Rivers of London

The First Rivers of London novel

Rivers of London

My name is Peter Grant and until January I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit - we do paperwork so real coppers don't have to - and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May. Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluble, and that brought me to the attention of Inspector Nightingale, the last wizard in England. Now I'm a Detective Constable and a trainee wizard, the first apprentice in fifty years, and my world has become somewhat more complicated: nests of vampires in Purley, negotiating a truce between the warring god and goddess of the Thames, and digging up graves in Covent Garden ... and 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 falling to me to bring order out of chaos - or die trying.

Rivers of London - Detective Stories #1

Rivers of London - Detective Stories #1

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri; min-height: 14.0px} The Folly: home of the Long Arm of British Law, but an arm that doesn’t just issue search warrants and handcuff miscreants – it can also launch balls of mystical energy with enough force to knock a villain on his backside. The Folly investigates London’s ‘Falcon’ crimes – those that resign regular cops to night terrors and long, sleepless nights wrestling with their understanding of the cosmos. It’s chief investigators are Detective Inspector Thomas Nightingale and PC Peter Grant – a trainee wizard and trainee policeman who is about to undergo the gruelling exams that will make him a Detective in London’s Metropolitan Police Service… An all-new series of Rivers of London short stories by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel. Set between The Hanging Tree and Black Mould.

The Hanging Tree

The Sixth Rivers of London novel

The Hanging Tree

Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of PC Peter Grant or the Folly, even when they happen at an exclusive party in one of the most expensive apartment blocks in London. But Lady Ty's daughter was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favour. Plunged into the alien world of the super-rich, where the basements are bigger than the house and dangerous, arcane items are bought and sold on the open market, a sensible young copper would keep his head down and his nose clean. But this is Peter Grant we're talking about. He's been given an unparalleled opportunity to alienate old friends and create new enemies at the point where the world of magic and that of privilege intersect. Assuming he survives the week . . .

Rivers of London Volume 7: Action at a Distance

Rivers of London Volume 7: Action at a Distance

The bestselling cops and wizards series from chart-topping author (and comics writer) Ben Aaronovitch continues, with its most revelatory volume yet! Uncover the secret World War II history of Peter Grant's mentor, the mysterious Nightingale! October, 1957. A serial killer terrorising the women of Cumbria has moved to the streets of London, with Constable Angus Strallen hot on his heels. But this murderer has special abilities, and Strallen soon realises he needs the help of an old friend from the front lines who can match this madman's power - London's own wizarding police officer, Thomas Nightingale. As the pair move in closer, it quickly becomes clear that murder is not this man's only intent. Tying directly into the continuity of the Rivers of London novels and revealing secrets about Nightingale's past that readers have long-hoped to find out! Collects Rivers of London: Action at a Distance #1-4.

Rivers of London: Cry Fox #1

Rivers of London: Cry Fox #1

He may now be a Detective Constable, but Peter Grant still has a long way to go before he can become London’s second fully-qualified wizard policeman (the first being his boss, Inspector Thomas Nightingale). Still, no peace for the wicked. Grant and Nightingale remain vigilant for signs of their nemesis, the Faceless Man, and his known associate, Lesley May – one time cop and Peter’s ex-partner before a horrific disfigurement drove her to the wrong side of the criminal track when she sought to repair the damage. In the meantime, the boys in black – neither would be seen dead in a blue suit while on duty – are looking to keep safe the Russian witch, Varvara, who has a rather large price on her head after helping the police with their enquiries… p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri; min-height: 14.0px} An all-new Rivers of London story written by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel, taking place after the events of the novel ‘The Hanging Tree’ and comic series ‘Detective Stories’.

Rivers of London - Body Work Vol.1

Collected original comic series

Rivers of London - Body Work Vol.1

Peter Grant looks look your average London police officer, but he is actually a part-time wizard in a very elite branch of the Metropolitan Police. It's his job to investigate those crimes that regular cops don't like to talk about because they often involve vampires or strange things in Underground tunnels. Peter's latest case features a self-driving killer automobile, a Serbian refugee, the Most Haunted Car in England, a handsome drug dealer with a nice paisley scarf and a seemingly harmless wooden bench with a dark past! Collecting the sell-out smash mini-series, Rivers of London: Body Work!

Rivers of London: Water Weed #4

Rivers of London: Water Weed #4

A cunning and ruthless Queenpin of crime, known only as the Hoodette, is ruling London’s waterways, distributing a powerful, magically-produced drug called werelight weed. Her dealers are terrified of her, and that’s because the Hoodette is unafraid to get her hands dirty, as both goblin girl Lana Blanding and posh dealer Reuel McBeene-Smith have discovered – the hard way. Having apprehended two of her henchmen, Detective Constable Peter Grant and DCI Thomas Nightingale are getting ever closer to uncovering the Hoodette’s identity and the source of the drug. With the pressure mounting, the Hoddette knows she needs to tie up loose ends to get the police off her track. Now, her already-dirty hands are about to become positively bloodsoaked.

Rivers of London - Black Mould #2

Rivers of London - Black Mould #2

There's a mould problem in South London. Not the usual stuff that smells funny and can be hell on the lungs. This mould is possessed by some dark power full of bad intentions and it's another case for London's one and only trainee wizard cop, PC Peter Grant! An all-new and original Rivers of London comic series, written by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel! Set between Foxglove Summer and The Hanging Tree. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri; min-height: 14.0px}

Rivers of London - Black Mould (complete collection)

Rivers of London - Black Mould (complete collection)

From the million-selling Rivers of London novel and graphic novel series by cult writer Ben Aaronovitch comes an all-new tale of supernatural suspense and good-old-fashioned London policing! p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri; min-height: 14.0px} Peter Grant is a cop and part-time wizard investigating London’s ‘Falcon’ crimes – those that are outside the realms of normal criminal investigations – and more into the realms of trolls under bridges, cursed crime scenes, and the ghosts of monsters past. Peter never saw himself in pest control – but that’s exactly where he finds himself when a killer, sentient, living fungus goes on a rampage of revenge using its victims’ worst fears against them. An all-new and original Rivers of London comic series, written by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel! Set between Foxglove Summer and The Hanging Tree. Collects Rivers of London: Black Mould #1-5.

Foxglove Summer

The Fifth Rivers of London novel

Foxglove Summer

In the fifth of his bestselling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London - to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children. But while you can take the London copper out of London you can't take the London out of the copper. Travelling west with Beverley Brook, Peter soon finds himself caught up in a deep mystery and having to tackle local cops and local gods. And what's more all the shops are closed by 4pm ...