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Rivers of London

The Second PC Grant Mystery

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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.

Portrait
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 novels and TV scripts.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 432
Erscheinungsdatum 01.09.2011
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-575-09758-2
Reihe Gollancz
Verlag Orion Publishing Group
Maße (L/B/H) 198/128/30 mm
Gewicht 294
Verkaufsrang 2.563
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Armchair Wizard
von Johannes Kößler aus Wien am 10.02.2012

Once again we hit a world, where magic is real, but hidden, where ghosts exist, where an outsider stumbles into a world full of magic creatures. So far, so used. BUT! Haha! But Ben Aaronovitch accomplishes, where so many of the other urban fantasy authors fail, namely to mix british humor,... Once again we hit a world, where magic is real, but hidden, where ghosts exist, where an outsider stumbles into a world full of magic creatures. So far, so used. BUT! Haha! But Ben Aaronovitch accomplishes, where so many of the other urban fantasy authors fail, namely to mix british humor, and a good british crime novel (the main focus seems to be always on good, old police work) with nicely written, realistic characters. None of the pathetic "hear, hear" and "alas" BS you get on other urban fantasy novels, which is refreshing and good. I´ll definitely keep an eye out for sequels. Oh, wait, there is already a sequel and I´m already reading it. Aaah. Good stuff!

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The New Sorcerer's Apprentice!
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 21.02.2015

Peter Grant is probationary constable at the Metropolitan Police Service when he gets sucked into a world he's never even dared to dream of. Magic, vampires and ghosts are a part of his everyday life now as he begins his life as a trainee wizard - and it doesn't... Peter Grant is probationary constable at the Metropolitan Police Service when he gets sucked into a world he's never even dared to dream of. Magic, vampires and ghosts are a part of his everyday life now as he begins his life as a trainee wizard - and it doesn't just stop there! In Peter Grant, grown up Harry Potter fans find a worthy successor. Exciting, funny (but not cheesy) and very british!

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von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 28.11.2016
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This isn't just for Potterheads. This is for people who love good, thrilling crime storys who like the fantastic part. It also has a lot of british humor and historical facts.

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