I listen to my books while working, and I work alot!, love Detective, Dystopian, Science fiction, Fantasy, U/F, PNR and Steam Punk.
Ben Aaronovitch just gets better and better, I have missed Peter Grant with his sarcastic often witty descriptions, analogies, quips etc that never fail to have me laughing to myself, I love the characters, 'The Nightingale', Lesley, Molly and of course how cleverly the magical world is integrated into the very essence of London and it's tributaries.
I found this offering a real delight, pure escapism and was glad to see Grant's nemesis 'The Faceless Man' up to no good and always it appears to be a step ahead.
It's not all light and fun though and is pretty dark, disturbing even as the story unfolds. Our author also throws a hell of a curve ball that had me flummoxed, but in a good way, wanting the next book out already.
Still up there as one of my favourite series to follow..
Not a stand alone best to start with 'Midnight Riot', which is the first in the series, this is book number four.
Set in Manchester, I liked Kate having been kept firmly under the disapproving misogynistic thumb of her peers for the past five years, Kate see's her chance to shrug off her past shame within the police force. Knowing something stinks and there's no point in asking for resources within the force she turns to Professor Nick Ferrimore the cause of her original downfall.
Kate is tenacious and appears to be thwarted at every turn Drugs, prostitutes, murder, CSI, she refuses to take the obvious option and continues to dig dig dig.
I loved the multi-layers, the insidious corruption and for me it kept me hooked, I especially like the antagonists but could not really warm to the professor I found his assistant much more interesting and dare to hope his character will be explored further in the next book. Lots of great characters and shows a different spin on police procedural investigation.
Just to add personally I enjoyed Anna Bentincks narration, I found the intonation and pace perfect to best show case this engaging thriller.
Strike ia a Cornish ex-military policemen, based in London, at a very low point in his life, Strike is sinking fast. I loved his clever, sharp stubborn character, especially the prickly ebb and flow relationship with his quick witted sidekick secretary Robin.
The other plus me for for was the twisty, story line, I did not guess who did it at all! was rather shocked in the end but in a good way, having just read 2 out of three of the Larson Millennium Trilogy our author more than holds his own.
Wonderfully paced, lovable relateable characters, and a stonking good mystery whodunit...
Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller Ian Rankin returns with his gripping new Rebus novel. Unabridged edition featuring a bonus interview with Ian Rankin and James MacPherson. Rebus is back on the force, albeit with a demotion and a chip on his shoulder. A 30-year-old case is being reopened, and Rebus's team from back then is suspected of foul play. With Malcolm Fox as the investigating officer are the past and present about to collide in a shocking and murderous fashion? And does Rebus have anything to hide?