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Whispers Under Ground : The Third Rivers of London novel

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Doctor Who Screenwriter Ben Aaronovitch's superbly entertaining supernatural crime series has, with its witty one-liners and wonderfully erudite take on London, won a legion of fans in double quick time.

Peter Grant is learning magic fast. And it's just as well - he's already had run-ins with the deadly supernatural children of the Thames and a terrifying killer in Soho. Progression in the Police Force is less easy. Especially when you work in a department of two. A department that doesn't even officially exist. A department that if you did describe it to most people would get you laughed at. And then there's his love life. The last person he fell for ended up seriously dead. It wasn't his fault, but still.

Now something horrible is happening in the labyrinth of tunnels that make up the tube system that honeycombs the ancient foundations of London. And delays on the Northern line is the very least of it. Time to call in the Met's Economic and Specialist Crime Unit 9, aka 'The Folly'. Time to call in PC Peter Grant, Britain's Last Wizard.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 30mm | 300g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0575097663
  • 9780575097667
  • 2,930

Review quote

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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43,799 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
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4 47% (20,695)
3 15% (6,688)
2 2% (671)
1 0% (216)
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