Rivers of London (PC Grant #1) by Ben Aaronovitch 99p on Kindle @ Amazon
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Rivers of London (PC Grant #1) by Ben Aaronovitch 99p on Kindle @ Amazon

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Found 5th Oct
First in the delightful PC Grant Urban Fantasy Series of books.

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.

8 Comments

Great read, can't recommend this series enough

Heat added, great series.

Fantastic series - read them all!

Perfect timing, just added this to my list last week, heat

Great read. Recommended (FWIW)

I'm probably odd or dim (or more likely both) but I found this really boring and heavy going. Just saying it might not be for everyone...but great price if it is.

thedon13 h, 1 m ago

I'm probably odd or dim (or more likely both) but I found this really …I'm probably odd or dim (or more likely both) but I found this really boring and heavy going. Just saying it might not be for everyone...but great price if it is.

Same here, although I had the audiobook version and the orator didn’t really work for me.
Edited by: "smallsteve" 6th Oct

Yea I'm with some of the above. I liked the first book and invested a lot of time reading the rest (up to book number 6) and to be honest there's far too much waffle and scene setting and not enough story. If you want a really good read try "The Sorcerers Ascention" its the first of 8 books and an excellent series. I'm re-reading them now.
Edited by: "steven5watson" 6th Oct
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