Peter Grant’s DETECTIVE STORIES start today!


The first issue in Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s fourth Rivers of London comic series is out today! Here’s the synopsis for DETECTIVE STORIES #1, published by Titan Comics

Self-contained magical crimes, as recounted by Detective Peter Grant to his superiors, as he takes the Detective exam. If you’ve ever wanted to try the mysterious world of Rivers of London, this is the perfect opportunity to get on board!

The issue is available in six different covers (pictured above and below).

The Peter Grant novels are published by Gollancz in the UK, Del Rey (1-3) and DAW Books (4-6) in the US, and is also available in a growing number of translations! For those who are only just discovering Ben’s Peter Grant series, Forbidden Planet put together a handy reader’s guide…

Next month, Ben Aaronovitch wants to tell us all some DETECTIVE STORIES…


Next month, Titan Comics are due to publish the first issue in Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s fourth Rivers of London comic series. Here’s the teaser synopsis for issue one DETECTIVE STORIES

Self-contained magical crimes, as recounted by Detective Peter Grant to his superiors, as he takes the Detective exam. If you’ve ever wanted to try the mysterious world of Rivers of London, this is the perfect opportunity to get on board!

The comic is being released with five variant covers — two above, three below.

Titan has also published the first three Rivers of London comic series: BODY WORK, NIGHT WITCH and BLACK MOULD.

Ben’s Peter Grant series of novels is published in the UK by Gollancz, in the US by Del Rey (1-3) and DAW Books (4-6), and widely in translation.

Covering the Collected BLACK MOULD…


Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s critically-acclaimed third Rivers of London comic series, BLACK MOULD will be published by Titan Comics in a collected edition next month! Above you can see the cover, and 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.

The cover and series artwork is by the always-excellent Lee Sullivan and Luis Guerrero.

In the continuity of the larger Peter Grant series, BLACK MOULD falls between the fifth novel FOXGLOVE SUMMER and the NIGHT WITCH comic series, and the upcoming THE FURTHEST STATION novella and the recently-released sixth novel THE HANING TREE. (Ben has a full continuity on his website.)

The Peter Grant novels are published in the UK by Gollancz, and in the US by Del Rey (1-3) and DAW Books (4-6). The Rivers of London comics are published by Titan Comics.

RIVERS OF LONDON: BLACK MOULD #5 out today!


The concluding issue in Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s RIVERS OF LONDON: BLACK MOULD comic series is out today! Published by Titan Comics in print and digital, here’s the synopsis…

London’s only trainee wizard cop, PC Peter Grant, has faced many strange and unusual foes, but confronting a sentient, vengeful black mould in the guise a form jazz musician?

That has to be a new one!

Titan Comics has also published the first two Rivers of London comic series — BODY WORK and NIGHT WITCH — both of which are now available as collected editions.

The BLACK MOULD comic series is set between the fifth and sixth Peter Grant novels: FOXGLOVE SUMMER and THE HANGING TREE. Both novels are published in the UK by Gollancz, and in the US by DAW Books.

Out today: RIVERS OF LONDON: BLACK MOULD #3


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Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s third Rivers of London series hits the half-way mark, as BLACK MOULD #3 is out today! Published 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.

#3: Full-time cop and trainee wizard PC Peter Grant finds himself knee-deep in shiitake when a virulent and apparently sentient black mould begins to drive people mad and, very soon, Peter finds himself with no mushroom to manoeuvre.

The first two series — BODY WORK and NIGHT WITCH — have now been released as collected editions (print and digital), also published by Titan Comics.

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RIVERS OF LONDON: BLACK MOULD is set between the fifth and sixth novels in the Peter Grant series: FOXGLOVE SUMMER and THE HANGING TREE. Both are published in the UK by GollanczFOXGLOVE SUMMER is out now in the US (DAW Books), Germany (DTV) and France (J’ai Lu); THE HANGING TREE is due out via the same publishers in 2017.

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NIGHT WITCH Arrives in Bookstores!


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The collected edition of RIVERS OF LONDON: NIGHT WITCH arrives in bookstores today! The second comic series set in Ben Aaronovitch‘s Peter Grant series, it 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!

The collection is also available digitally, from your regular e-comics retailers.

NIGHT WITCH is set between the novels FOXGLOVE SUMMER and the recently-published THE HANGING TREE, both of which are published in the UK by Gollancz, and DAW Books in the US. The third Rivers of London comic series, BLACK MOULD, is currently being published on a monthly basis.

The six Peter Grant novels (to date) have all been published in the UK by Gollancz, in Germany by DTV, and in the US by Del Rey (1-3) and DAW Books (4-6). The series has also been published widely in translation.

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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: 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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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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New RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK Cover, Trailer and Preview


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The release date for RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK #1 is nearly upon us (July 15th). BODY WORK is the highly-anticipated comic series set in the world of Ben Aaronovitch‘s best-selling Peter Grant series, due to be published by Titan Comics. The comics are also written by Ben Aaronovitch, in collaboration with Andrew Cartmel. and celebrate we have a few more things to share. First is the variant cover, above, based on a painting by Wayne Reynolds.

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!

Last week, Entertainment Weekly shared a trailer for the series…

And, finally, Comic Book Resources was given an exclusive preview of the first issue, which you can check out here. Here’s just a taste…

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For fans of the novel series, the comic is set between BROKEN HOMES (#4) and FOXGLOVE SUMMER (#5). The novels are published in the UK by Gollancz. The other books in the series are: RIVERS OF LONDON, MOON OVER SOHO and WHISPERS UNDERGROUND.