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Whispers Under Ground (Rivers of London 3) (edition 2012)

by Ben Aaronovitch

Series: Rivers of London (3)

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It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher--and the victim's wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom--if it exists at all--is deeper and more unnatural than anyone suspects . . . except, that is, for London constable and sorcerer's apprentice Peter Grant. With Inspector Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, tied up in the hunt for the rogue magician known as "the Faceless Man," it's up to Peter to plumb the haunted depths of the oldest, largest, and--as of now--deadliest subway system in the world. At least he won't be alone. No, the FBI has sent over a crack agent to help. She's young, ambitious, beautiful . . . and a born-again Christian apt to view any magic as the work of the devil. Oh yeah--that's going to go well.… (more)
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Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch

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Best novel of the Rivers of London series so far but the number of supernatural and uncanny entities in London is becoming a little hard to swallow. While derivative of Gaiman's [b:Neverwhere|14497|Neverwhere|Neil Gaiman|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348747943s/14497.jpg|16534], more entertaining and less of a "make it up as you go" feel. ( )
  Gumbywan | Jun 24, 2022 |
Read it again, this time as a splendidly narrated audio book. Love the police procedural aspects, love the sarcastic humor, and it's a good review of Peter Grant's adventures -- how could I forget Abigail, precocious paranormal girl guide? And The quiet people? And how Zach came to be introduced to our heroes? Also, very interesting trying to get a handle on Leslie from the ground up, and how unique to have a book where the murderous jealousy is over artistic ability? Great stuff. ( )
  jennybeast | Apr 14, 2022 |
Really enjoy this series. The worldbuilding is outstanding. ( )
  tsmom1219 | Feb 24, 2022 |
A death in the underground involving an American student and pottery fragments turns out to involve magic in some way, so PC Peter Grant gets involved in the investigations. ( )
  mari_reads | Jan 23, 2022 |
I'm so in love with this series. I can't wait for the next book to come out. ( )
  SwitchKnitter | Dec 19, 2021 |
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I would say to them as they shook in their fear,

"Now what is your paltry book,

Or the Phidian touch of the chisel's point,

That can make the marble look,

To this monster of ours, that for ages lay

In the depths of the deaming earth,

Till we brought him out with a cheer and a shout,

And hammer'd him into birth?"

—"The Engine," Alexander Anderson
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In memory of Blake Snyder (1957-2009) who not only saved the cat but the writer, the mortgage and the career as well.
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Back in the summer I'd made the mistake of telling my mum what I did for a living.
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It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher--and the victim's wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom--if it exists at all--is deeper and more unnatural than anyone suspects . . . except, that is, for London constable and sorcerer's apprentice Peter Grant. With Inspector Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, tied up in the hunt for the rogue magician known as "the Faceless Man," it's up to Peter to plumb the haunted depths of the oldest, largest, and--as of now--deadliest subway system in the world. At least he won't be alone. No, the FBI has sent over a crack agent to help. She's young, ambitious, beautiful . . . and a born-again Christian apt to view any magic as the work of the devil. Oh yeah--that's going to go well.

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Something's stirring in
London's Underground tunnels.
Grant investigates!
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