|Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch|
Peter Grant, a probation police officer thinks his life and his career progression plan is pretty simple. Until one fateful night, where he assists with a murder investigation and takes a witness statement from a dead person. A ghost.
DCI Nightingale saves Peter from a lifetime of police-related paperwork by taking him on as an apprentice wizard. Suddenly reassigned to a completely different police department, Peter finds himself getting to know more about the supernatural underground goings on of the city.
A lot of the characters in the book are based on the historical rivers of London and when I spotted this article a couple of days ago it seemed like such a timely coincidence. In the novel, the rivers are people and have a considerable amount of power over things which happen in the city, so Peter needs to work hard to get some of them on side if he wants to solve his case.
The book picks up pace, possibly a little to it's detriment as I think it's ending would have benefited from more of the more mundane details which are so well written at the start. That said, it certainly didn't put me off reading to the end, and planning to look out the next books in the series, of which I believe there are currently two.
What have you been reading lately?