police work) and the magical (the wizard work) all mixed in with scientific fact and the unexplained, makes for a great book. also some fantastic description settings of a city i lived in for 10 years all make for a very indulgent book for me, the first time in years i have wanted to read one cover to cover as fast as possible and wallow in that alternate reality, thanks Ben, great work mate

Fun with a Ff

A very enjoyable read, looking forward to the second one. Fits nicely into the cannon of strange London stories like Neverwhere or Un-London. The writing style reminds me of Jasper Ffordes's Nursery Crime series, but not in a bad way, I loved that series. I will definitely read the next book.

Rivers of London

A lot of gaps in the story

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  • $12.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Published: 10 January 2011
  • Publisher: Orion
  • Seller: Hachette UK
  • Print Length: 384 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, PC Peter Grant
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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