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Body and soul. The song. That's what London constable and sorcerer's apprentice Peter Grant first notices when he examines the corpse of Cyrus Wilkins, part-time jazz drummer and full-time accountant, who dropped dead of a heart attack while playing a gig at Soho's 606 Club. The notes of the old jazz standard are rising from the body-a sure sign that something about the man's death was not at all natural but instead supernatural.

Body and soul-they're also what Peter will risk as he investigates a pattern of similar deaths in and around Soho. With the help of his superior officer, Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, and the assistance of beautiful jazz aficionado Simone Fitzwilliam, Peter will uncover a deadly magical menace-one that leads right to his own doorstep and to the squandered promise of a young jazz musician: a talented trumpet player named Richard "Lord" Grant-otherwise known as Peter's dear old dad.

Mysteries & Thrillers
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
hr min
September 28
Tantor Audio

Customer Reviews

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More about Peter, Thomas and new characters

I think it's quite obvious that Rivers of London is a tough act to follow but Moon over Soho does a pretty decent job. If you've ever heard the original John Williams theme song to Superman if Rivers of London is the main chorus, the second book is that real mellow sequence that is well orchestrated and beautiful in and of itself, but will only be appreciated by those who truly love music. I loved hearing more about Thomas' backstory but I missed Beverly. The narration in my opinion is even better than the first book and pretty incredible how many different distinct voices Kobna is able to achieve so quickly. What I also thought was unique was how well illustrated Peter's relationship with his parents is. Ultimately, this book is a solid follow-up to Rivers of London but kind of like, Speaker for the Dead following Ender's Game, it's sort of takes a very different approach to the fiction. Jazz fans may also have are you nique appreciation for this book. Thumbs up.

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