Friday, February 15, 2019

Friday Memes: Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch

Happy Friday everybody!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City ReaderThe Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

At twenty-three minutes past eleven Robert Weil drove his 53 registered Volvo V70 across the bridge that links Pease Pottage, the improbably named English village, with Pease Pottage, the motorway service station. We know the exact time because the Highway Agency cameras picked him up at this point. Despite the rain and poor visibility, image enhancement of key frames clearly show that Robert Weil was alone in the front of the car.
Friday 56:
I judged that this was about as good a time as any to wheel out the questionnaire. It had been drawn up by Dr. Walid and Nightingale to uncover evidence of real magical practice -- as opposed to an interest in the occult, ghost stories, fantasy novels and that old time religion.
This week I am spotlighting Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch. This is the fourth book in the PC Peter Grant series, aka Rivers of London urban fantasy series. Here is the description from Amazon:
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?


  1. Sounds tempting! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  2. I love the juxtaposition of serious police procedural and urban fantasy. It sounds wonderful. I'm going to have to look up the first in the series. Thank you.

  3. Broken Homes sounds interesting. Enjoy your current read!

  4. I really need to start this series. It sounds so good. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  5. Sounds like a wonderful story! Happy weekend!

  6. The fist quote didn't leave me with the impression that the man was a wizard. What a twist. My Friday quotes come from Life on Mars

  7. I am looking at Ben Aaronovitch's books every time I am in book store, but there is not much talk about those books in blogs. I am looking forward to you review on it)

  8. Hope you're still enjoying the series. It's one I'd really like to get to one day.

  9. I like the sounds of this one. Great choice!

  10. I feel like I need to pick up more urban fantasy. Thanks for introducing us to this one. Happy weekend!

  11. I love the sense of humour in this series! It's one of my favourite urban fantasies.

  12. A wizard police constable? This sounds really good, Kathy. I will have to add it to by wish list. Have a great weekend.


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