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Ben Aaronovitch


Ben Aaronovitch is the author of the PC Peter Grant series of novels (Rivers of London, Moon Over Soho, Whispers Under Ground and the most recent, Broken Homes).

He was born and raised in London, where he still resides, and his love for the city is reflected throughout the series.

Ben has also previously written for television and worked as a bookseller.

Find out more on his website, or follow him on Twitter @Ben_Aaronovitch.

You can also find out more about each of his books by clicking on their titles above.


Team Gollancz Friday Reads

Check out what Team Gollancz are reading over the weekend..

Amy – Rivers of London

Emily – Monstrous Regiment

Charlie – Othergirl

Marcus - Arthur C. Clarke The Collected Stories

Jen – Murder is Bad Manners

Gillian – L’ange de la Nuit

Simon – the 13 1/2 lives of Captain Bluebear

Let us know what you’ll be reading this weekend in the comments below!

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Listen to a thrilling extract from Moon Over Soho

It’s week three of Cityread and for those of you who might have already finished Rivers of London we thought we’d share one of our favourite selections from the second book in the Peter Grant Mysteries: Moon Over Soho.


Training, explosions, and hunting for vestigia in Soho pubs… It’s a lovely section superbly narrated by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith.

Moon Over Soho is out now in paperback, eBook and audio download.

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Listen to the first chapter of Rivers of London

It’s week two of Cityread London 2015 and we’re continuing the celebrations by sharing one of our favourite audio extracts from Rivers of London with you.

Let us set the scene for you:

It’s a cold, wet January morning, and PC Peter Grant faces an unlikely witness to an unusual murder…

Listen to the first chapter of Rivers of  London, the first book in Ben Aaronovitch’s bestselling Peter Grant series, superbly narrated by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith.

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Rivers of London is taking over the capital!

Join us this month as we team up with Cityread London to make Rivers of London the book everyone in the capital is talking about.

Each April, Cityread asks London’s citizens, workers and visitors to pick up a book – the same book – and read it together. And you can get involved!

Over the next few weeks Ben Aaronovitch will tour across all 33 Boroughs, there will be immersive theatre events including a secret Folly themed Police training session at Westminster Reference … More

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#WeirdLondon- Celebrating Favourite London Based Novels

London, any city in fact, is a coming together of many, many stories. Writers of the fantastic have long been fascinated by the potential of cities as locales for their stories but London, with its unique combination of great age, many cultures and continuing significance, has been the setting for perhaps more than its fair share of stories of the strange, surreal and fantastic.

From tales of other Londons existing alongside the city we know, to ghost stories, to metaphysical horror, … More

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