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    DescriptionMy name is Peter Grant, and I am a keeper of the secret flame -- whatever that is. Truth be told, there's a lot I still don't know. My superior Nightingale, previously the last of England's wizardly governmental force, is trying to teach me proper schooling for a magician's apprentice. But even he doesn't have all the answers. Mostly I'm just a constable sworn to enforce the Queen's Peace, with the occasional help from some unusual friends and a well-placed fire blast. With the new year, I have three main objectives, a) pass the detective exam so I can officially become a DC, b) work out what the hell my relationship with Lesley Mai, an old friend from the force and now fellow apprentice, is supposed to be, and most importantly, c) get through the year without destroying a major landmark. Two out of three isn't bad, right? A mutilated body in Crawley means another murderer is on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil, who may either be a common serial killer or an associate of the twisted magician known as the Faceless Man -- a man whose previous encounters I've barely survived. I've also got a case about a town planner going under a tube train and another about a stolen grimoire. But then I get word of something very odd happening in Elephant and Castle, on a housing estate designed by a nutter, built by charlatans, and inhabited by the truly desperate. If there's a connection to the Crawley case, I'll be entering some tricky waters of juristiction with the local river spirits. We have a prickly history, to say the least. Just the typical day for a magician constable.


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    Title
    Broken Homes
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ben Aaronovitch
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 324
    Width: 104 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 160 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780756409609
    ISBN 10: 0756409608
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    DC21: 823.92
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: ENGM1045
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    Ingram Subject Code: FA
    Libri: ENGL3050
    B&T General Subject: 350
    DC22: 823/.914
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Approval Code: P25203000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022020
    B&T Approval Code: P25205000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009000
    LC classification: PR6051.A76 B76 2014
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    DAW BOOKS
    Imprint name
    DAW BOOKS
    Publication date
    04 February 2014
    Author Information
    Ben Aaronovitch was born in London in 1964 and had the kind of dull routine childhood that drives a man either to drink or to science fiction. He is a screenwriter, with early notable success on BBC's leg3endary "Doctor Who," for which he wrote some episodes now widely regarded as classics, and which even he is quite fond of. After a decade of such work, he decided it was time to show the world what he could really do, and embarked on his first serious original novel. The result is "Midnight Riot," the debut adventure of Peter Grant, followed by "Moon Over Soho." He can be contacted vis his website, http: //www.the-folly.com/.
    Review quote
    A low-income housing tower gone awry, an old enemy with a bone to pick . . . and a shocker of an ending - "Broken Homes" is a delight.--Charlaine Harris