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We've had a few people wondering what to read when finished with Neverwhere in the past, well, this might be just the guy for you.

The Rivers of London series (the first book of which I was suprised to find was renamed 'midnight riot' for the American publication) are some easy reading books which seem perfect for a tv series (this was decided by me this week as I finished the third book of the series).

Peter Grant is a young London poice officer, just finished his training and is destined for a life as a paper pusher, when he is found to have a talent that has him sent to a select part of the force, so select in fact it consists of him and his boss!

Now based at The Folly, he is a magician in training, the first in 40 years and helps investigate the weirder side of London Crime.

I've been finding these very fun and readable, with interesting characters. Having just finished the 3rd book (book 4 due out in 2013).

Has anyone else read it yet?

Find out more at The Folly

eta : Ben has also wrote for Blakes' 7 and Dr Who!

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Yes, I've read the first of the series. I enjoyed it a lot, thought it came somewhere between Neverwhere and UnLunDon. Good fun and with enough darkness and satire to give it some edge.

But yes, perfect for a series.


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I read those books! They would make a good series. Peter is great, but I really love his parents.


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I read them too! I really don't see the point of the US publisher to change the title to Midnight Riot when it's clearly about the rivers of London.

I loved them, pity there's only three.



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So far, 4 is due out this year and Ben has plans for it to be a continuing series.


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the parrot... ...gets tiresome.
the parrot... ...i ate him.


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Peter is great, but I really love his parents.


Yes!


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the parrot... ...gets tiresome.
the parrot... ...i ate him.


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http://temporarilysignificant....ore-into-breach.html Smile


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the parrot... ...gets tiresome.
the parrot... ...i ate him.


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It'll be interesting to see how they adapt it, 'cos a lot of explanations/dialogue happens in his head.

Also, isn't there a new book in that series out this month or next?



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It'll be interesting to see how they adapt it, 'cos a lot of explanations/dialogue happens in his head.

Also, isn't there a new book in that series out this month or next?


I'm looking forward to it. And yes, broken homes is due out soon.


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the parrot... ...gets tiresome.
the parrot... ...i ate him.


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