Tales from the Folly Book
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

Tales from the Folly

  • Author : Ben Aaronovitch
  • Publisher : Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2020-07-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9781625675019
  • Total Read : 83
  • File Size : 14,6 Mb

Tales from the Folly Summary:

Return to the world of Rivers of London in this first short story collection from bestselling author, Ben Aaronovitch. Tales from the Folly is a carefully curated collection that gathers together previously published stories and brand new tales in the same place for the first time. Each tale features a new introduction from the author, filled with insight and anecdote offering the reader a deeper into this absorbing fictional world. This is a must read for any Rivers of London fan. Join Peter, Nightingale, Abigail, Agent Reynolds and Tobias Winter for a series of perfectly portioned tales. Discover what’s haunting a lonely motorway service station, who still wanders the shelves of a popular London bookshop, and what exactly happened to the River Lugg... With an introduction from internationally bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, Charlaine Harris. This collection includes: The Home Crowd Advantage The Domestic The Cockpit The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Granny King of The Rats A Rare Book of Cunning Device A Dedicated Follower of Fashion Favourite Uncle Vanessa Sommer’s Other Christmas List Three Rivers, Two Husbands and a Baby Moments One-Three Praise for the Rivers of London series: “Ben Aaronovitch has created a wonderful world full of mystery, magic and fantastic characters. I love being there more than the real London” –Nick Frost “A superlative blend of whimsy and grit...Jim Butcher meets Douglas Adams” —Publishers Weekly “...my favorite current series... delightful, compulsive and fresh—with a love of multicultural London evident on every page, wonderfully diverse characters, magic, mystery, and mayhem. Once you start, you will literally not be able to put them down.” —Lavie Tidhar in Washington Post “...recounted with deadpan British wit and irony...packed with fascinating historical detail... Lively and amusing and different.” —Kirkus

Rivers of London Book

Rivers of London

  • Author : Ben Aaronovitch
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Release Date : 2017-06-13
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 1473222249
  • Total Read : 64
  • File Size : 8,6 Mb

Rivers of London Summary:

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 (and 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.

Midnight Riot Book
Score: 4
From 182 Ratings

Midnight Riot

  • Author : Ben Aaronovitch
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release Date : 2011-02-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345524584
  • Total Read : 84
  • File Size : 11,6 Mb

Midnight Riot Summary:

“Midnight Riot is what would happen if Harry Potter grew up and joined the Fuzz. It is a hilarious, keenly imagined caper.”—Diana Gabaldon Probationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London’s Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he’ll face is a paper cut. But Peter’s prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter’s ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the uncanny. Now, as a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic. “Filled with detail and imagination . . . Aaronovitch is a name to watch.”—Peter F. Hamilton “Fresh, original, and a wonderful read . . . I loved it.”—Charlaine Harris

The Hanging Tree Book
Score: 4
From 22 Ratings

The Hanging Tree

  • Author : Ben Aaronovitch
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-01-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698151970
  • Total Read : 63
  • File Size : 14,8 Mb

The Hanging Tree Summary:

Ben Aaronovitch's bestselling Rivers of London urban fantasy series • “The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter.” —io9 Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of Police Constable Peter Grant or the Folly—London’s police department for supernatural cases—even when they happen at an exclusive party in one of the flats of the most expensive apartment blocks in London. But the daughter of Lady Ty, influential goddess of the Tyburn river, was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favor. Plunged into the alien world of the super-rich, where the basements are bigger than the houses, where the law is something bought and sold on the open market, a sensible young copper would keep his head down and his nose clean. But this is Peter Grant we’re talking about. He’s been given an unparalleled opportunity to alienate old friends and create new enemies at the point where the world of magic and that of privilege intersect. Assuming he survives the week…

Rivers of London Volume 3  Black Mould Book

Rivers of London Volume 3 Black Mould

  • Author : Ben Aaronovitch
  • Publisher : Titan Comics
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785855115
  • Total Read : 98
  • File Size : 17,5 Mb

Rivers of London Volume 3 Black Mould Summary:

From the million-selling Rivers of London novel and graphic novel series by cult writer Ben Aaronovitch comes an all-new tale of supernatural suspense and good-old-fashioned London policing! p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri; min-height: 14.0px} Peter Grant is a cop and part-time wizard investigating London’s ‘Falcon’ crimes – those that are outside the realms of normal criminal investigations – and more into the realms of trolls under bridges, cursed crime scenes, and the ghosts of monsters past. Peter never saw himself in pest control – but that’s exactly where he finds himself when a killer, sentient, living fungus goes on a rampage of revenge using its victims’ worst fears against them. An all-new and original Rivers of London comic series, written by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel! Set between Foxglove Summer and The Hanging Tree. Collects Rivers of London: Black Mould #1-5.

Foxglove Summer Book
Score: 4
From 35 Ratings

Foxglove Summer

  • Author : Ben Aaronovitch
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Release Date : 2015-07-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : 0575132523
  • Total Read : 74
  • File Size : 20,7 Mb

Foxglove Summer Summary:

In the fifth of his bestselling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London - to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children. But while you can take the London copper out of London you can't take the London out of the copper. Travelling west with Beverley Brook, Peter soon finds himself caught up in a deep mystery and having to tackle local cops and local gods. And what's more all the shops are closed by 4pm ...

The Furthest Station Book
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

The Furthest Station

  • Author : Ben Aaronovitch
  • Publisher : Gollancz
  • Release Date : 2018-03-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 1473222435
  • Total Read : 76
  • File Size : 19,7 Mb

The Furthest Station Summary:

There's something going bump on the Metropolitan line and Sergeant Jaget Kumar knows exactly who to call. It's PC Peter Grant's speciality . . . Only it's more than going 'bump'. Traumatised travellers have been reporting strange encounters on their morning commute, with strangely dressed people trying to deliver an urgent message. Stranger still, despite calling the police themselves, within a few minutes the commuters have already forgotten the encounter - making the follow up interviews rather difficult. So with a little help from Abigail and Toby the ghost hunting dog, Peter and Jaget are heading out on a ghost hunting expedition. Because finding the ghost and deciphering their urgent message might just be a matter of life and death.

Whispers Under Ground Book
Score: 4
From 60 Ratings

Whispers Under Ground

  • Author : Ben Aaronovitch
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345524614
  • Total Read : 95
  • File Size : 9,9 Mb

Whispers Under Ground Summary:

When the son of a wealthy, politically powerful family is found dead, London constable and sorcerer's apprentice Peter Grant investigates this case, which is linked to a rogue magician known as the Faceless Man--and which takes him deep within the deadliest subway system in the world. Original. 50,000 first printing.