Rivers of London (Paperback)

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10th Anniversary Edition of Midnight Riot by #1 Sunday Times bestselling author Ben Aaronovitch, the first book in the international bestselling Rivers of London series!

Restored to its original British title Rivers of London, this Author’ s Preferred Edition includes revised text never before seen by US readers and a new introduction by the author.

My name is Peter Grant and until recently I was just another probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right thinking people as the Metropolitan Police and by everyone else as the filth. My only concerns in life were avoiding a transfer to the Case Progression Unit – We do paperwork so other coppers don’ t have to – and where to get a hot coffee while on late shift. Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from a man who was dead, but disturbingly voluble and that brought me to the attention Chief Inspector Nightingale, the last wizard in Britain.

And that, as they say, is where the story really starts.

Now I’ m in plain clothes and the first apprentice wizard in fifty years, and my world has become somewhat more complicated. Now I’ m dealing with nests of vampires in Purley, negotiating a truce between the warring god and goddess of the River Thames and digging up graves in Covent Garden – and that’ s just the routine stuff.

Because there’ s something festering at the heart of the city I love, a malicious, vengeful spirit that takes ordinary Londoners and twists them into grotesque mannequins to act out its drama of violence and despair.

The spirit of riot and rebellion has awakened in the city, and it’ s fallen to me to bring order out of chaos – or die trying. Which, I don’ t mind telling you, would involve a hell of a lot of paperwork.

About the Author

Born and raised in London, Ben Aaronovitch worked as a scriptwriter for Doctor Who and Casualty before the inspiration for his own series of books struck him whilst working as a bookseller in Waterstones Covent Garden. Ben Aaronovitch’ s unique novels are the culmination of his experience of writing about the emergency services and the supernatural.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781625676153
ISBN-10: 1625676158
Publisher: JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication Date: January 16th, 2024
Pages: 376
Language: English
Series: Rivers of London