Moon Over Soho: The Second Rivers of London novel - A Rivers of London novel (Paperback)
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Moon Over Soho: The Second Rivers of London novel - A Rivers of London novel (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 13/10/2011
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I was my dad's vinyl-wallah: I changed his records while he lounged around drinking tea, and that's how I know my Argo from my Tempo. And it's why, when Dr Walid called me to the morgue to listen to a corpse, I recognised the tune it was playing. Something violently supernatural had happened to the victim, strong enough to leave its imprint like a wax cylinder recording. Cyrus Wilkinson, part-time jazz saxophonist and full-time accountant, had apparently dropped dead of a heart attack just after finishing a gig in a Soho jazz club. He wasn't the first.

No one was going to let me exhume corpses to see if they were playing my tune, so it was back to old-fashioned legwork, starting in Soho, the heart of the scene. I didn't trust the lovely Simone, Cyrus' ex-lover, professional jazz kitten and as inviting as a Rubens' portrait, but I needed her help: there were monsters stalking Soho, creatures feeding off that special gift that separates the great musician from someone who can raise a decent tune. What they take is beauty. What they leave behind is sickness, failure and broken lives.

And as I hunted them, my investigation got tangled up in another story: a brilliant trumpet player, Richard 'Lord' Grant - my father - who managed to destroy his own career, twice. That's the thing about policing: most of the time you're doing it to maintain public order. Occasionally you're doing it for justice. And maybe once in a career, you're doing it for revenge.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780575097629
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Highly entertaining * Sunday Express *
Funny and wildly inventive * Mail on Sunday *
Masterfully crafted ... gives the late, great Terry Pratchett a run for his money * The Sun *
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 *
Charming, witty, exciting * Independent *
An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups * The Times *

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This is the second in the series of PC Grant novels and follows on from the first nicely. I found it a very easy read as I just wanted to know what happened next. I did not however want to think of PC Grant having... More

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“Fun-filled horror.”

It's been a while since I read the first in this series and was expecting to find myself lost with the who's who and what-not, but fortunately this was not the case. The repeat characters are just as much... More

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“Peter Grant is back”

This is the 2nd of the Peter Grant series. If you've not read Rivers of London you must as there are lots of references to what happened in the past. Once again this is a mixture of fantasy & police... More

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