Peter Grant

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 26,844 ratings

Rivers of London Summary

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 (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 valuable, 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.

©2011 Ben Aaronovitch (P)2011 Orion Publishing Group Limited
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  • Book 1

    • Rivers of London

    • Rivers of London, Book 1
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,913
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,633
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,619

    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 (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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rivers of London

    • By Penelope A. Wythes on 27-04-11

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 2

    • Moon Over Soho

    • Rivers of London, Book 2
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,550
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,721
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,706

    I was my dad's vinyl-wallah: I changed his records while he lounged around, and that's how I know my Argo from my Tempo. And it's why, when Dr Walid called me to the morgue to listen to a corpse, I recognized the tune it was playing. Something violently supernatural had happened to the victim, strong enough to leave its imprint like a wax cylinder recording.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good sequel

    • By P. J. Williams on 05-08-11

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 3

    • Whispers Under Ground

    • Rivers of London, Book 3
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,908
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,297
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,281

    Peter Grant is learning magic fast. And it’s just as well - he's already had run ins with the deadly supernatural children of the Thames and a terrifying killer in Soho. Progression in the police force is less easy, especially when you work in a department of two. A department that doesn't even officially exist. A department that if you did describe it to most people would get you laughed at.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story, wonderful narration

    • By Jane on 04-07-12

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 4

    • Broken Homes

    • Rivers of London, Book 4
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,605
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,352
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,332

    Ben Aaronovitch has stormed the best-seller 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 or 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 caseload. So far so London. But then Peter gets word of something very odd happening in Elephant and Castle....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magic and Mayhem...

    • By Sharon on 28-07-13

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 5

    • Foxglove Summer

    • Rivers of London, Book 5
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,609
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,381
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,369

    In the fifth of his bestselling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London - to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children. But while you can take the London copper out of London you can't take the London out of the copper.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Book in an Excellent Series

    • By Dogma on 19-11-14

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 6

    • The Hanging Tree

    • Rivers of London, Book 6
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,735
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,563
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,554

    Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of PC Peter Grant or the Folly, even when they happen at an exclusive party in one of the most expensive apartment blocks in London. But Lady Ty's daughter was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favour. Plunged into the alien world of the super-rich, where the basements are bigger than the house and dangerous, arcane items are bought and sold on the open market, a sensible young copper would keep his head down and his nose clean. But this is Peter Grant....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Back on form - best in the series since the first

    • By Suffolk Nobody on 27-11-16

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 6.5

    • The Furthest Station

    • A PC Peter Grant Novella
    • By: Ben Aaronovitch
    • Narrated by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,524
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,426
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,421

    The Furthest Station is Ben Aaronovitch's first PC Grant novella...and there's something going bump on the Metropolitan line. And when commuters start reporting encounters with ghosts up and down the track - encounters which they forget entirely within minutes - Peter Grant gets a call to investigate. And the very first interview leads to a ghost-hunting expedition....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok but

    • By Jeffrey Slater on 06-10-17

    Regular price: £9.99