I was my dad's vinyl-wallah: I changed his records while he lounged around drinking tea, and that's how I know my Argo from my Tempo. And it's why, when Dr Walid called me to the morgue to listen to a corpse, I recognised the tune it was playing. Something violently supernatural had happened to the victim, strong enough to leave its imprint like a wax cylinder recording. Cyrus Wilkinson, part-time jazz saxophonist and full-time accountant, had apparently dropped dead of a heart attack just after finishing a gig in a Soho jazz club. He wasn't the first.
No one was going to let me exhume corpses to see if they were playing my tune, so it was back to old-fashioned legwork, starting in Soho, the heart of the scene. I didn't trust the lovely Simone, Cyrus' ex-lover, professional jazz kitten and as inviting as a Rubens' portrait, but I needed her help: there were monsters stalking Soho, creatures feeding off that special gift that separates the great musician from someone who can raise a decent tune. What they take is beauty. What they leave behind is sickness, failure and broken lives.
And as I hunted them, my investigation got tangled up in another story: a brilliant trumpet player, Richard 'Lord' Grant - my father - who managed to destroy his own career, twice. That's the thing about policing: most of the time you're doing it to maintain public order. Occasionally you're doing it for justice. And maybe once in a career, you're doing it for revenge.
Read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
(p) 2011 Orion Publishing Group
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Well read and kept me hooked all the way through. Read the first novel though to appreciate this fully. Can't wait for the next one!
All of the books in this series are brilliant. I can't recommend then highly enough.
Easy to listen to and yet thoroughly gripping storylines. Expertly written and read :)
NOT JUST A FILLER!
Unlike many 'middle' books, Moon Over Soho is no 'filler'. The story is just as engaging and enjoyable as book one. Here we follow Peter as his magical skills improve, and as he encounters more and more bizarre magical events and creatures. As with the first book, I'm writing this review and the next one downloads. If you haven't read 'Rivers of London' yet, buy that one first otherwise, download this one now! Don't wait, do it now!