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?
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 106 x 171 x 22mm | 170g
- 04 Feb 2014
- DAW BOOKS
- New York, NY, United States
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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 Reviews
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