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The Hanging Tree

The Sixth PC Grant Mystery

By Ben Aaronovitch
Read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

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The sixth outing for PC Peter Grant sees him back in London and facing up to the terrifying legacy of London's hangings. Unabridged edition read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith.

Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of PC Peter Grant or the Folly, even when they happen at an exclusive party in one of the most expensive apartment blocks in London. But Lady Ty's daughter was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favour.

Plunged into the alien world of the super-rich, where the basements are bigger than the house and dangerous, arcane items are bought and sold on the open market, a sensible young copper would keep his head down and his nose clean. But this is Peter Grant we're talking about.

He's been given an unparalleled opportunity to alienate old friends and create new enemies at the point where the world of magic and that of privilege intersect. Assuming he survives the week . . .

Read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

Features an audio exclusive interview with Ben Aaronovitch and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith.

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Biographical Notes

Ben Aaronovitch grew up as part of a famously engaged and lively North London family. He has written for many TV series including Doctor Who and been a bookseller. His Peter Grant novels have been hugely successful and he now writes full time. He still lives in London, the city he likes to refer to as 'the capital of the world'.

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  • Publication date: 24 Nov 2016
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Ben Aaronovitch is a master of metropolitan magical mayhem and the action is delightful. This is a tight thriller that is compelling and buckets of fun. — STARBURST
The Hanging Tree is definitely one of the best in the Grant/Aaronovitch pantheon. There again, so have most of the previous books in the series and the odds are the next one probably will be too. — The Bookbag
Aaronovitch deftly balances urban fantasy with the police procedural. As for Grant, he's a wonderful blend of laconic copper and, methodically researching how magic works, full-on nerd. — Crime Scene
This series is brilliant! — Teen Librarian
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