Broken Homes

Broken Homes

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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?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 104 x 170 x 28mm | 160g
  • DAW BOOKS
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0756409608
  • 9780756409609
  • 4,477

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, #1 New York Times-bestselling author "The prose is witty, the plot clever, and the characters incredibly likeable." --Time Out "It's witty, fun, and full of vivid characters, and the plot twists will keep even seasoned mystery fans guessing." --Publishers Weekly "The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter." --io9 "This book is, at its heart, a police procedural with an overlay of urban fantasy elements. The voice is persuasive and funny as all get-out, and the reader is engaged with the narrative from the very first page. Aaronovitch has written a diverse cast of characters who all feel like real people with their own specific motivations. This book is simply wonderful." --RT Reviews (top pick) "The most satisfying fantasy thriller to hit bookshelves in quite some time." --SFX Magazine "The most entertaining book that I have read in such a long time.... It's very funny, it's very clever, it's very nicely written.... It's such a treat." --Nancy Pearl "Aaronovitch makes the story sing, building momentum until the ending is literally breathless." --SF Revu "Aaronovitch has a very witty, casual voice, with a tendency toward sarcasm and humor, which is threaded throughout Broken Homes. And a few crazy plot twists will devastate and delight fans in equal measure." --RT Reviewsshow more

About Ben Aaronovitch

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 legendary 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. He can be contacted at his website, http: //www.the-folly.com/.show more

Rating details

18,736 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
5 35% (6,640)
4 48% (8,905)
3 15% (2,807)
2 2% (345)
1 0% (39)
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