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Moon Over Soho

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781409142898

Price: £25

ON SALE: 21st July 2011

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

Book 2 in the Rivers of London series, from Sunday Times Number One bestselling author Ben Aaronovitch.

Body and Soul. The song. That’s what London constable and sorcerer’s apprentice Peter Grant first notices when he examines the corpse of Cyrus Wilkins, part-time jazz drummer and full-time accountant, who dropped dead of a heart attack while playing a gig at Soho’s 606 Club. The notes of the old jazz standard are rising from the body – a sure sign that something about the man’s death was not at all natural but instead supernatural.

Body and soul – they’re also what Peter will risk as he investigates a pattern of similar deaths in and around Soho. With the help of his superior officer, Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, and the assistance of beautiful jazz aficionado Simone Fitzwilliam, Peter will uncover a deadly magical menace – one that leads right to his own doorstep and to the squandered promise of a young jazz musician: a talented trumpet player named Richard “Lord” Grant – otherwise known as Peter’s dear old dad.

Read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

(p) 2011 Orion Publishing Group

Reviews

You feel that Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, the narrator, is yarning away directly to you, and his deadpan delivery alloys the writer's zany wit to do its work.
THE TIMES
Highly entertaining
Sunday Express
Funny and wildly inventive
Mail on Sunday
Masterfully crafted ... gives the late, great Terry Pratchett a run for his money
The Sun
Ben Aaronovitch has created a wonderful world full of mystery, magic and fantastic characters. I love being there even more than the real London
Nick Frost
Charming, witty, exciting
Independent
An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups
The Times