Book 1 in the #1 bestselling Rivers of London series
A darkly comic read with characters you can't help but like * The Sunday Express * Funny and wildly inventive * Mail on Sunday * Masterfully crafted . . . gives the late, great Terry Pratchett a run for his money * The Sun * Ben Aaronovitch has created a wonderful world full of mystery, magic and fantastic characters. I love being there even more than the real London * Nick Frost * Charming, witty, exciting * Independent * An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups * The Times * What would happen if Harry Potter grew up and joined the Fuzz. A hilarious, keenly imagined caper * Diana Gabaldon * A consummate story of real policing in a vividly real world intersecting the decidedly unreal to marvellous effect. Filled with detail and imagination, the quality of this achievement stands out, making Aaronovitch a name to watch * Peter F. Hamilton * Magical, mysterious and mesmerising, Rivers of London will have you spellbound * Total Sci Fi * An engaging mix of magic and police procedural, this is a great kick off to a very promising series as well as the most satisfying fantasy thriller to hit bookshelves in quite some time. Witty, imaginative and gripping * SFX *
Before becoming a bestselling author, Ben Aaronovitch was a screenwriter for Doctor Who and a bookseller at Waterstones. He now writes full time, and every book in his Rivers of London series has been a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller. He is published in 14 languages and has sold more than 2 million copies around the world. Aaronovitch is also a trustee on the board of Cityread London and is a long-time supporter of Nigeria's premiere arts and cultural festival, The Ak Festival. He still lives in London, the city he likes to refer to as 'the capital of the world'.