The Hanging Tree

The Hanging Tree : The Sixth Rivers of London novel

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Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of PC Peter Grant or the Folly, even when they happen at an exclusive party in one of the most expensive apartment blocks in London. But Lady Ty's daughter was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favour.

Plunged into the alien world of the super-rich, where the basements are bigger than the house and dangerous, arcane items are bought and sold on the open market, a sensible young copper would keep his head down and his nose clean. But this is Peter Grant we're talking about.

He's been given an unparalleled opportunity to alienate old friends and create new enemies at the point where the world of magic and that of privilege intersect. Assuming he survives the week . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 132 x 196 x 26mm | 278g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0575132574
  • 9780575132573
  • 7,960

Review Text

Ben Aaronovitch is a master of metropolitan magical mayhem and the action is delightful. This is a tight thriller that is compelling and buckets of fun. STARBURST
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An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups * The Times * Charming, witty, exciting * Independent * Ben Aaronovitch has created a wonderful world full of mystery, magic and fantastic characters. I love being there even more than the real London * Nick Frost * Masterfully crafted ... gives the late, great Terry Pratchett a run for his money * The Sun * Funny and wildly inventive * Mail on Sunday * Highly entertaining * Sunday Express *
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About Ben Aaronovitch

Before becoming a bestselling author, Ben Aaronovitch was a screenwriter for Doctor Who and a bookseller at Waterstones. He now writes full time, and every book in his Rivers of London series has been a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller. He is published in 14 languages and has sold more than 2 million copies around the world. Aaronovitch is also a trustee on the board of Cityread London and is a long-time supporter of Nigeria's premiere arts and cultural festival, The Ake Festival. He still lives in London, the city he likes to refer to as 'the capital of the world'.
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25,848 ratings
4.22 out of 5 stars
5 40% (10,266)
4 45% (11,743)
3 13% (3,242)
2 2% (413)
1 1% (184)
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