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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'
'As brilliant and funny as ever'
'Charming, witty, exciting'
'An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups'
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Lacking ambition and easily distracted, Peter Grant faces a career of paper-pushing with the Metropolitan Police. But when a peculiar murder sparks the officer’s dormant supernatural gifts, he becomes an apprentice to a powerful wizard known to colleagues as Inspector Thomas Nightingale. Populated by vampires, river goddesses, and shape-shifting villains, Ben Aaronovitch’s comedic fantasy/crime novel—the first in a series—unfolds at breakneck pace. Artful descriptions and a droll protagonist make Rivers of London both entrancing and entertaining.
But if you like it and look for more, watch you don't buy Midnight Riot as it is this same book with a US title.