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"In this fast-paced paranormal police procedural, Aaronovitch introduces Peter Grant, a rookie cop who can see ghosts. This unusual talent saves him from a potential life of office work when Chief Insp. Thomas Nightingale sends him for wizard training. Britain's police force has long known of the supernatural, and Grant is to assist Nightingale in solving many of London's magical problems — most notably, the mysterious string of violent attacks that tend to end with the perpetrator's face falling off. As the brutal epidemic spreads, Grant must race to finish his magic lessons and solve an ages-long dispute between the rivers of Britain. Though the novel sometimes feels just a little too jam-packed with plot points and adventures, it's witty, fun, and full of vivid characters, and the plot twists will keep even seasoned mystery fans guessing. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

About the Author

Ben Aaronovitch was born in London in 1964 and had the kind of dull routine childhood that drives a man to drink or to science fiction. He is a screenwriter, with early notable success on BBC television’s legendary Doctor Who, for which he wrote some episodes now widely regarded as classics, and which even he is quite fond of. He has also penned several groundbreaking TV tie-in novels. After a decade of such work, he decided it was time to show the world what he could really do and embarked on his first serious original novel. The result is Midnight Riot, the debut adventure of Peter Grant.

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mulliner, August 10, 2012 (view all comments by mulliner)
What a fun book! It's got suspense, humor, and interesting characters. It's a police procedural, in which London's Metropolitan police includes a wizard for handling those awkward, hard-to-explain things. I also quite like that not everyone in the cast of characters is white and middle class.

BTW, this book is called "Rivers of London" in the British edition. The sequel is called "Moon over Soho" and as soon as I finished this one, I rushed out for the sequel.
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ISBN:
9780345524256
Author:
Aaronovitch, Ben
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Subject:
Fantasy - Paranormal
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Peter Grant
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.86 x 4.17 x .86 in .32 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this fast-paced paranormal police procedural, Aaronovitch introduces Peter Grant, a rookie cop who can see ghosts. This unusual talent saves him from a potential life of office work when Chief Insp. Thomas Nightingale sends him for wizard training. Britain's police force has long known of the supernatural, and Grant is to assist Nightingale in solving many of London's magical problems — most notably, the mysterious string of violent attacks that tend to end with the perpetrator's face falling off. As the brutal epidemic spreads, Grant must race to finish his magic lessons and solve an ages-long dispute between the rivers of Britain. Though the novel sometimes feels just a little too jam-packed with plot points and adventures, it's witty, fun, and full of vivid characters, and the plot twists will keep even seasoned mystery fans guessing. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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