‘Rivers of London: Black Mould’ by Ben Aaronovitch



Genres: Graphic Novel, Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Police Procedural, Fantasy, Peter Grant, Rivers of London

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Previous books in the series/by the author reviewed: Midnight Riot, Moon over SoHo, Broken Homes, Foxglove Summer, The Hanging Tree, Whispers Under Ground, Lies Sleeping, Body Work, Night Witch

Rating: Recommended if you are a Peter Grant Fan

Here’s the TL;DR for my review (SPOILERS!):

  • Pros
    • More ‘Rivers’ goodness
    • Liked the antagonist. Plot had me guessing.
  • Mixed
  • Cons
    • The antagonist was not introduced until the final act of the story. Insufficient foreshadowing.


I’m keeping this review short because my hands hurt and I don’t want to type.

If you’ve read very many of my reviews you’ll know that I like police procedurals. This was a quinticential police procedural, with a magic spin: a strange fungus is plaguing various homes in London, and Peter and Nightingale are called in to solve it.

Liked it, but didn’t love it. It was a fun police procedural… but the antagonist was more of a force-of-nature. I can recommend that any Peter Grant Fan can read this


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