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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.

Ben Aaronovitch’s work reflects his abiding fascination and love for what he modestly likes to refer to as the ‘Capital of the World’, where he was born and raised. He mixed them up with vampires, history, creepy immortals, Jazz and a more than just good portion of very British humour. I’m looking forward to continuing on and finding out what happens next. Not long after, Detective Stephanopoulos calls Peter to another body, this in the Groucho Club where a man is found missing his “wedding night tackle,” quite possibly torn off with a set of teeth.

No explanation of why it’s not possible.

It wasn’t phenomenal but I was entertained throughout the novel. Ignore the unappealing covers, which appear to be doing their level best to conceal the fact that there is any humor at all in these volumes, but if you are long-time genre readers, you already know to do that. Unfortunately, Grant will also get a bit too involved with the sultry groupie Simone, the girlfriend of the most recent onstage fatality.

There were again some pretty scary and disgusting scenes and the moment with Larry really gave me the creeps!!! I also continue to love Nightingales’ ‘posh.


Problem is, this is a magic system which view spoiler [produces catgirls, and has former humans becoming river gods who can recover from iron spikes through the heart hide spoiler ]. And she makes sure Peter knows it.

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She kept telling me to read them, and I knew that I would enjoy them, but I kept putting them off. 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. Peter Grant is not just a lowly Detective Constable, he’s also apprenticed to the last wizard in Britain: Most of the time he uses traditional gumshoe methods, and in dangerous conflicts he has to be creative with blunt instruments at hand.

The yap would be an SI unit, of course, and thus the standard background ambience of a Central London pub was 0. But going back to the beginning won’t change the ending. When Leslie later spoke in person with Peter, voicing was back to brilliant.

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Or something like that. And that final page is a hella cool cliffhanger. The Hanging Tree Nen. When a young Norwegian woman wakes from an accident robbed of her most recent memories, she trusts her parents’ advice that she must stay confined to her attic bedroom while she recuperates. These are just some…photos…that I…found…in the gutter…the other day. As he leaves, he’s called to the morgue where Dr. However, I felt like it adds to the flavor of the araonovitch rather than detracts.

Read my reviews and blog at www. Like the best detective mysteries, the setting plays a crucial role. Well, not really, but I could almost taste the love for jazz throughout this novel. Should I call myself a Grantite now? I am happy to say that this is no longer the case most of the time in Moon over Soho and the novel gets from me the praise it deserves.


Each character has a distinctive voice and the pacing is just right making it a no brainier for me. View all 17 comments. Whatever the UF trappings, this is at heart a detective story. Sounds like Harry Potter? Views Read Edit View history. Still not a jazz person. I called it a yap, one yap being enough vestigia to be apparent even when I wasn’t looking for it. Can i read it without reading the first one? Works by Ben Aaronovitch.

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While still poking fun at them, of course! When Ava was a child, she used to spend her summers picking grapes on her grandfather’s vineyard in Provence, before a rift between his daughters tore the family apart. I’m still interested to continue on with the series, but not right away.

Don’t ask why I was reading at 6 am, but I finished it then and I immediately decided to rate this 4 stars after I sleep.

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That, and it’s a great police procedural. Not only does his normal voice seem to spot on for Peter Grant, but he does a great job with the other characters as well. Or just a co It happens, you know it happens, but if it doesn’t directly concern you then forget about it!! And Jason the Factor, resurrected from death at the hands of his sister, the Tokhari sandwalker Kalliope, has become the sula ma-jieni na-dia, the fabled Dead Man of Winter.

Ryhalt Galharrow stands apart from it all.

Trapeze The Boy Tami Hoag. You can read why I came to this decision here.