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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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."

Sep 14, 2018

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

Nov 15, 2017

4th title in the Rivers of London series

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.

May 20, 2015

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

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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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