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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.

 

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Featured books by Ben Aaronovitch

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.

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Other books by Ben Aaronovitch

False Value

False Value

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Peter Grant is facing fatherhood, and an uncertain future, with equal amounts of panic and enthusiasm. Rather than sit around, he takes a job with emigre Silicon Valley tech genius Terrence Skinner's brand new London start up - the Serious Cybernetics Company. 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 Mama Grant's favourite son. Because Terrence Skinner has a secret hidden in the bowels of the SCC. 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 just as dangerous.

False Value

False Value

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2020

The hugely anticipated brand new RIVERS OF LONDON novel... Peter Grant is facing fatherhood, and an uncertain future, with equal amounts of panic and enthusiasm. Rather than sit around, he takes a job with emigre Silicon Valley tech genius Terrence Skinner's brand new London start up - the Serious Cybernetics Company. 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 Mama Grant's favourite son. Because Terrence Skinner has a secret hidden in the bowels of the SCC. 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 just as dangerous. Praise for the Rivers of London novels: 'An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups' The Times 'As brilliant and funny as ever' Sun 'For all the murder and mayhem, this is a darkly comic read with characters you can't help but like' Sunday Express

Rivers of London Volume 7 Action at a Distance

Rivers of London Volume 7 Action at a Distance

Author: Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2019

The bestselling cops and wizards series from chart-topping author (and comics writer) Ben Aaronovitch continues, with its most revelatory volume yet! Uncover the secret World War II history of Peter Grant's mentor, the mysterious Nightingale! October, 1957. A serial killer terrorising the women of Cumbria has moved to the streets of London, with Constable Angus Strallen hot on his heels. But this murderer has special abilities, and Strallen soon realises he needs the help of an old friend from the front lines who can match this madman's power - London's own wizarding police officer, Thomas Nightingale. As the pair move in closer, it quickly becomes clear that murder is not this man's only intent. Tying directly into the continuity of the Rivers of London novels and revealing secrets about Nightingale's past that readers have long-hoped to find out! Collects Rivers of London: Action at a Distance #1-4.

The October Man A Rivers of London Novella

The October Man A Rivers of London Novella

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2019

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. 'The Rivers of London series is an ever-evolving delight' CRIME REVIEW 'Ben Aaronovitch is a master of metropolitan magical mayhem' STARBURST 'Aaronovitch deftly balances urban fantasy with the police procedural' CRIME SCENE 'Once you start, you'll find a London that's just dying to be explored' DEN OF GEEK

Lies Sleeping The New Bestselling Rivers of London novel

Lies Sleeping The New Bestselling Rivers of London novel

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2019

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

Lies Sleeping The New Bestselling Rivers of London novel

Lies Sleeping The New Bestselling Rivers of London novel

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Paperback / softback 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

Lies Sleeping The New Bestselling Rivers of London novel

Lies Sleeping The New Bestselling Rivers of London novel

Author: Ben Aaronovitch Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2018

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 . . .

Rivers of London Volume 6: Water Weed

Rivers of London Volume 6: Water Weed

Author: Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

An anthology series of stories featuring Police Constable Peter Grant, his partner, Sahra Guleed, and their associates, as they tackle supernatural crime on the streets of London! When two of the less well-behaved River goddesses, Chelsea and Olympia, decide to earn a few quid on the side, Peter and Bev find themselves drawn into a sordid cannabis-smuggling operation, controlled by London's new queenpin of crime - the brutal and beautiful Hoodette!

Rivers of London Volumes 1-3 Boxed Set Edition

Rivers of London Volumes 1-3 Boxed Set Edition

Author: Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel Format: Undefined Release Date: 09/10/2018

Dive in at the beginning of the bestselling cops and wizards series from chart-topping author (and comics writer) Ben Aaronovitch, with this Box Set Edition of the first three graphic novels! A stunning box set edition of the bestselling first three graphic novels in the Rivers of London sequence, starring Ben Aaronovitch's laconic trainee wizard and budding detective, Peter Grant. All-new adventures for Peter and the Folly - that are essential parts of the smash-hit novel continuity! Peter Grant is part of a very special London police unit. Full-time cop and part-time wizard, he works on rather unusual crimes - those that involve magic and the general weirdness that permeates London's dark underbelly. In the first volume, Body Work, Police Constable Peter Grant and his boss, Thomas Nightingale, London's only wizarding cops, tackle a case that begins with a perfectly innocent car on a homicidal killing spree - without a driver. In the second volume, Night Witch, Peter and Nightingale are press-ganged into helping a Russian oligarch hunt his missing daughter, where they are caught up in a battle between Russian gunmen, a monstrous forest creature - and their nemesis: In the third volume, Black Mould, something dark and slimy is dripping through the walls of suburban London. Not the usual stuff that smells funny and can be hell on the lungs, this mould is possessed by dark power and worse intentions.

Bernice Summerfield - Treasury

Bernice Summerfield - Treasury

Author: Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel, Paul Cornell, Terrance Dicks Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/09/2018

An Anthology of classic short stories featuring Bernice Summerfield. This collection brings together eight stories by some classic Doctor Who authors, read by Lisa Bowerman and former script editor Andrew Cartmel. The Evacuation of Bernice Summerfield by Ben Aaronovitch, Walking Backwards for Christmas by Ben Aaronovitch, Bernice Summerfield and the Library of Books by Andrew Cartmel. Misplaced Spring by Paul Cornell, A Mutual Friend by Terrance Dicks, The Least Important Man by Steven Moffat, Solar Max and the Seven-Handed Snake-Mother by Kate Orman, And Then Again by Rob Shearman. Professor Bernice Summerfield was a character created as a companion to the Seventh Doctor by writer and novelist Paul Cornell for the popular 1990s Doctor Who novelisations from Virgin Publishing. Since then she's found a whole new audio life through plays for Big Finish. Bernice (Benny) Summerfield is played by Lisa Bowerman, an actor and director from TV and stage, including the last ever Classic Doctor Who story, Survival. CAST: Lisa Bowerman (Reader) and Andrew Cartmel (Reader).

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!

Rivers of London Volume 5: Cry Fox

Rivers of London Volume 5: Cry Fox

Author: Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2018

Vengeful Russian mobsters are looking to hire members of London's own more-then-natural underworld to bring bloody retribution down on the witch Varvara. However, the ex-Soviet sorcerer is under the protective wing of London's own wizarding cop, Peter Grant (now a proper detective and everything), and to get the attention of Grant and his colleagues, the the daughter of a prominent Russian oligarch is kidnapped by parties unknown but possibly fox-like. What makes it worse is that Peter is going to have to leave his beloved London and *gasp* go out into the countryside! And when there's trees and fields and wildlife involved, things never end well...

The Furthest Station A PC Grant Novella

The Furthest Station A PC Grant Novella

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

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.

Rivers of London: Cry Fox #4

Rivers of London: Cry Fox #4

Author: Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel Format: eBook Release Date: 21/02/2018

Through the nefarious actions of vulpine fay Reynard (to be considered a cunning bastard), aided by talking fox Danny Russell (forced into service after his mate and cub were kidnapped, so to be considered generally a pretty good canid acting under duress), Anna (daughter of imprisoned Russian oligarch), Abigail (trainee wizard - nay apprentice - to The Folly) and Detective Sergeant Guleed (Muslim ninja) have been kidnapped. While the principal reason would seem to be ransom by the blackmail of Anna's parents, Abigail and Guleed are wanted for an entirely different purpose - they are about to find out what it feels like to be at the sharp end of a fox hunt

Rivers of London: Cry Fox #2

Rivers of London: Cry Fox #2

Author: Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel Format: eBook Release Date: 13/12/2017

Little Anna Nestorovna Yakunima has been kidnapped. Again. But this time it wasn't Ludmila, her mother. Ludmila is in prison for the first bungled kidnapping but is still expected to come up with the ransom. The problem is that Anna wasn't the only target. Also snatched was Abigail, protge of DC Peter Grant of the Special Assessment Unit, London's premier (and only) wizarding police unit. Then there's also the question of what role Dan Russell, a large talking fox, had to play in all of thisAn all-new Rivers of London story written by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel, taking place after the events of the novel 'The Hanging Tree' and comic series 'Detective Stories'.

Rivers of London: Detective Stories Vol. 4

Rivers of London: Detective Stories Vol. 4

Author: Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel Format: eBook Release Date: 13/12/2017

Four self-contained magical crimes, ripped from the streets of supernatural London!From the million-selling Rivers of London novel and graphic novel series by writer Ben Aaronovitch comes this unmissable next chapter in the saga, as PC Peter Grant faces his gruelling Detective exam, forcing him to relieve the strangest cases of his career. From foiling an aspiring god, to confronting a Virtual Flasher, Peter's police history has been anything but conventional; whether that's chasing down 'Falcon' crimes with the aid of modern technology, or confronting timeless villainy with his magical skill-set. Does Peter have what it takes or will DI Chopra judge him unsuitable for a badge?

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