RIVERS OF LONDON: BLACK MOULD #1 Out Today!


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The first issue in Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s third Rivers of London comic series is out today! BLACK MOULD is published in print and digital by Titan Comics, here’s the synopsis…

It creeps! It crawls! It ooooozes! Something dark and slimy is dripping through the walls of suburban London. Not usually a police matter but there’s something very weird about this mould. Police Constable Peter Grant and his unwilling partner, Sahra Guleed, soon find themselves knee deep in killer muck! Meanwhile, their boss, Thomas Nightingale, is preparing to do battle against a haunted ice cream van. Good times

Above is the primary cover, but the issue is also available in four variants covers:

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Titan Comics also published the first two series, BODY WORK and NIGHT WITCH.

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BLACK MOULD is set between books five and six in the series, FOXGLOVE SUMMER and THE HANGING TREE (out in November!). The novels are all published in the UK by Gollancz, and have been published widely abroad and in translation. For more details, please see Ben’s author page.

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Covers & Details: RIVERS OF LONDON: BLACK MOULD Issue 1


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The third comic story-arc in Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s Rivers of London series is due to be published this October! RIVERS OF LONDON: BLACK MOULD will be published by Titan Comics. Above and below are the five variant covers for the first issue, which is tentatively scheduled to hit shelves on October 12th. Here’s the synopsis…

It creeps! It crawls! It ooooozes! Something dark and slimy is dripping through the walls of suburban London. Not usually a police matter but there’s something very weird about this mould. Police Constable Peter Grant and his unwilling partner, Sahra Guleed, soon find themselves knee deep in killer muck! Meanwhile, their boss, Thomas Nightingale, is preparing to do battle against a haunted ice cream van. Good times.

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Titan Comics have also published the first two Rivers of London comic series: BODY WORK and NIGHT WITCH.

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Ben’s Peter Grant series, of which the Rivers of London comics are a part, are published in the UK by Gollancz; in the US by Del Rey (1-3) and DAW Books (4-6); in Germany by DTV; and widely in translation. For more editions available, check out Ben’s author page.

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RIVERS OF LONDON: NIGHT WITCH #5 Out Today!


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The final issue in RIVERS OF LONDON: NIGHT WITCH is out today! Written by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel, the second Peter Grant comic series is published by Titan Comics. Here’s the synopsis…

Press-ganged into helping a Russian oligarch hunt his missing daughter, PC Peter Grant and his boss, Thomas Nightingale, London’s only wizarding cops, find themselves caught up in a battle between Russian gunmen, a monstrous forest creature – and their nemesis: The Faceless Man. But as Grant and Nightingale close in on the missing girl, they discover that nothing about this case is what it seems!

Artwork for the series is by Lee Sullivan and Paul McCaffrey.

NIGHT WITCH issues #1-4 are out now in print and digital. The first Peter Grant comic series, BODY WORK, is also available now as a paperback collection. The NIGHT WITCH collected edition is due to be published on October 19th, 2016. The third Rivers of London comic series, BLACK MOULD, is also due to debut in October 2016.

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The RIVERS OF LONDON: NIGHT WITCH series is set between FOXGLOVE SUMMER and the upcoming THE HANGING TREE — published in the UK by Gollancz, and in the US by DAW Books.

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RIVERS OF LONDON: NIGHT WITCH #4 Out Next Week!


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The fourth issue in NIGHT WITCH, Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s second RIVERS OF LONDON comic series, is out next week (July 22nd)! Released with a couple of covers (above), it is published by Titan Comics. Here’s the synopsis…

A police vehicle on a routine prison transfer in north London is stormed by Russian hoodlums seeking to free a very particular prisoner. Their target is a witch. A very powerful witch who doesn’t want to be free. Things rapidly turn very ugly for the hoods and it’s soon a job for full-time police constable and part-time wizard, Peter Grant.

Desperate to find his missing daughter, Russian oligarch Nestor Yakunin has resorted to extreme methods – he has kidnapped innocent civilians to force Peter Grant and Thomas Nightingale – London’s elite wizarding policemen – to help in the search. But you play with magic, you’re going to get burnt…

The first three issues of the series are, of course, still available in print and digital editions — so there’s some time to catch up! The first RIVERS OF LONDON comic series, BODY WORK, is also now available in a collected edition.

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RIVERS OF LONDON: NIGHT WITCH #3 Out Now!


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The third issue in RIVERS OF LONDON: NIGHT WITCH is out today! Published by Titan Comics, here’s the synopsis…

With a Russian Night Witch in custody, Peter and Nightingale should be having a lot more luck chasing down a rogue Leshy – a murderous spirit of the forest. But when the Russian Mafia are involved, nothing goes smoothly! Even worse, Lesley is back in London – and it’s anyone’s guess as to her agenda.

NIGHT WITCH is the second of Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s comic-series, based on Ben’s Peter Grant urban fantasy series. This comic series is set between FOXGLOVE SUMMER, and the upcoming THE HANGING TREE (out later this year). The first comic-series, RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK, is available now as a collected trade paperback, also published by Titan Comics.

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The novels are published in the UK by Gollancz, and in the US by Del Rey (1-3) and DAW Books (4-6) — they have also been published widely in translation.

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RIVERS OF LONDON: NIGHT WITCH #2 Out Tomorrow!


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The second issue in Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s RIVERS OF LONDON: NIGHT WITCH comic series is out tomorrow! Published by Titan Comics, here’s the synopsis…

Following a disastrous attempt to ‘recruit’ the witch, Vavara, a Russian oligarch turns his sights on Peter Grant and Thomas Nightingale – two of London’s finest policemen and its only wizards – to help recover his daughter – apparently kidnapped by dark elemental forces. But for Peter and Nightingale, a dark betrayal from the past is about rear its ugly head…

Ben’s Peter Grant series is published in the UK by Gollancz, and in the US by Del Rey (1-3) and DAW Books (4-6). The next book in the series is THE HANGING TREE, due out this summer. The series has also been published widely in translation (see Ben’s author page, or contact us for details).

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RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK Out Now in US


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The collected paperback of Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK is out now in the US! It had already been available digitally, but it hits shelves today in dead-tree format. Published by Titan Comics, here’s the synopsis…

Peter Grant looks look your average London police officer, but he is actually a part-time wizard in a very elite branch of the Metropolitan Police. It’s his job to investigate those crimes that regular cops don’t like to talk about because they often involve vampires or strange things in Underground tunnels.

Peter’s latest case features a self-driving killer automobile, a Serbian refugee, the Most Haunted Car in England, a handsome drug dealer with a nice paisley scarf and a seemingly harmless wooden bench with a dark past!

The comic series is set between books four and five in Ben’s Peter Grant urban fantasy series — BROKEN HOMES and FOXGLOVE SUMMER, both of which are published by Gollancz in the UK and DAW Books in the US. Here is the series to-date, including the upcoming THE HANGING TREE:

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RIVERS OF LONDON: NIGHT WITCH #1 Out Now!


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The first issue of RIVERS OF LONDON: NIGHT WITCH is out now! Written by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel, this is the second comic series set in Ben’s best-selling urban fantasy world. The series is published by Titan Comics. Here’s the synopsis…

A police vehicle on a routine prison transfer in north London is stormed by Russian hoodlums seeking to free a very particular prisoner. Their target is a witch. A very powerful witch who doesn’t want to be free. Things rapidly turn very ugly for the hoods and it’s soon a job for full-time police constable and part-time wizard, Peter Grant.

Titan Comics also published RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK, which is now available as a collection. This afternoon, between 6-7pm, Ben and Andrew will be at the Forbidden Planet Megastore in London, signing copies of the collection and also RIVERS OF LONDON: NIGHT WITCH #1. At the event, a special edition of the comic will be available. Here’s the exclusive variant cover…

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Ben’s Peter Grant series is published in the UK by Gollancz. So far, the series includes: RIVERS OF LONDON, MOON OVER SOHO, WHISPERS UNDERGROUND, BROKEN HOMES, FOXGLOVE SUMMER, and the upcoming THE HANGING TREE. The series is also published in the US by Del Rey (books 1-3) and DAW Books (4-6). The series has also been published widely in translation.

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RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK Signing Next Week


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An important date for your calendars: Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel will be at London’s Forbidden Planet next week, signing copies of the RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK collection and issues of RIVERS OF LONDON: NIGHT WITCH #1 — including an exclusive Ben Oliver variant (pictured below)! Ben and Andrew’s comic series are published by Titan Comics. Here’s the synopsis for BODY WORK

Peter Grant looks look your average London police officer, but he is actually a part-time wizard in a very elite branch of the Metropolitan Police. It’s his job to investigate those crimes that regular cops don’t like to talk about because they often involve vampires or strange things in Underground tunnels.

Peter’s latest case features a self-driving killer automobile, a Serbian refugee, the Most Haunted Car in England, a handsome drug dealer with a nice paisley scarf and a seemingly harmless wooden bench with a dark past!

Here, too, is the synopsis for the first issue of NIGHT WITCH

A police vehicle on a routine prison transfer in north London is stormed by Russian hoodlums seeking to free a very particular prisoner. Their target is a witch. A very powerful witch who doesn’t want to be free.

Things rapidly turn very ugly for the hoods and it’s soon a job for full-time police constable and part-time wizard, Peter Grant.

RIVERS OF LONDON: NIGHT WITCH issue one is published on March 16th, 2016. Series artwork is by Lee Sullivan and Luis Guerrero.

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RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK is out now…


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The first collected edition of Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s Rivers of London comic series is available now in the US and digitally in the UK. Published by Titan Comics, it collects the six issues of RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK. Here’s the synopsis…

Peter Grant looks look your average London police officer, but he is actually a part-time wizard in a very elite branch of the Metropolitan Police. It’s his job to investigate those crimes that regular cops don’t like to talk about because they often involve vampires or strange things in Underground tunnels. 

Peter’s latest case features a self-driving killer automobile, a Serbian refugee, the Most Haunted Car in England, a handsome drug dealer with a nice paisley scarf and a seemingly harmless wooden bench with a dark past! 

Ben and Andrew’s second Rivers of London comic series, NIGHT WITCH, starts later this month (check back soon for more details). Here are the covers for the RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK single issues and variant covers…

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Covers & Details: RIVERS OF LONDON – NIGHT WITCH


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After the tremendous success of RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK, next year Titan Comics will be publishing Ben Aaronovitch‘s and Andrew Cartmel‘s second RIVERS OF LONDON comic mini-series, NIGHT WITCH! The covers (above) were first unveiled on io9. Here’s a mini-synopsis for the new series…

A police vehicle on a routine prison transfer in north London is stormed by Russian hoodlums seeking to free a very particular prisoner. Their target is a witch. A dangerously powerful witch who doesn’t want to be free. Things rapidly turn ugly for the hoods and it’s soon a job for full-time police constable and part-time wizard, Peter Grant.

NIGHT WITCH is set between FOXGLOVE SUMMER and the upcoming THE HANGING TREE, which is due to be published in July 2016. The first issue of the new comic series will go on sale on March 16th, 2016. There are plans for a signing at London’s Forbidden Planet on release day — details to come.

The Peter Grant series is published in the UK by Gollancz, in the US by Del Rey and DAW Books, and has been published widely in translation. See Ben’s page for details.

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RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK #5 Out Tomorrow


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Issue five in Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK comic series is released tomorrow! Published by Titan Comics, here is the synopsis…

A battered old harmless wooden stall? A snazzy sports car turned homicidal killer? A pack of wayward rich kids? Like pieces of a weaponizsed jigsaw puzzle, the links between these three apparently unrelated things are becoming lethally clear to full-time London cop and part-time wizard Peter Grant

The comics are set between the fourth and fifth novels in Ben’s Peter Grant series — BROKEN HOMES and FOXGLOVE SUMMER. The series is gorgeously illustrated by Lee Sullivan and coloured by Luis Guerrero. As we reported a couple of weeks ago, Ben was interviewed by the Amazon Kindle blog about the RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK series — more on that here.

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The Peter Grant novels are published in the UK by Gollancz, in the US by Del Rey (#1-3) and DAW Books (#4-6), in Germany by DTV, in France by J’ai Lu, and widely elsewhere in publication.

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Ben Aaronovitch Interviewed by Amazon about RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK


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Last week, Ben Aaronovitch was interviewed for Amazon’s Kindle Blog about his new comic series, RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK. Co-authored by Andrew Cartmel, the comics are set between books four and five of Ben’s Peter Grant urban fantasy series. Here are a couple of snippets from the interview…

Amazon: Have the comics enabled you to explore anything that the books didn’t allow, and is there anything that you’d like to explore in future series?

BEN: The books are written in a very strict first-person narrative style and the comics are much looser – you can follow other characters, do quick one panel flashbacks, memories and other omniscient narrator stuff – which opens up a wide array of possibilities of expanding the world beyond the books.

There are also jokes and action sequences that wouldn’t work within the prose style of the books. Surprise splash pages, rapid chronological intercutting and ironic caption/image counterpoints are tools that aren’t available to me in the books allowing me to expand the story in new ways…

Amazon: Both the comics and the books include rich detail about local history, myths, and legends.  What do you enjoy most about the research process?

BEN: The best thing about research is that it’s not actually work in any way or form. Actually that’s not the best thing; the best thing is finding out stuff that you never knew – like the existence of a coffee shop on the Thames in the 18th Century that was called ‘The Folly’. Things like that just drop into your lap and seamlessly integrate into your story as if you’d planned them from the start – it makes you look good.

The first four issues of the comic, published by Titan Comics, are out now. Issue 5 is out next month. The series is illustrated by Lee Sullivan and coloured by Luis Guerrero. Here’s the synopsis…

Peter Grant is one of only two members of a very special branch of London’s Metropolitan Police. He is, in fact, pretty much a wizard and it’s his job to investigate those shadowy crimes that involve urban vampires, weird folk in the underground and, in this case, why cars are suddenly taking on lives of their own and killing innocent folk

The Peter Grant series is published in the UK by Gollancz; in the US by Del Rey and DAW Books; in Germany by DTV; in France by J’ai Lu; and in multiple other territories and languages.

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RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK #4 Out Now


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The fourth issue of Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s comic series RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK is out now. Published by Titan Comics, it is a story set between the fourth and fifth books in the novel series — BROKEN HOMES and FOXGLOVE SUMMER. Here’s the synopsis…

What’s the link between a circle of wizards killed in the Second World War, a homicidal car and an ancient ducking stool used to torture young girls? London cops Peter Grant and his boss, Inspector Nightingale, are in a race to find out before more people die!

The series is illustrated by Lee Sullivan, and coloured by Luis Guerrero.

In related news, readers of The Londonist have voted Ben’s Peter Grant series as the Best London Novels — the ‘runaway winner’ in the poll, in fact: ‘… the author is particularly good at setting key scenes in real London locations. Throw in a family of water nymphs representing the lost rivers of London, and you have the perfect fiction for London geeks…‘ We wholeheartedly agree!

The series is published in the UK by Gollancz. The next novel in the series, THE HANGING TREE, is due to be published mid-2016.

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RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK #3 Out Tomorrow


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The third issue in Ben Aaronovitch‘s RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK comic series is out tomorrow. Based on his best-selling and critically-acclaimed Peter Grant urban fantasy series, the comics are published by Titan Comics (in print an digital). Here’s the synopsis for #3…

The members – all two of them – of London’s most secret police force are on the trail of a self-driving killer car. But it takes something weird to catch something weird and soon they are behind the wheel of  – The Most Haunted Car in England!

The series is co-authored by Andrew Cartmel; art by Lee Sullivan; colours by Luis Guerrero.

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RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK is set between books four and five — BROKEN HOMES and FOXGLOVE SUMMER. The series is published in the UK by Gollancz; in the US by Del Rey and DAW Books; and has been published widely in translation. (More details can be found on his author page, and by contacting us.) The next novel in the series will be THE HANGING TREE.

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