The ninth novel of the bestselling Rivers of London urban fantasy series returns to the adventures of Peter Grant, detective and apprentice wizard, as he solves magical crimes in the city of London.
There is a world hidden underneath this great city.
The London Silver Vaults—for well over a century, the largest collection of silver for sale in the world. It has more locks than the Bank of England and more cameras than a paparazzi convention.
Not somewhere you can murder someone and vanish without a trace—only that’s what happened.
The disappearing act, the reports of a blinding flash of light, and memory loss amongst the witnesses all make this a case for Detective Constable Peter Grant and the Special Assessment Unit.
Alongside their boss DCI Thomas Nightingale, the SAU find themselves embroiled in a mystery that encompasses London’s tangled history, foreign lands and, most terrifying of all, the North!
And Peter must solve this case soon, because back home his partner Beverley is expecting twins any day now. But what he doesn’t know is that he’s about to encounter something—and somebody—that nobody ever expects…
Effortlessly original, endlessly inventive and hugely entertaining—step into the world of the much-loved, bestselling Rivers of London series.
About the Author
Ben Aaronovitch started his writing career in screenwriting, most prominently on the TV show Doctor Who, before becoming a bookseller. He returned to writing with his London-based criminal investigative fantasy, The Rivers of London, which launched the thrilling and wry adventures of magician and police officer Peter Grant.
Praise for the Rivers of London series
“A low-income housing tower gone awry, an old enemy with a bone to pick...and a shocker of an ending—Broken Homes is a delight.” —Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times-bestselling author
“The most entertaining book that I have read in such a long time.... It’s very funny, it’s very clever, it’s very nicely written.... It’s such a treat.” —Nancy Pearl, bestselling author
“This series is a constant joy to read....I’ve been looking forward all year to find out what happened next, and the book did not disappoint.” —Genevieve Cogman, author of The Invisible Library “The prose is witty, the plot clever, and the characters incredibly likeable.” —Time Out
“Aaronovitch showcases a superlative blend of whimsy and grit in the eighth Rivers of London urban fantasy.... Jim Butcher meets Douglas Adams in this winning series installment.” —Publishers Weekly (starred)
“Amongst Our Weapons will clearly appeal to the legions of Aaronovitch fans, but those unfamiliar with the series will find a playful mix of the supernatural and the historical within in an intriguing murder mystery.” —The Canberra Times
“The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter.” —io9
“This book is, at its heart, a police procedural with an overlay of urban fantasy elements. The voice is persuasive and funny as all get-out, and the reader is engaged with the narrative from the very first page. Aaronovitch has written a diverse cast of characters who all feel like real people with their own specific motivations. This book is simply wonderful.” —RT Reviews (top pick)
“The Rivers of London series continues to shine as one of the best and most impressive urban fantasy series with Amongst our Weapons.” —The Unseen Library
“The Rivers of London is an incredibly addicting series of magic and wonder and mystery with snarky observations by Peter to liven things up.” —The Nameless Zine
“The most satisfying fantasy thriller to hit bookshelves in quite some time.” —SFX Magazine
“As always, Ben Aaronovitch takes the reader on an unforgettable ride into the fantastic.” —Starburst Magazine
“Aaronovitch makes the story sing, building momentum until the ending is literally breathless.” —SF Revu