Ben Aaronovitch started his writing career in screenwriting, most prominently on the TV show Doctor Who, before becoming a bookseller. He returned to writing with his London-based criminal investigative fantasy, The Rivers of London, which launched the thrilling and wry adventures of magician and police officer Peter Grant.
Praise for the Rivers of London series: A low-income housing tower gone awry, an old enemy with a bone to pick...and a shocker of an ending--Broken Homes is a delight. --Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times-bestselling author The prose is witty, the plot clever, and the characters incredibly likeable. --Time Out This series is a constant joy to read....I've been looking forward all year to find out what happened next, and the book did not disappoint. --Genevieve Cogman, author of The Invisible Library Aaronovitch showcases a superlative blend of whimsy and grit in the eighth Rivers of London urban fantasy.... Jim Butcher meets Douglas Adams in this winning series installment. --Publishers Weekly (starred) The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter. --io9 This book is, at its heart, a police procedural with an overlay of urban fantasy elements. The voice is persuasive and funny as all get-out, and the reader is engaged with the narrative from the very first page. Aaronovitch has written a diverse cast of characters who all feel like real people with their own specific motivations. This book is simply wonderful. --RT Reviews (top pick) The most satisfying fantasy thriller to hit bookshelves in quite some time. --SFX Magazine As always, Ben Aaronovitch takes the reader on an unforgettable ride into the fantastic. --Starburst Magazine The most entertaining book that I have read in such a long time.... It's very funny, it's very clever, it's very nicely written.... It's such a treat. --Nancy Pearl Aaronovitch makes the story sing, building momentum until the ending is literally breathless. --SF Revu Aaronovitch has a very witty, casual voice, with a tendency toward sarcasm and humor, which is threaded throughout Broken Homes. And a few crazy plot twists will devastate and delight fans in equal measure. --RT Reviews