Ben Aaronovitch - Author

About the Author

Ben Aaronovitch was born and raised in London and all his work has reflected his abiding fascination and love for what he modestly likes to refer to as the 'Capital of the World'. He works as a bookseller when he is not writing novels and TV scripts.

 

Author Photo © Sabrina Aaronovitch

Featured books by Ben Aaronovitch

Amongst Our Weapons

Amongst Our Weapons

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2022

PRE-ORDER THE HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED BRAND NEW NOVEL IN THE #1 BESTSELLING RIVERS OF LONDON SERIES NOW There is a world hidden underneath this great city... The London Silver Vaults - for well over a century, the largest collection of silver for sale in the world. It has more locks than the Bank of England and more cameras than a celebrity punch-up. Not somewhere you can murder someone and vanish without a trace - only that's what happened. The disappearing act, the reports of a blinding flash of light and memory loss amongst the witnesses all make this a case for Detective Constable Peter Grant and the Special Assessment Unit. Alongside their boss DCI Thomas Nightingale, the SAU find themselves embroiled in a mystery that encompasses London's tangled history, foreign lands and, most terrifying of all, the North! And Peter must solve this case soon because back home his partner Beverley is expecting twins any day now. But what he doesn't know is that he's about to encounter something - and somebody - that nobody ever expects... Effortlessly original, endlessly inventive and hugely entertaining - step into the world of the much-loved, Number One bestselling Rivers of London series. 

Foxglove Summer

Foxglove Summer

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/11/2014

.....to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children. But while you can take the London copper out of London you can't take the London out of the copper. Travelling west with Beverley Brook, Peter soon finds himself caught up in a deep mystery and having to tackle local cops and local gods. And what's more all the shops are closed by 4pm...Sales for BROKEN HOMES in trade leapt by 50% over WHISPERS UNDER GROUND, confirming that Ben Aaronovitch is an author with an unrivalled eye for a bestselling story.

eBooks of the Month
Broken Homes

Broken Homes

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/05/2014

A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. The blurry lines between crime and fantasy writing keep on getting ever more fluid, and Ben Aaronovitch's 'Rivers of London' series is a perfect amalgam of police procedural in a world we know well but where magic intervenes and the job of police constable Peter Grant is impossibly complicated as a result. This 4th volume takes our hero and his cohorts south of the Thames into a world of familiar high rises where spells and the supernatural defy the laws of nature to sometimes hilarious effect. Terribly enjoyable stuff, as if Terry Pratchett had lost his whimsy and turned into Ed McBain but not forgotten the best jokes. You'll read this with a wide smile across your face.

eBooks of the Month
Rivers of London

Rivers of London

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2011

A 2014 World Book Night selection. A Maxim Jakubowski Best Science Fiction selection. Shortlisted for the Galaxy UK New Writer of the Year Award 2011. A new series by a Doctor Who writer (the second volume MOON OVER SOHO is out now) this is an engaging mix that reads a little like a more adult version of Harry Potter and will appeal to both adult and younger readers. Peter Grant is a young probationary constable seconded to Inspector Nightingale, who also happens to be the last wizard in England. Their adventures in an exquisitely-drawn London full of grotesques and untold horror uncover the city's fantastic underbelly and the two characters prove wonderfully endearing. Magic and police procedural make for successful bedmates.

eBooks of the Month

Other books by Ben Aaronovitch

Rivers Of London: Deadly Ever After

Rivers Of London: Deadly Ever After

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/11/2022

CSI meets Harry Potter in this graphic novel from Ben Aaronovitch - writer of the bestselling Rivers of London supernatural police procedural crime novel series, Andrew Cartmel author of The Vinyl Detective and Celeste Bronfman. Illustrations from a mysterious book of fairy tales drawn in the late 1800s are coming to life in the 21st Century and causing havoc. The illustrations were originally painted by a Victorian artist called Jeter Day who disappeared one night in an enchanted forest when he was spirited away by tree nymphs never to be seen again... Now, with the enchantment accidentally broken by Olympia and Chelsea, daughters of the river goddess Mama Thames, Jeter, twisted by his time spent with the nymphs, has returned to our world bitter and resentful. It is a world he neither recognises nor likes. All he wants is his life returned to him and woe betide any man who stands in his way. With Peter and Nightingale busy on another case, it falls to sisters Olympia and Chelsea with the help of the Foxes to stop Jeter and save the day.

Amongst Our Weapons

Amongst Our Weapons

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/09/2022

PRE-ORDER THE HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED BRAND NEW NOVEL IN THE #1 BESTSELLING RIVERS OF LONDON NOW There is a world hidden underneath this great city... The London Silver Vaults - for well over a century, the largest collection of silver for sale in the world. It has more locks than the Bank of England and more cameras than a celebrity punch-up. Not somewhere you can murder someone and vanish without a trace - only that's what happened. The disappearing act, the reports of a blinding flash of light and memory loss amongst the witnesses all make this a case for Detective Constable Peter Grant and the Special Assessment Unit. Alongside their boss DCI Thomas Nightingale, the SAU find themselves embroiled in a mystery that encompasses London's tangled history, foreign lands and, most terrifying of all, the North! And Peter must solve this case soon because back home his partner Beverley is expecting twins any day now. But what he doesn't know is that he's about to encounter something - and somebody - that nobody ever expects... Effortlessly original, endlessly inventive and hugely entertaining - step into the world of the much-loved, Number One bestselling Rivers of London series. * * * * * PRAISE FOR BEN AARONOVITCH & THE RIVERS OF LONDON SERIES: 'Highly entertaining' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'Charming, witty, exciting' THE INDEPENDENT 'Ben Aaronovitch has created a wonderful world full of mystery, magic and fantastic characters. I love being there more than the real London' NICK FROST 'As brilliant and funny as ever ... Masterfully crafted - gives the late, great Terry Pratchett a run for his money' THE SUN 'An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups' THE TIMES 'Funny and wildly inventive' MAIL ON SUNDAY Discover why this incredible series has sold over two million copies worldwide. If you're a fan of Terry Pratchett, you will love the imaginative, irreverent and all-round irresistible RIVERS OF LONDON books.

Rivers of London: 4-6 Boxed Set

Rivers of London: 4-6 Boxed Set

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/12/2021

CSI meets Harry Potter in this graphic novel from Ben Aaronovitch, writer of the bestselling Rivers of London supernatural police procedural crime novel series, and Andrew Cartmel author of The Vinyl Detective. A stunning box set edition of three of the bestselling graphic novels in the Rivers of London sequence, starring Ben Aaronovitch's laconic trainee wizard and budding detective, Peter Grant. The perfect gift for the Rivers of London novel fan who hasn't discovered these amazing graphic novels yet! Includes Art Cards featuring the cover art from the individual graphic novels.

Rivers of London Vol. 9: Monday, Monday

Rivers of London Vol. 9: Monday, Monday

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/11/2021

It's the case of a Swedish Werewolf in London, the unmissable next chapter in the life of full-time cop and part time wizard Peter Grant. Grant works as part of a very special London police unit investigating unusual crimes involving magic and the general weirdness that permeates London's dark underbelly. What starts as a routine undercover operation to break up an organised teenage pickpocket gang turns into something far more dangerous when the Metropolitan police are confronted by a Swedish werewolf who'll stop at nothing to avoid capture. Now it's up to Peter and his cohort of chums to hunt the deadly lycanthrope and bring him to justice!

What Abigail Did That Summer

What Abigail Did That Summer

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/09/2021

The new Rivers of London novella, from Sunday Times Number One bestselling author Ben Aaronovitch. Ghost hunter, fox whisperer, troublemaker. It is the summer of 2013 and Abigail Kamara has been left to her own devices. This might, by those who know her, be considered a mistake. While her cousin, police constable and apprentice wizard Peter Grant, is off in the sticks, chasing unicorns, Abigail is chasing her own mystery. Teenagers around Hampstead Heath have been going missing but before the police can get fully engaged, the teens return home - unharmed but vague about where they've been. Aided only by her new friend Simon, her knowledge that magic is real, and a posse of talking foxes that think they're spies, Abigail must venture into the wilds of Hampstead to discover who is luring the teenagers and more importantly - why? Praise for the Rivers of London novels: 'Ben Aaronovitch has created a wonderful world full of mystery, magic and fantastic characters. I love being there more than the real London' NICK FROST 'As brilliant and funny as ever' THE SUN 'Charming, witty, exciting' THE INDEPENDENT 'An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups' THE TIMES Discover why this incredible series has sold over two million copies around the world. If you're a fan of Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams - don't panic - you will love Ben Aaronovitch's imaginative, irreverent and all-round irresistible novels and novellas.

Rivers of London

Rivers of London

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/08/2021

'Ben Aaronovitch's masterfully crafted world of magic, ghosts and gruesome crimes gives the late, great Terry Pratchett a run for his money' The Sun 'Great, great fun' Simon Mayo, Radio 2 This 10th anniversary special edition contains four masterful illustrations, a brand-new map, an illuminating introduction from author Ben Aaronovitch and stunning illustrated endpapers. My name is Peter Grant, and I used to be a probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service, and to everyone else as the Filth. My story really begins when I tried to take a witness statement from a man who was already dead . . . Since its publication in 2011, Rivers of London has grown into an international phenomenon. Embark on your journey to a magical London with this special edition, the perfect escape from the real world to a place you'll never forget.

Rivers of London: The Fey and the Furious

Rivers of London: The Fey and the Furious

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/12/2020

Detective Inspector Peter Grant is back in an all-new comic miniseries from author Ben Aaronovitch! Trouble never lies far from the race track. When a flash car belonging to a young boy racer from England washes up in the Netherlands with a bagload of unusual cargo, it's evident there is more than meets the eye happening at street races held in an Essex car park. Enter Detective Inspector Peter Grant. Fresh from suspension, he takes to the track in his orange 'asbo' Ford Focus to try and infiltrate the big leagues. But Peter soon finds himself sucked back into an Otherworld - a real-life fairyland!

Tales from the Folly

Tales from the Folly

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/11/2020

Tales from the Folly by Ben Aaronovitch

False Value

False Value

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/09/2020

Book 8 in the Rivers of London series, from Sunday Times Number One bestselling author Ben Aaronovitch. Peter Grant is facing fatherhood, and an uncertain future, with equal amounts of panic and enthusiasm. Leaving his old police life behind, he takes a job with Silicon Valley tech genius Terrence Skinner's new London start up: the Serious Cybernetics Corporation. Drawn into the orbit of Old Street's famous 'silicon roundabout', Peter must learn how to blend in with people who are both civilians and geekier than he is. Compared to his last job, Peter thinks it should be a doddle. But magic is not finished with the Met's first trainee wizard in fifty years. Because a secret is hiding somewhere in the building. A technology that stretches back to Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, and forward to the future of artificial intelligence. A secret that is just as magical as it technological - and twice as dangerous... Praise for the Rivers of London novels: 'Ben Aaronovitch has created a wonderful world full of mystery, magic and fantastic characters. I love being there more than the real London' NICK FROST 'As brilliant and funny as ever' THE SUN 'Charming, witty, exciting' THE INDEPENDENT 'An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups' THE TIMES Discover why this incredible series has sold over two million copies around the world. If you're a fan of Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams - don't panic - you will love Ben Aaronovitch's imaginative, irreverent and all-round irresistible novels.

The October Man

The October Man

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/06/2020

A Rivers of London novella, from Sunday Times Number One bestselling author Ben Aaronovitch. Trier is famous for wine, Romans and for being Germany's oldest city. So when a man is found dead with, his body impossibly covered in a fungal rot, the local authorities know they are out of their depth. Fortunately this is Germany, where there are procedures for everything. Enter Investigator Tobias Winter, whose aim is to get in, deal with the problem, and get out with the minimum of fuss, personal danger and paperwork. With the help of frighteningly enthusiastic local cop, Vanessa Sommer, he's quick to link the first victim to a group of ordinary middle-aged men - and to realise they may have accidentally reawakened a bloody conflict from a previous century. But the rot is still spreading, literally and with the suspect list extending to people born before Frederick the Great solving the case may mean unearthing the city's secret magical history. . . . so long as that history doesn't kill them first. Praise for the Rivers of London novels: 'Ben Aaronovitch has created a wonderful world full of mystery, magic and fantastic characters. I love being there more than the real London' NICK FROST 'As brilliant and funny as ever' THE SUN 'Charming, witty, exciting' THE INDEPENDENT 'An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups' THE TIMES Discover why this incredible series has sold over two million copies around the world. If you're a fan of Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams - don't panic - you will love Ben Aaronovitch's imaginative, irreverent and all-round irresistible novels.

Lies Sleeping

Lies Sleeping

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/2019

A deadly history. A dangerous mystery. And a dark plan coming to light. IN LONDON, THE PAST IS NEVER DEAD. IT ONLY... LIES SLEEPING * * * * * 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... * * * * * THE 'RIVERS OF LONDON' NOVELS HAVE SOLD OVER TWO MILLION COPIES. DISCOVER WHY THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST-LOVED BOOK SERIES BEING WRITTEN TODAY. 'Charming, witty and exciting' Independent 'Great fun' Simon Mayo, Radio 2 'As brilliant and funny as ever' Sun 'An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups' The Times 'The Rivers of London series is an ever-evolving delight' Crime Review 'A darkly comic read with characters you can't help but like.' Sunday Express

Die Flusse von London Band 1 - Autowahn

Die Flusse von London Band 1 - Autowahn

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Ebook Release Date: 28/08/2018

Kultautor Ben Aaronovitch erweitert seine Fantasy-Thriller-Reihe um den mit ubersinnlichen Fahigkeiten ausgestatteten Ermittler Peter Grant mit Graphic Novels, die sich hinter den Besteller- Romanen nicht zu verstecken brauchen. Sie sind fur Fans der Romane wie auch fur Neueinsteiger in die mystische Krimi-Welt gleichermaen geeignet. Graphic Novels zur erfolgreichen Romanreihe. Neue Falle fur Star-Ermittler Peter Grant!

The Furthest Station

The Furthest Station

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/03/2018

A Rivers of London novella, from Sunday Times Number One bestselling author Ben Aaronovitch. There's something going bump on the Metropolitan line and Sergeant Jaget Kumar knows exactly who to call. It's PC Peter Grant's speciality... Only it's more than going 'bump'. Traumatised travellers have been reporting strange encounters on their morning commute, with strangely dressed people trying to deliver an urgent message. Stranger still, despite calling the police themselves, within a few minutes the commuters have already forgotten the encounter - making the follow up interviews rather difficult. So with a little help from Abigail and Toby the ghost hunting dog, Peter and Jaget are heading out on a ghost hunting expedition. Because finding the ghost and deciphering their urgent message might just be a matter of life and death. Praise for the Rivers of London novels: 'Ben Aaronovitch has created a wonderful world full of mystery, magic and fantastic characters. I love being there more than the real London' NICK FROST 'As brilliant and funny as ever' THE SUN 'Charming, witty, exciting' THE INDEPENDENT 'An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups' THE TIMES Discover why this incredible series has sold over two million copies around the world. If you're a fan of Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams - don't panic - you will love Ben Aaronovitch's imaginative, irreverent and all-round irresistible novels and novellas.

Rios de Londres

Rios de Londres

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Ebook Release Date: 11/10/2017

En Londres, la magia esta fuera de controlEl joven Peter Grant era un agente de polica novato ms hasta que un da, durante la investigacin de un terrible asesinato, recibe cierta informacin de un testigo ocular muy especial: un fantasma. Tras descubrir que la magia existe, Grant ingresar en un departamento secreto de Scotland Yard que se encarga de las investigaciones sobrenaturales y, junto al enigmtico inspector Nightingale, llevar a cabo tareas tan singulares como negociar treguas entre el dios y la diosa del Tmesis, desenterrar tumbas en Covent Garden y perseguir a un espritu maligno y vengativo que est sembrando el caos en la ciudad. "e;Una lectura fresca y original con la que he disfrutado muchsimo. Me ha encantado."e; Charlaine Harris, autora best seller de True Blood"e;Ros de Londres es lo que pasara si Harry Potter creciera y se hiciera polica. Es una historia desternillante y repleta de imaginacin."e; Diana Gabaldon, autora de la serie Outlander"e;Est lleno de detalles e imaginacin... No hay que perder de vista a Aaronovitch."e; Peter F. Hamilton"e;La fusin perfecta entre CSI y Harry Potter."e; io9.com"e;Peter Grant es un hroe que representa el Londres moderno a la perfeccin, y los libros de Aaronovitch son una obra divertida, encantadora, ingeniosa y emocionante que presenta un mundo mgico que no est tan lejos del nuestro"e; Emma Townshend, The Critics on Sunday, The Independent"e;Narrada con una voz cargada de un humor negro y una pizca de cinismo, Ros de Londres es una novela que cautiva gracias a su retrato de la geografa y la historia de Londres. Sin duda, una frmula deliciosa con un final agridulce"e; Daily Telegraph

The Hanging Tree

The Hanging Tree

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Book 6 in the Rivers of London series, from Sunday Times Number One bestselling author Ben Aaronovitch. Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of PC Peter Grant or the Folly, even when they happen at an exclusive party in one of the most expensive apartment blocks in London. But Lady Ty's daughter was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favour. Plunged into the alien world of the super-rich, where the basements are bigger than the house and dangerous, arcane items are bought and sold on the open market, a sensible young copper would keep his head down and his nose clean. But this is Peter Grant we're talking about. He's been given an unparalleled opportunity to alienate old friends and create new enemies at the point where the world of magic and that of privilege intersect. Assuming he survives the week... Praise for the Rivers of London novels: 'Ben Aaronovitch has created a wonderful world full of mystery, magic and fantastic characters. I love being there more than the real London' NICK FROST 'As brilliant and funny as ever' THE SUN 'Charming, witty, exciting' THE INDEPENDENT 'An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups' THE TIMES Discover why this incredible series has sold over two million copies around the world. If you're a fan of Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams - don't panic - you will love Ben Aaronovitch's imaginative, irreverent and all-round irresistible novels.

Rivers of London: Black Mould

Rivers of London: Black Mould

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Ebook Release Date: 01/02/2017

Peter Grant: policeman, trainee wizard and now pest controller. Joined by fellow officer and Muslim ninja, Sahra Guleed, the two are trying to contain an outbreak of vindictive black mould that seems to be going after the rich and heartless. But after a successful mission, the mould has penetrated the headquarters of London's crime-fighting magical practitioners - The Folly - and the shiitake is really about to get real

Author Info

Author's Website

https://www.the-folly.com

Facebook Updates

If this is your author page then you can share your Facebook updates with your readers right here on LoveReading

Find out more