Book Review: Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch


Check out this review of the book, Rivers of London, by Ben Aaronovitch, from the Capture the Moment blog.

Capture the moment in words

My best friend and her husband are massive fans of Ben Aaronovitch‘s books, so I thought I‘ll give them a go as well. Rivers of London is the first book in a series of these detective novels. When I heard detective novels my ears pricked up as I love detective stories, but this one is kind of different.

Peter Grant is a trainee police officer. He is very close to his co-worker Lesley. After an unexpected encounter with a ghost, Peter gets recruited by the ‘special branch’ of the Metropolitan Police. There he meets his new mentor Thomas Nightingale. He moves into his mansion where he is teaching him the beginnings of magic or wizardry. When Nightingale gets shot, Peter is left to solve the case by himself. The ghost inhabits different people and uses their bodies to enact a Punch and Julie story. In the end the people he…

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