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Constable Peter Grant is thrown into a world in which gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil threatens to make a comeback, in this imaginative novel by Ben Aaronovitch.

Full Synopsis
Probationary constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London's Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he'll face is a paper cut. But Peter's prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter's ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the uncanny. Now, as a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic.

"It's very funny, it's very clever, it's very nicely written. . . . It's such a treat . . . so much fun." ---Nancy Pearl, KUOW

"Fresh and original and a wonderful read. I loved it." ---Charlaine Harris

"Filled with detail and imagination, the quality of this achievement stands out." ---Peter F. Hamilton

Midnight Riot

Author Ben Aaronovitch

Narrated by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

Publication date Sep 28, 2012

Running time 10 hrs

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