Rivers of London Volume 4: Detective Stories

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 9781785861710

Category: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

Page: 128

View: 2289

Peter Grant, having become the first English apprentice wizard in fifty years, must immediately deal with two different but ultimately inter-related cases. In one he must find what is possessing ordinary people and turning them into vicious killers, and in the second he must broker a peace between the two warring gods of the River Thames.

Rivers of London: Detective Stories #1

Author: Ben Aaronovitch,Andrew Cartmel

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 1785863614

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 36

View: 7404

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… 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

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Gollancz

ISBN: 9781473222243

Category:

Page: 384

View: 2170

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 voluable, 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 #4.2

Author: Ben Aaronovitch,Andrew Cartmel

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 1785863622

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 32

View: 6645

Peter Grant is one of London’s Finest, a member of the Metropolitan Police Service. However, while most of the capital’s PCs are out chasing pickpockets and helping vomit-soaked hen parties, Peter is well underway to becoming London’s second wizarding cop. Working out of the secretive Folly in the heart of the city, he and his colleagues take on those crimes that might be described as weird, spooky, or frozen-hand-around-the-heart terrifying. Having garnered a fair amount of experience and knowledge, Peter is also in line for a promotion and is undergoing the process that could make him a Detective… Self-contained magical crimes, as recounted by Detective Peter Grant to his superiors, as he takes the Detective exam. If you've ever wanted to try the mysterious world of Rivers of London, this is the perfect opportunity to get on board! 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: Detective Stories #4.3

Author: Ben Aaronovitch,Andrew Cartmel

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 1785863630

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 31

View: 2975

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 Special Assessment Unit: a small and rather unique department of London’s Metropolitan Police. Small in that it has only two active members, and unique because the crimes it investigates are somewhat unusual in nature. Some might say paranormal. Others might call them supernatural. Either way, they usually involve magic. The SAU’s newest (and second) member, PC Peter Grant, is not just a trainee wizard, but also an ambitious member of the Met, and he’s currently being interviewed as part of the rigorous screening he must undergo to become a police detective.

Rivers of London: Detective Stories (complete collection)

Author: Ben Aaronovitch,Andrew Cartmel

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 1785863657

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 114

View: 6558

Four self-contained magical crimes, ripped from the streets of supernatural London! From the million-selling Rivers of London novel and graphic novel series by writer Ben Aaronovitch comes this unmissable next chapter in the saga, as PC Peter Grant faces his gruelling Detective exam, forcing him to relieve the strangest cases of his career. From foiling an aspiring god, to confronting a Virtual Flasher, Peter’s police history has been anything but conventional; whether that’s chasing down ‘Falcon’ crimes with the aid of modern technology, or confronting timeless villainy with his magical skill-set. Does Peter have what it takes… or will DI Chopra judge him unsuitable for a badge? Collects Rivers of London: Detective Stories #1-4 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}

Midnight Riot

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345524586

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 718

Probationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London’s Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he’ll face is a paper cut. But Peter’s prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter’s ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the uncanny. Now, as a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic. From the Paperback edition.

Moon Over Soho

The Second Rivers of London novel

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575097639

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9036

I was my dad's vinyl-wallah: I changed his records while he lounged around drinking tea, and that's how I know my Argo from my Tempo. And it's why, when Dr Walid called me to the morgue to listen to a corpse, I recognised the tune it was playing. Something violently supernatural had happened to the victim, strong enough to leave its imprint like a wax cylinder recording. Cyrus Wilkinson, part-time jazz saxophonist and full-time accountant, had apparently dropped dead of a heart attack just after finishing a gig in a Soho jazz club. He wasn't the first. No one was going to let me exhume corpses to see if they were playing my tune, so it was back to old-fashioned legwork, starting in Soho, the heart of the scene. I didn't trust the lovely Simone, Cyrus' ex-lover, professional jazz kitten and as inviting as a Rubens' portrait, but I needed her help: there were monsters stalking Soho, creatures feeding off that special gift that separates the great musician from someone who can raise a decent tune. What they take is beauty. What they leave behind is sickness, failure and broken lives. And as I hunted them, my investigation got tangled up in another story: a brilliant trumpet player, Richard 'Lord' Grant - my father - who managed to destroy his own career, twice. That's the thing about policing: most of the time you're doing it to maintain public order. Occasionally you're doing it for justice. And maybe once in a career, you're doing it for revenge.

Rivers of London: Cry Fox #3

Author: Ben Aaronovitch,Andrew Cartmel

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 1785863681

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 31

View: 2452

The kidnapping of two young girls is not what it seems. On the surface it looked like an attempt to ransom the daughter of the imprisoned wife of a Russian oligarch – but then why was Abigail, apprentice wizard to Peter Grant, also taken? And why, after also kidnapping his vixen and cub, were the moneyed miscreants using Dan Russell – one of London’s more unusual talking foxes – as bait? Abigail, apparently poor prey material, has now been joined in captivity by another kidnapped associate of The Folly – Detective Sergeant Guleed, who is apparently considered much greater sport. Now Peter and his boss are going to have to leave the confines of London to take their chances in the green and unpleasant countryside, to track the kidnappers down… 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’. 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}

Lies Sleeping

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Gollancz

ISBN: 9781473207813

Category:

Page: 320

View: 9817

Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice. But even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long term plan. A plan that has its roots in London's two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees. To save his beloved city Peter's going to need help from his former best friend and colleague - Lesley May - who brutally betrayed him and everything he thought she believed in. And, far worse, he might even have to come to terms with the malevolent supernatural killer and agent of chaos known as Mr Punch . . .

Whispers Under Ground

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345524624

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6130

A WHOLE NEW REASON TO MIND THE GAP It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher—and the victim’s wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom—if it exists at all—is deeper and more unnatural than anyone suspects . . . except, that is, for London constable and sorcerer’s apprentice Peter Grant. With Inspector Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, tied up in the hunt for the rogue magician known as “the Faceless Man,” it’s up to Peter to plumb the haunted depths of the oldest, largest, and—as of now—deadliest subway system in the world. At least he won’t be alone. No, the FBI has sent over a crack agent to help. She’s young, ambitious, beautiful . . . and a born-again Christian apt to view any magic as the work of the devil. Oh yeah—that’s going to go well. From the Paperback edition.

Rivers of London: Night Witch #1

Author: Ben Aaronovitch,Andrew Cartmel

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 1785855018

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 31

View: 8714

An all-new Rivers of London original comic series, written by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel! Following a disastrous attempt to 'recruit' the witch, Vavara, a Russian oligarch turns his sights on Peter Grant and Thomas Nightingale ¨C two of London's finest policemen and its only wizards ¨C to help recover his daughter ¨C apparently kidnapped by dark elemental forces. But for Peter and Nightingale, a dark betrayal from the past is about rear its ugly head...

Rivers of London - Body Work #4

Author: Ben Aaronovitch,Andrew Cartmel

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 1782768394

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 1

View: 6553

What¡¯s the link between a circle of wizards killed in the Second World War, a homicidal car and an ancient ducking stool used to torture young girls? London cops Peter Grant and his boss, Inspector Nightingale, are in a race to find out before more people die! Written by Dotor Who writer Ben Aaronovitch (Remembrance of the Daleks) and set in the world of his own bestselling novels, with Doctor Who showrunner Andrew Cartmel. Rivers of London ¨C Body Work is written in continuity with the novels ¨C not an adaptation ¨C this is an all-new story set between books four and five.

Rivers of London Volume 3: Black Mould

Author: Ben Aaronovitch,Andrew Cartmel

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 9781785855108

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 128

View: 8737

CSI meets Harry Potter in this fantastic new graphic novel from Ben Aaronovitch, writer of the bestselling Rivers of London supernatural police procedural crime novel series! Something dark and slimy is dripping through the walls of suburban 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. Looks like it's another case for London's one and only trainee wizard cop, Police Constable Peter Grant, and his reluctant partner, Sahra Guleed! An all-new adventure for Ben Aaronvitch's laconic, way-past-cool but slightly geeky trainee wizard and budding detective, Peter Grant! Tying directly into the Rivers of London continuity, set between Foxglove Summer and The Hanging Tree Aaronovitch is joined by Doctor Who writer Andrew Cartmel for this gripping new series. Rivers of London optioned as a TV show.

The Furthest Station

A PC Grant Novella

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473222443

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 9356

There's something going bump on the Metropolitan line and Sergeant Jaget Kumar knows exactly who to call. It's PC Peter Grant's speciality . . . Only it's more than going 'bump'. Traumatised travellers have been reporting strange encounters on their morning commute, with strangely dressed people trying to deliver an urgent message. Stranger still, despite calling the police themselves, within a few minutes the commuters have already forgotten the encounter - making the follow up interviews rather difficult. So with a little help from Abigail and Toby the ghost hunting dog, Peter and Jaget are heading out on a ghost hunting expedition. Because finding the ghost and deciphering their urgent message might just be a matter of life and death.

The Vinyl Detective Mysteries - Written in Dead Wax

A Vinyl Detective Mystery 1

Author: Andrew Cartmel

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 1783297689

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5116

He is a record collector — a connoisseur of vinyl, hunting out rare and elusive LPs. His business card describes him as the “Vinyl Detective” and some people take this more literally than others. Like the beautiful, mysterious woman who wants to pay him a large sum of money to find a priceless lost recording — on behalf of an extremely wealthy (and rather sinister) shadowy client. Given that he’s just about to run out of cat biscuits, this gets our hero’s full attention. So begins a painful and dangerous odyssey in search of the rarest jazz record of them all…

Broken Homes

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069814371X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4481

Ben Aaronovitch's bestselling Rivers of London urban fantasy series • “The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter.” —io9 A mutilated body in Crawley. A killer on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil, possibly an associate of the twisted wizard known as the Faceless Man. Or maybe just a garden-variety serial killer. Before apprentice wizard and Police Constable Peter Grant can even get his head 'round the case, two more are dropped in his lap: a town planner has gone under a tube train, and there's a stolen grimoire for Grant to track down. So far, so London. But then Peter gets word of something very odd happening on a housing estate designed by a nutter, built by charlatans, and inhabited by the truly desperate. Is there a connection? And if there is, why oh why did it have to be South of the River—in the jurisdiction of some pretty prickly local river spirits?

Body Work

Author: Ben Aaronovitch,Andrew Cartmel

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 9781782761877

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 128

View: 1683

Peter Grant, having become the first English apprentice wizard in fifty years, must immediately deal with two different but ultimately inter-related cases. In one he must find what is possessing ordinary people and turning them into vicious killers, and in the second he must broker a peace between the two warring gods of the River Thames.

THE MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB (Thriller Classic)

Author: Fergus Hume

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026864824

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

View: 2749

This carefully crafted ebook: “THE MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB (Thriller Classic)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is a mystery novel, which takes place in Melbourne, Australia. It focuses on the investigation of a homicide involving a body discovered in a hansom cab, as well as an exploration into the social class divide in the city. The city of Melbourne plays a significant role in the plot and, as the author describes: "Over all the great city hung a cloud of smoke like a pall." Fergus Hume (1859-1932) was a prolific English novelist. His self-published novel, “The Mystery of a Hansom Cab”, became a great success. It eventually became the best selling mystery novel of the Victorian era, author John Sutherland terming it the "most sensationally popular crime and detective novel of the century".

The Hanging Tree

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698151976

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2148

Ben Aaronovitch's bestselling Rivers of London urban fantasy series • “The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter.” —io9 Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of Police Constable Peter Grant or the Folly—London’s police department for supernatural cases—even when they happen at an exclusive party in one of the flats of the most expensive apartment blocks in London. But the daughter of Lady Ty, influential goddess of the Tyburn river, was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favor. Plunged into the alien world of the super-rich, where the basements are bigger than the houses, where the law is something 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…