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A gripping new outing for PC Grant in the Sunday Times-bestselling series from Ben Aaronovitch.
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 its 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.
About the Author
Ben Aaronovitch was born and raised in London and all his work has reflected his abiding fascination and love for what he modestly likes to refer to as the 'Capital of the World'. He works as a bookseller when he is not writing tie-in novels and TV scripts.
This book facilitates escape from mundane realities. A dry, witty, well put together story.
You will never feel bad about those C pass marks in science after following Constable Peter Grant's special role in the Metropolitan Police.
His own magic leaves a smell of brimstone as well as Bunsen burners.
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"The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter."--io9
Praise for Midnight Riot, the first Peter Grant adventure "Fresh, original, and a wonderful read. I loved it."--Charlaine Harris
"A great start to what will hopefully be a long series of adventures."--SFRevu
ISBN: 9780345524614 ISBN-10: 0345524616 Series: Peter Grant Audience:
Number Of Pages: 303 Published: 31st July 2012 Publisher: Random House USA Inc Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 17.6 x 10.8
Weight (kg): 0.16