Lies Sleeping - A Rivers of London novel (Paperback)
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Lies Sleeping - A Rivers of London novel (Paperback)

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PC Peter Grant is back and he is on the trail of the infamous Faceless Man. In a race against time across the streets and landmarks of the capital, the apprentice wizard and ace investigator for the Metropolitan Police’s Folly unit must bring the villainous mastermind to justice before he can enact his most dastardly scheme yet. Another cracking installment in the bestselling Rivers of London series.

The seventh book of the bestselling Rivers of London urban fantasy series returns to the adventures of Peter Grant, detective and apprentice wizard, as he solves magical crimes in the city of London.

Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud, and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice.

But even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long term plan. A plan that has its roots in London’s two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees.

To save his beloved city Peter’s going to need help from his former best friend and colleague–Lesley May–who brutally betrayed him and everything he thought she believed in.

And, far worse, he might even have to come to terms with the malevolent supernatural killer and agent of chaos known as Mr Punch….

A former Waterstones’ bookseller, Ben Aaronovitch cut his teeth writing for television including Doctor Who before turning to the inspiration of crime fiction to fashion Rivers of London. Storming the bestseller lists the novel and it’s subsequent sequels delve into the murky underbelly of London as seen through the eyes of magician-detective Peter Grant, throwing in just a dash of magic for good measure.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781473207837
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 279 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 40 mm


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'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

'Once you start, you'll find a London that's just dying to be explored.' - Den of Geek 

‘The books deliver a charming, witty and exciting romp through a magical world not all that far from our own, offering a delightfully escapist sidetrack.’ -&lsquo;The books deliver a charming, witty and exciting romp through a magical world not all that far from our own, offering a delightfully escapist sidetrack.&rsquo; -&nbsp;&nbsp;<em>Independent</em> Independent

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“This series just powers on”

This is the latest book in Ben Aaronovitch's Peter Grant series. (Warning for mild spoilers for the previous books - and also that this review will make little sense if you haven't read them yet (but if you... More

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“The continuing story...”

The unfolding career of Peter Grant: police (very junior) detective and apprentice wizard. If you want to read very well written, well researched, funny books with plenty of nods to other authors, TV programs and... More

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“Love the book--but the audio is better”

Note: American fan here, who thought it worth the money to support Waterstones, get an autographed copy, and the bonus short story.

Stop reading the paper copy and give listening a go. You will likely not believe me;... More

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