|Book Discussion: "Broken Homes" by Ben Aaronovitch
||[Feb. 19th, 2014|11:21 am]
DAW Books Inc.
Time for the next book discussion for the February releases. This time we're looking at the paperback release of Ben Aaronovitch's novel Broken Homes, the fourth book in his Rivers of London series. I haven't read this series yet (I hadn't even heard of this series), but it looks like something I could get into, and it comes highly recommended by my friends. Has anyone here read this book yet? What did you think?
Cover Copy: A mutilated body in Crawley. A killer on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil, possibly an associate of the twisted wizard known as the Faceless Man. Or maybe just a garden-variety serial killer.
Before apprentice wizard and Police Constable Peter Grant can even get his head 'round the case, two more are dropped in his lap: A town planner has gone under a tube train, and there's a stolen grimoire for Grant to track down.
So far, so London.
But then Peter gets word of something very odd happening on a housing estate designed by a nutter, built by charlatans, and inhabited by the truly desperate.
Is there a connection?
And if there is, why oh why did it have to be South of the River--in the jurisdiction of some pretty prickly local river spirits?