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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 18/07/2013
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`He's gone and written a novel too! I suspect it will be just as good as everything else he's written, and that's not fair at all.' - George R R Martin

London Falling by Paul Cornell is an exciting urban gothic mystery, where dark powers gather in the battle for London's streets.

The dark is rising . . . Detective Inspector James Quill is about to complete the drugs bust of his career. Then his prize suspect Rob Toshack is murdered in custody. Furious, Quill pursues the investigation, co-opting intelligence analyst Lisa Ross and undercover cops Costain and Sefton. But nothing about Toshack's murder is normal.

Toshack had struck a bargain with a vindictive entity, whose occult powers kept Toshack one step ahead of the law - until his luck ran out. Now, the team must find a 'suspect' who can bend space and time and alter memory itself. And they will kill again.

As the group starts to see London's sinister magic for themselves, they have two choices: panic or use their new abilities. Then they must hunt a terrifying supernatural force the only way they know how: using police methods, equipment and tactics. But they must all learn the rules of this new game - and quickly. More than their lives will depend on it.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330528092
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 334 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
An irresistible blend of guns, gangsters, cops and monsters that grabs you by the eyeballs and never lets go. Start this book early in the day people, because you ain't going to get no sleep until it's done * Ben Aaronovitch *
'London Falling is a much grittier vision of a gothic, fantasy London, well balanced between its depiction of the city's criminal underworld and a horrifying fantasy reality that for most of the novel lurks just at the edges of sight. Its take on the crime genre is less The Bill, more The Sweeney' Guardian
`Realistic banter, original twists; a nifty debut' Daily Telegraph
The Shadow Police series is the quintessential British contemporary fantasy, full of grit and magic and wonderful things. Paul Cornell is a national treasure * Adam Christopher *

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“London Falling”

Can ordinary policemen cope with the occult if they accidentally get the ability to see the strange and unusual? Yes they can, by using their police skills and procedures and by rushing in without thinking.

This is a... More

Paperback edition
28th January 2013
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“A darker London and a great read.”

Right, so this is book one in what promises to be a great series.

It is also part of a number of Urban Fantasy titles to be based in London (Rivers of London, 61 Nails...). It would be lazy to draw comparisons, yet... More

Paperback edition
21st January 2014
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