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...
Ben Denis Aaronovitch (born 1964) is a London-born British writer who has worked on television series including Doctor Who, Casualty, Jupiter Moon and Dark Knight. He is the son of the late economist and Communist Sam Aaronovitch, younger brother of actor Owen Aaronovitch and British journalist David Aaronovitch.
As well as writing the Doctor Who serials Remembrance of the Daleks and Battlefield, he has also written three spin-off novels in the Virgin Publishing New Adventures range, a new Bernice Summerfield novel and several short stories for Big Finish Productions. He created the ongoing Doctor Who character Kadiatu Lethbridge-Stewart, who has never appeared in the television series, but has appeared in various spin-offs. He is currently working as lead writer and script editor on the audio revival of the classic British space opera Blake's 7.
Ben Aaronovitch. Wikipedia.
Written by Elke (2015-07-07)
This is my favorite book in the Peter Grant series so far. This time, the story line was more of a real, well-woven narration and Peter developed to a real person instead of a wizard's apprentice only. Like in the previous books, police work means a lot of abbreviations. Finally, I've managed to memorize some of them - the funnier ones :-) - so that the flow in reading wasn't interrupted any longer. It was a nice change to the first books of the series. I like crime stories very much, so I've enjoyed this Peter Grant story which didn't lay much stress on wizardry.