‘Rivers of London: Detective Stories’ by Ben Aaronovitch

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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, Black Mould

Rating: Recommended if you are a Peter Grant Fan

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

  • Pros
    • Lots of stories, any one of which could keep you entertained
  • Mixed
  • Cons
    • The multitude of stories means there is no one strong antagonist or overarching plot.

 

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

This was a fun story, an anthology of short stories, telling how Peter solved some small crimes. He’s forced to retell these to his superior officers when he is trying to get a promotion. I recommended it to veterans of the series who are invested in the characters.

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