Rivers of London

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What to expect

Book 1 in the Rivers of London series, from Sunday Times Number One bestselling author Ben Aaronovitch.

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…

Probationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London’s Metropolitan Police. After taking a statement from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost, Peter comes to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the uncanny.

Suddenly, 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.

Praise for the Rivers of London novels:

‘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

‘As brilliant and funny as ever’
THE SUN

‘Charming, witty, exciting’
THE INDEPENDENT

‘An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups’
THE TIMES

Discover why this incredible series has sold over two million copies around the world. If you’re a fan of Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams – don’t panic – you will love Ben Aaronovitch’s imaginative, irreverent and all-round irresistible novels.

Critics Review

  • 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

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