Broken Homes

Broken Homes

A Rivers of London Novel

Book - 2013
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Ben Aaronovitch's bestselling Rivers of London urban fantasy series * "The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter." --io9

A mutilated body in Crawley. A killer on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil, possibly an associate of the twisted wizard known as the Faceless Man. Or maybe just a garden-variety serial killer.

Before apprentice wizard and Police Constable Peter Grant can even get his head 'round the case, two more are dropped in his lap: a town planner has gone under a tube train, and there's a stolen grimoire for Grant to track down.

So far, so London.

But then Peter gets word of something very odd happening on a housing estate designed by a nutter, built by charlatans, and inhabited by the truly desperate.

Is there a connection?

And if there is, why oh why did it have to be South of the River--in the jurisdiction of some pretty prickly local river spirits?
Publisher: New York : DAW Books, c2013.
ISBN: 9780756409609
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY AAR
Characteristics: 324 p. ; 18 cm.

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Starpoem
Apr 10, 2019

The fourth installment of the Peter Grant mystery/urban fantasy series starts as a slow-burner but then builds rapidly to an exciting crescendo. Sometimes I get frustrated with Peter, because he doesn't follow up on leads as quickly and as thoroughly as I wish he would. And yet I am obsessed with this series, because I love the magic and adventure. This particular book reminded me a bit of the Doctor Who serial "Paradise Towers."

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ApollosRaven
Sep 14, 2018

Rivers of London series. no. 4 Eight in series (plus a novella) as on 2018)

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Rumpel11
Nov 15, 2017

4th title in the Rivers of London series

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Normajean11
Aug 28, 2016

Really like this series, but this one fell a little short for me. Too many and too long descriptions of architectural details which really didn't contribute much to the story. Looking forward to reading the next in the series.

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augsburgerin
May 20, 2015

A fun mystery/fantasy series set in London. Suspenseful, funny and well written.

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Benvolia
Nov 22, 2016

Benvolia thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Laura_X Feb 22, 2019

In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.

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