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Rivers of London: Detective Stories

20 Dec

The most recent offering in Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London graphic novels series.

This one is four separate stories linked by the device of Peter Grant doing his final interview to ascertain whether he is suitable to be promoted to Detective Constable. The interviewer, Detective Inspector Chopra, has a little bit of trouble with the magical aspects of Peter’s job:

Chopra: I thought they were…
Peter: Exaggerating?
Chopra: Taking the piss.

We get to learn some interesting snippets from Peter’s past, get to see Lesley BEFORE she lost her face, and see Jaget Kumar, Kimberley Reynolds, Abigail Kamara, and Frank Caffey drawn for the first time. It’s interesting to me that they pretty much look like I had imagined them.

I am now eagerly awaiting the compendium version of the latest in the graphic novels series “Cry Fox”.

The Rivers of London series just keeps getting better and better.  The series is spread across novels, novellas, and graphic novels really giving something for everyone.

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