Author(s): Ben Aaronovitch
Ben Aaronovitch has stormed the bestseller list with his superb London crime series. A unique blend of police procedural, loving detail about the greatest character of all, London, and a dash of the supernatural.
A mutilated body in Crawley. Another killer on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil - an associate of the twisted magician known as the Faceless Man? Or just a common garden serial killer?
Before PC Peter Grant can get his head round the case, a town planner going under a tube train and a stolen grimoire are adding to his case-load.
So far so London.
But then Peter gets word of something very odd happening in Elephant and Castle, on an 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?
Full of warmth, sly humour and a rich cornucopia of things you never knew about London, Aaronovitch's series has swiftly added Grant's magical London to Rebus' Edinburgh and Morse's Oxford as a destination of choice for those who love their crime with something a little extra.
Broken Homes is the 4th and most recent in the wonderful ‘Rivers of London’ supernatural-meets-police-procedural crime series. Several strange deaths, a magical grimoire, and a super-conducting council estate keep PC Peter Grant, his fellow trainee wizard Lesley, and their superior, the enigmatic and ever-cool Nightingale on their toes. All while they are tracking super-villain and chimera-maker, The Faceless Man. If you're keen to start this funny and innovative series, try Rivers of London first. - Lucy
I’ve continued to read Ben Aaronovich’s ‘Rivers of London’ series - it’s brilliant - with Broken Homes, the fourth in the series, being one of the best so far: funny, quirky and brilliantly observed. Extremely entertaining. - Sarah
From the author of RIVERS OF LONDON - the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling PC Peter Grant series returns with something dark south of the river...
For all the murder and mayhem, this is a darkly comic read with characters you can't help but like. THE SUNDAY EXPRESS
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 worked as a bookseller before writing tie-in novels and TV scripts. He used to write for DOCTOR WHO.