Rivers of London
‘Ben Aaronovitch’s masterfully crafted world of magic, ghosts and gruesome crimes gives the late, great Terry Pratchett a run for his money’ The Sun
‘Great, great fun’ Simon Mayo, Radio 2
This 10th anniversary special edition contains four masterful illustrations, a brand-new map, an illuminating introduction from author Ben Aaronovitch and stunning illustrated endpapers.
My name is Peter Grant, and I used to be a probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service, and to everyone else as the Filth.
My story really begins when I tried to take a witness statement from a man who was already dead . . .
Since its publication in 2011, Rivers of London has grown into an international phenomenon. Embark on your journey to a magical London with this special edition, the perfect escape from the real world to a place you’ll never forget.
A darkly comic read with characters you can't help but like * The Sunday Express * Funny and wildly inventive * Mail on Sunday * Masterfully crafted . . . gives the late, great Terry Pratchett a run for his money * The Sun * Ben Aaronovitch has created a wonderful world full of mystery, magic and fantastic characters. I love being there even more than the real London * Nick Frost * Charming, witty, exciting * Independent * An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups * The Times * What would happen if Harry Potter grew up and joined the Fuzz. A hilarious, keenly imagined caper * Diana Gabaldon * A consummate story of real policing in a vividly real world intersecting the decidedly unreal to marvellous effect. Filled with detail and imagination, the quality of this achievement stands out, making Aaronovitch a name to watch * Peter F. Hamilton * Magical, mysterious and mesmerising, Rivers of London will have you spellbound * Total Sci Fi * An engaging mix of magic and police procedural, this is a great kick off to a very promising series as well as the most satisfying fantasy thriller to hit bookshelves in quite some time. Witty, imaginative and gripping * SFX * We can't fault the pace, ingenuity and creativity of Rivers of London. With each page, we're eager to learn more about this mysterious new world, set on very familiar streets * Londonist.com * The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter * i09 * Great, great fun * Simon Mayo, Radio 2 * It's a real treat - Hot Fuzz meets Harry Potter via hardboiled police procedural - with a compelling cast of characters and a nail-biting mystery to be solved * Living North * Rivers of London manages to be fresh and original and a wonderful read. I loved it * Charlaine Harris *
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