Doctor Who Screenwriter Ben Aaronovitch's superbly entertaining supernatural crime series has, with its witty one-liners and wonderfully erudite take on London, won a legion of fans in double quick time.
Peter Grant is learning magic fast. And it's just as well - he's already had run-ins with the deadly supernatural children of the Thames and a terrifying killer in Soho. Progression in the Police Force is less easy. Especially when you work in a department of two. A department that doesn't even officially exist. A department that if you did describe it to most people would get you laughed at. And then there's his love life. The last person he fell for ended up seriously dead. It wasn't his fault, but still.
Now something horrible is happening in the labyrinth of tunnels that make up the tube system that honeycombs the ancient foundations of London. And delays on the Northern line is the very least of it. Time to call in the Met's Economic and Specialist Crime Unit 9, aka 'The Folly'. Time to call in PC Peter Grant, Britain's Last Wizard.
Read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
(p) Orion Publishing Group 2012
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 :)
END OF A CHAPTER, NOT THE STORY!
Well, after 2 other excellent books - 'Rivers of London' and 'Moon Over Soho' - book three certainly doesn't disappoint! A riveting story, which sees Peter, now almost a year into the world of magic, more experienced but still a little 'green behind the ears'. Thankfully, Lesley and Nightingale keep him on track through their latest series of investigations. I suspect Mr Aaronovitch is gearing up for book four though, as this book certainly doesn't bring the 'larger' story and characters to a close. I certainly hope there will be a fourth book (and even fifth and sixth and...), cos they'll be at the top of my download list!
A brilliant twist of reality and fantasy. I'm now hooked!