Ben Aaronovitch has stormed the bestseller list with his superb London crime series. A unique blend of police procedural, loving detail about the greatest character of all, London, and a dash of the supernatural.
A mutilated body in Crawley. Another killer on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil - an associate of the twisted magician known as the Faceless Man? Or just a common garden serial killer?
Before PC Peter Grant can get his head round the case, a town planner going under a tube train and a stolen grimoire are adding to his case-load.
So far so London.
But then Peter gets word of something very odd happening in Elephant and Castle, on an housing estate designed by a nutter, built by charlatans and inhabited by the truly desperate.
Is there a connection?
And if there is, why oh why did it have to be South of the River?
Full of warmth, sly humour and a rich cornucopia of things you never knew about London, Aaronovitch's series has swiftly added Grant's magical London to Rebus' Edinburgh and Morse's Oxford as a destination of choice for those who love their crime with something a little extra.
Read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith.
(p) 2013 Orion Publishing Group
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Don't listen to these negative people
I loved this series, funny, very interesting regarding policing and London with an added touch of Magic. I find the previous reviews really weird as this is the 4th book in a series, so they've either not read the last 3 in which case they will have missed so much they won't understand it, or if they have read the other 3, why keep going if you find the 'magic' so unbearable. If you like books with a little bit of fantancy, great characters and some edge of your seat drama this is definitely for you!
Love this series I don't get the previous bad reviews. This isn't your standard cop series so don't buy it if that's what your after. Also make sure to start with rivers of London as it's the first in series and you do need to follow what's going on.
Loving the book, hating the format. Download from iTunes and there are no chapters and it jumps back to the beginning once you close the listening app. So frustrating. Would suggest paying more and getting full functionality from another site.