Book Review: Ben Aaronovitch: Rivers of London (London Crimes #1) * * * | The Crime Scene | Worldwide Crime Fiction

Book Review: Ben Aaronovitch: Rivers of London (London Crimes #1) * * *




Rating
3 out of 5 stars 
Country
United Kingdom 
Writers
Ben Aaronovitch 
Publisher

Sub Genre
Magic Psychic 
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Plot Summary
Rivers of London is the first novel in the London Crimes series by author Ben Aaronvitch.  PC Peter Grant is guarding a crime scene after a brutal murder when a ghost appears in front of him and tells him who murdered the victim.  Because of this he is seconded to a secret unit within the Met police force that deals with the supernatural and begins an investigation in which it appears that someone is trying to start a war between Father and Mother Thames.



 #2 Moon Over Soho

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My Review
I have a liking for crime books which have a bit of a quirk to them and this one certainly meets that requirement.  Read as a pure crime book it will seem a bit off the wall.  Peter Grant seems to take meeting a ghost in his stride and even the rest of his colleagues seem to accept the supernatural with an ease which probably wouldn't happen in real life.

However, you have to remember that this is largely a book of fantasy and from that perspective anything can happen and does happen.  Aaronovitch creates a fantasy series that is actually quite well written and introduces concepts that are highly enjoyable to read.  Towards the end these come thick and fast and make the plot a bit difficult to follow at times.



 #2 Moon Over Soho

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In The Series

 #1
Rivers of London
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#2
Moon Over Soho 
0345524594
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 #3
Whispers Underground
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 #4
Broken Homes
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