This month, Panini releases the NACHTHEXE in Germany!


Later this month (25th), Panini are due to publish the German edition of NIGHT WITCH, the second story-arc in Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s Rivers of London comic series! Published in Germany as NACHTHEXE, here’s the synopsis…

Als die junge Tochter eines wohlhabenden russischen Oligarchen scheinbar von einem mythischen Monster entführt wird, sehen sich die Ermittler der Londoner Polizei für paranormale FällePeter Grant und sein Boss Thomas Nightingale – gezwungen bei der Suche zu helfen. Es dauert nicht lange, da befinden sie sich im Kreuzfeuer russischer Banden und stehen einer monströsen Waldkreatur sowie ihrem Erzfeind, dem Gesichtslosen Magier, gegenüber.

Panini has also published the first story-arc in the series, BODY WORK, as AUTOWAHN. The series artwork is by Lee Sullivan (art) and Luis Guerrero (colours).

The series, now available in a collected edition, is published in English by Titan Comics. Here’s the English-language 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!

Titan Comics has published all of the English-language editions of the Rivers of London series to date: BODY WORK, NIGHT WITCH, BLACK MOULD, DETECTIVE STORIES, CRY FOX, WATER WEED, and the recently-completed ACTION AT A DISTANCE.

NIGHT WITCH is an all-new story that takes place before the sixth Peter Grant novel, THE HANGING TREE. The series of novels is published in the UK by Gollancz, the US by Del Rey (1-3) and DAW Books (4-), in Germany by DTV, and widely in translation around the world.

Read the latest RIVERS OF LONDON Action in digital…


The fourth (and final) issue in Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s latest Rivers of London series, ACTION AT A DISTANCE, is now available in a digital edition! Here’s the series synopsis…

Uncover the secret World War II history of Peter Grant’s mentor, the mysterious Nightingale!

October, 1957. A serial killer terrorising the women of Cumbria has moved to the streets of London, with Constable Angus Strallen hot on his heels. But this murderer has special abilities, and Strallen soon realises he needs the help of an old friend from the front lines who can match this madman’s power – London’s own wizarding police officer, Thomas Nightingale. As the pair move in closer, it quickly becomes clear that murder is not this man’s only intent.

The artwork for the ACTION AT A DISTANCE comics are by Brian Williamson (art) and Stefani Renne (colours).

All of the Rivers of London comics to date have been published by Titan Comics. ACTION AT A DISTANCE is the seventh story arc, following BODY WORK, NIGHT WITCH, BLACK MOULD, DETECTIVE STORIES, CRY FOX and WATER WEED (all of which are now available as collected print and digital editions).

Nielsen Silver Bestseller Award for Ben Aaronovitch’s RIVERS OF LONDON!


We’re very happy to report that Ben Aaronovitch has been awarded a Nielsen Bestseller Award for his first Peter Grant novel, RIVERS OF LONDON! Ben received a Silver Award for the novel, marking 250,000 sales in the UK! Here’s Ben with his award…

Photo Credit: Marta Rekaa (used with permission of Nielsen)

The series, which now comprises seven novels and a novella (with more of both on the way), is published in the UK by Gollancz. Here’s the synopsis for the first book, in case you have somehow managed to miss it…

My name is Peter Grant and until January I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit – we do paperwork so real coppers don’t have to — and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May. Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluble, and that brought me to the attention of Inspector Nightingale, the last wizard in England.

Now I’m a Detective Constable and a trainee wizard, the first apprentice in fifty years, and my world has become somewhat more complicated: nests of vampires in Purley, negotiating a truce between the warring god and goddess of the Thames, and digging up graves in Covent Garden… and there’s something festering at the heart of the city I love, a malicious vengeful spirit that takes ordinary Londoners and twists them into grotesque mannequins to act out its drama of violence and despair.

The spirit of riot and rebellion has awakened in the city, and it’s falling to me to bring order out of chaos — or die trying.

The Peter Grant series is published in the US by Del Rey (1-3), DAW Books (4-7) and Subterranean Press (novellas). The series has also been published widely in translation.

A couple of new RIVERS OF LONDON comics out today…


Today, Titan Comics releases two new additions to Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s Rivers of London comic series. First up, the print, comic-store edition of the fourth issue in the latest story-arc, ACTION AT A DISTANCE. Here’s the (very brief) synopsis…

Occult secrets of World War II revealed as Peter digs into fan-favorite Nightingale’s past!

ACTION AT A DISTANCE series artwork is by Brian Williamson (art) and Stefani Renne (colours). The digital edition of the issue is due to be published on January 30th.

Also out now is the digital edition of WATER WEED collected edition (the print edition was released late last year). Here’s the synopsis…

Two rogue river goddesses tangle wizarding cop Peter Grant in a sordid drug-smuggling operation in a new story from Ben Aaronovitch, set in his best-selling Rivers of London novel series!

Spring Breakers meets Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels on the banks of the Thames! Collects Rivers of London: Water Weed #1-4.

Wizarding cop Peter and river spirit Beverley are drawn into a sordid cannabis-smuggling operation, controlled by London’s new queenpin of crime – the brutal and beautiful Hoodette! Can they overcome corruption, or will they be fatally entangled in the weed?

WATER WEED series artwork is by Lee Sullivan, with colours by Luis Guerrero.

The Rivers of London comic series is based on characters created by Ben for his best-selling, critically-acclaimed Peter Grant series of novels. The seventh book in that series, LIES SLEEPING, was published recently by Gollancz (UK) and DAW Books (US).

Andrew Cartmel is also the author of the critically-acclaimed Vinyl Detective series, published by Titan Books.

ACTION AT A DISTANCE #3 out today!


Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s third ACTION AT A DISTANCE issue is out today in print and digital!

The World War II secrets of Nightingale’s past catch up with him in the latest story in Ben Aaronovitch’s best selling series.

ACTION AT A DISTANCE is the seventh Rivers of London comic series by Ben and Andrew, all of which are published by Titan Comics. The artwork for this series is by Brian Williamson.

The comic series is based on characters from Ben’s Peter Grant series, published by Gollancz (UK), Del Rey, DAW Books (US) and Subterranean Press (US novellas). Andrew is also the author of the Vinyl Detective series, published by Titan Books.

‘Fresh and vibrant, addictive, amusing, and true to the source!’Fantasy Faction on the Rivers of London comics

Nightingale’s ACTION continues AT A DISTANCE…


Above you can see the rather awesome cover for ACTION AT A DISTANCE #4, the final issue in Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s seventh Rivers of London comic series. Due to be published by Titan Comics on January 30th, here’s the succinct synopsis…

The occult secrets of World War II and fan-favorite mentor Nightingale are revealed, in the climax of this new story in Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London – the award-winning urban fantasy series with over 700,000 physical sales!

Series artwork by Brian Williamson and Stefani Renne.

Titan Comics has published all of the Rivers of London comics to date: BODY WORK, NIGHT WITCH, BLACK MOULD, DETECTIVE STORIESCRY FOX and WATER WEED.

The comics are based on characters from Ben’s Peter Grant series, which is published by Gollancz (UK), Del Rey and DAW Books (US) and widely in translation. The latest novel in the series, LIES SLEEPING, was published last month.

The Third Issue of ACTION AT A DISTANCE, soon in your hands!


Above you can see the striking cover for the third issue in Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s ACTION AT A DISTANCE! The seventh Rivers of London comic series, here’s the synopsis…

The World War II secrets of Nightingale’s past catch up with him in the latest story in Ben Aaronovitch’s best selling series.

Series artwork is by Brian Williamson (art) and Stefani Renne (colours).

All of the Rivers of London comic series have been published by Titan Comics. The third issue of ACTION AT A DISTANCE is due to be published on December 19th, 2018.

In Deutschland passiert etwas Seltsames… (THE OCTOBER MAN)


Yesterday, Gollancz announced that they have acquired Ben Aaronovitch‘s next Peter Grant novella! Gollancz will be publishing THE OCTOBER MAN in June 2019 in the UK. The novella will be published simultaneously in North America by Subterranean Press.

Here’s what Ben had to say about the upcoming book and deal:

‘So you thought Britain was the only country with cops who do magic? Think again. I’m very happy that Gollancz are willing to continue my foray into novellas. The series has always had lots of avid fans in Germany and I thought it was about time they had their own character and we learnt what their wizards have been up to.’

Here’s the synopsis…

Tobias Winter has been assigned to the Abteilung KDA — the Department for Complex and Unspecific Matters.

Despite the intriguing department name, as Winter explains, dealing with the strange and the supernatural is ‘actually 90% paperwork’. But this is a story about the other 10% of the job: the life-threatening danger part.

This is a tale about the Queen of the Harvest, the October Man, and the little-known time the vineyard around Trier started to eat people…

Winter may be P.C. Peter Grant’s German counterpart, but surviving this investigation is entirely down to him…

Here’s what Gollancz and Subterranean Press had to say about the deal…

‘The novella is becoming an increasingly successful and vibrant format in publishing and, as the success of his bestselling novella THE FURTHEST STATION showed, Ben Aaronovitch is gifted at writing them,’ said Gillian Redfearn, Publishing Director of Gollancz. ‘It’s fabulous to welcome a new detective to the Rivers of London universe.’

‘We’re delighted to be publishing signed, numbered and lettered editions of THE OCTOBER MAN, on the heels of our first novella with Ben, THE FURTHEST STATION,’  adds William Schafer, publisher of Subterranean Press. ‘With its unrivalled wit and rightfully beloved characters, the Rivers of London series is one of our favourites. We’re so pleased to be a part of its story.’

Gollancz has published all of the Peter Grant novels in the UK. Subterranean Press also published the first novella, THE FURTHEST STATION in North America. The novels are published in North America by Del Rey (1-3) and DAW Books (4-7). The series has been published widely in translation, with more editions on the horizon!

Learn a little more about Nightingale’s past in ACTION AT A DISTANCE #2 – out today!


The second issue in RIVERS OF LONDON: ACTION AT A DISTANCE is out today in print and digital! Written by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel, here’s the synopsis…

Wizarding cop Peter Grant delves deeper into the secret past of his mentor Nightingale.

That’s… a pretty short synopsis. In this seventh Rivers of London comic series, Peter Grant uncovers his mentor’s occult service during World War II! Series art is by Brian Williamson, and colours by Stefani Renne.

Featuring characters from Ben Aaronovitch’s best-selling, critically-acclaimed Peter Grant series, ACTION AT A DISTANCE #2 is published by Titan Comics. Titan has also published the first six series, all of which are now available in collected digital and paperback editions.

All of Ben’s Peter Grant novels and novellas are published in the UK by Gollancz. The series is published in North America by Del Rey (1-3), DAW Books (4-7) and Subterranean Press (novellas). The series has also been published in many different languages around the world.

Andrew Cartmel is the author of the Vinyl Detective series, published by Titan Books.

LIES SLEEPING is out now in North America!


Ben Aaronovitch‘s highly-anticipated new, seventh Peter Grant novel, LIES SLEEPING is out now in the UK! Published by DAW Books, here’s the synopsis…

Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run.

Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice.

But even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long term plan.

A plan that has its roots in London’s two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees.

To save his beloved city Peter’s going to need help from his former best friend and colleague — Lesley May — who brutally betrayed him and everything he thought she believed in. And, far worse, he might even have to come to terms with the malevolent supernatural killer and agent of chaos known as Mr Punch…

LIES SLEEPING is also out now in the UK, published by Gollancz (who have published all of the books in the series). The rest of the series is published in North America by Del Rey (1-3), DAW Books (4-7) and Subterranean Press (novellas). The series has also been published widely in translation.

No more sleeps until LIES SLEEPING!


Ben Aaronovitch‘s highly-anticipated new Peter Grant novel, LIES SLEEPING is out now in the UK! Lose sleep as you stay up all night reading the seventh novel in the best-selling series, published by Gollancz. Here’s the synopsis…

Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run.

Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice.

But even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long term plan.

A plan that has its roots in London’s two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees.

To save his beloved city Peter’s going to need help from his former best friend and colleague — Lesley May — who brutally betrayed him and everything he thought she believed in. And, far worse, he might even have to come to terms with the malevolent supernatural killer and agent of chaos known as Mr Punch…

LIES SLEEPING is due to be published in North America by DAW Books next week (November 20th). All of the Peter Grant novels (and the first novella) are published in the UK by Gollancz. The series is published in North America by Del Rey (1-3), DAW Books (4-) and Subterranean Press (novellas). The series has also been published widely in translation.

Fans of the series can also meet Ben as he tours the UK signing copies of the new novel. Here are the details:

New German Dramatization of DIE FLÜSSE VON LONDON!


Audible Germany has released an exclusive, German-language dramatization of Ben Aaronovitch‘s first Peter Grant novel! RIVERS OF LONDON, published in Germany as DIE FLÜSSE VON LONDON, is published in print, eBook and regular-audio book by DTV. Here’s the synopsis…

Die Spiegel-Bestseller rund um Police Constable Peter Grant und seine magischen Kriminalfälle gibt es jetzt erstmals als Audible Original Hörspiel: witzig, britisch und bis zum Schluss voller spannender Rätsel.

Peter Grant ist Police Constable in London mit einer ausgeprägten Begabung fürs Magische. Dies stellt er fest, als er zum Tatort eines grausamen Mordes beordert wird und pflichtbewusst beginnt, einen Zeugen zu befragen, der sich jedoch ziemlich schnell als Geist herausstellt. Von da ab wird Peters Leben kompliziert, denn Inspector Thomas Nightingale, Exzentriker, Jaguar-Fahrer und letzter Zauberer Englands macht ihn kurzerhand zu seinem Lehrling. Eine zauberhafte Aufgabe, die Peters Wissen über Verbrechensbekämpfung, Latein und das Leben an sich auf die Probe stellt.

“Die Flüsse von London” ist der erste Teil der “Magischen Fälle des Peter Grant”-Reihe vom britischen Erfolgsautor Ben Aaronovitch.

DTV has published the whole Peter Grant series to date in Germany.

The Peter Grant series is published in the UK by Gollancz; in the US by Del Rey, DAW Books and Subterranean Press; and has been published widely in translation.

Today: ACTION AT A DISTANCE, in your hands!


The first issue in Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s latest Rivers of London comic series, ACTION AT A DISTANCE is out today! Published by Titan Comics in print and digital editions, here’s the to-the-point synopsis…

The secret history of Nightingale is revealed for the first time, as wizarding cop, Peter Grant uncovers his mentor’s occult service in World War II!

This series has a new art team, too: Brian Williamson (art) and Stefani Renne (colours).

Titan Comics has also published the first six Rivers of London comic series, all of which are now available in collected editions (paperback and digital).

First four Rivers of London Comic Series Boxset out soon!


We’re very happy to report that the first three Rivers of London comic series by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s will be available in a box set at the end of the month! Published by Titan Comics on October 31st, here’s the synopsis…

Dive in at the beginning of the bestselling cops and wizards series from chart-topping author (and comics writer) Ben Aaronovitch, with this Box Set Edition of the first three graphic novels! A stunning box set edition of the bestselling first three graphic novels in the Rivers of London sequence, including a set of Rivers of London postcards! Starring Ben Aaronovitch’s laconic trainee wizard and budding detective, Peter Grant, these all-new adventures are essential parts of the smash-hit novel continuity!

In the first volume, Body Work, Police Constable Peter Grant and his boss, Thomas Nightingale, tackle a car on a killing spree-without a driver. In Night Witch, Peter and Nightingale are caught up in a battle between Russian gunmen, a monstrous forest creature – and their nemesis: The Faceless Man. In the third volume, Black Mould, something dark and slimy is dripping through the walls of suburban London, so Peter is joined by a reluctant partner, Sahra Guleed!

The fourth, fifth and sixth series are also available as collected editions: DETECTIVE STORIES, CRY FOX and WATER WEED. The next series, ACTION AT A DISTANCE begins soon!

The collected edition of RIVERS OF LONDON: WATER WEED is out this week!


The graphic novel edition of Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s sixth Rivers of London comic series, WATER WEED is out this week! Published by Titan Comics, it collects all four issues from the series into a single paperback (or eBook) edition. Here’s the synopsis…

Two rogue river goddesses tangle wizarding cop Peter Grant in a sordid drug-smuggling operation in a new story from Ben Aaronovitch, set in his best-selling Rivers of London novel series!

Spring Breakers meets Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels on the banks of the Thames!

Wizarding cop Peter and river spirit Beverley are drawn into a sordid cannabis-smuggling operation, controlled by London’s new queenpin of crime – the brutal and beautiful Hoodette! Can they overcome corruption, or will they be fatally entangled in the weed?

Titan Comics has published all of the Rivers of London comics to date (with more to come!).