RIVERS OF LONDON: BLACK MOULD Forbidden Planet Exclusive out tomorrow!


Tomorrow, Forbidden Planet will have an exclusive, signed edition of the RIVERS OF LONDON: BLACK MOULD collected edition! Written by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Carmel, here’s the synopsis…

CSI meets Harry Potter in this fantastic new graphic novel from Ben Aaronovitch, writer of the bestselling Rivers of London novel series!

Something dark and slimy is dripping through the walls of suburban London. Not the usual stuff, this mould is possessed by some dark power full of bad intentions.

Looks like it’s another case for London’s one and only trainee wizard cop, Police Constable Peter Grant, and his reluctant partner, Sahra Guleed!

BLACK MOULD and the first two comic series, BODY WORK and NIGHT WITCH, are all part of Ben’s best-selling Peter Grant urban fantasy series, and published by Titan Comics.

The series novels are published by Gollancz in the UK, Del Rey (1-3) and DAW Books (4-6) in the US, and widely in translation. The whole series is also available in audio, narrated by Holdbrook-Smith. The next book in the series will be THE FURTHEST STATION, the first novella in the series, published by Gollancz in the UK and Subterranean Press in the US.

DETECTIVE STORIES signing tomorrow at Forbidden Planet London!


Ben Aaronovitch and artist Lee Sullivan will be at the Forbidden Planet Megastore in London tomorrow from 1-2pm signing copies of their new Rivers of London comic series, DETECTIVE STORIES!

Follow the continuing adventure of Peter Grant, and the special branch of the Met who deal with magic and the supernatural!

Peter Grant has come a long way since first entering that particular special branch of London’s Metropolitan Police. With his hard-earned powers and a flair for the supernatural, it’s his job to investigate those shadowy crimes that involve urban vampires and weird folk in the Underground!

Set in the million-selling Rivers of London series, this comic adventure entitled DETECTIVE STORIES contains four self-contained magical crimes, as recounted by Detective Peter Grant to his superiors!

A Forbidden Planet-exclusive edition of of DETECTIVE STORIES #1 (pictured above) and BLACK MOULD collected edition will also be available at the event. The series is published by Titan Comics. Titan Comics has published all of the Rivers of London comics to date: BODY WORK, NIGHT WITCH and BLACK MOULD.

In case you are new to Peter Grant’s story, FP have put together this handy reader’s guide, which includes a timeline for the various books in the series…

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.

Ben Aaronovitch’s DER GALGEN VON TYBURN jetzt im Buchhandel!


Continuing Ben Aaronovitch‘s busy week, THE HANGING TREE is out now in Germany! Published by DTV as DER GALGEN VON TYBURN, here’s the synopsis for the sixth Peter Grant novel…

In seinem sechsten Fall muss der fabelhafte Peter Grant

  •  ein verschollenes altes Buch wiederfinden
  • einen verdächtigen Todesfall auf einer Party der Reichen und Schönen Londons aufklären
  • versuchen, es sich dabei nicht völlig mit Lady Ty zu verderben
  • vermeiden, vom Gesichtslosen ins Jenseits befördert zu werden
  • sich mit einem ganzen Haufen rauflustiger Amerikaner herumschlagen, die definitiv zu viel ›24‹ gesehen haben.

Kurz: Peter bekommt die einzigartige Gelegenheit, es sich mit alten Freunden zu verderben und sich dabei jede Menge neue Feinde zu machen. Mal vorausgesetzt, er überlebt die kommende Woche.

DTV has published all six of the Peter Grant novels in Germany, in print and audio.

The novel is published in the UK by Gollancz, and in the US by DAW Books. Here’s the English-language synopsis for THE HANGING TREE

Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of Police Constable Peter Grant or the Folly—London’s police department for supernatural cases—even when they happen at an exclusive party in one of the flats of the most expensive apartment blocks in London. But the daughter of Lady Ty, influential goddess of the Tyburn river, was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favor.

Plunged into the alien world of the super-rich, where the basements are bigger than the houses, where the law is something bought and sold on the open market, a sensible young copper would keep his head down and his nose clean.

But this is Peter Grant we’re talking about.

He’s been given an unparalleled opportunity to alienate old friends and create new enemies at the point where the world of magic and that of privilege intersect. Assuming he survives the week…

The series is published in the UK by Gollancz, in the US by Del Rey (1-3) and DAW Books (4-6), and has been published widely in translation.

RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK out now in Czech!


Ben Aaronovitch‘s first Rivers of London comic series, BODY WORK, is now available in Czech! Published by Argo as ŘEKY LONDÝNA: ČAROJÍZDA, here’s the synopsis…

Další magický případ Petera Granta — tentokrát v KOMIKSU!

Grant patří k velmi zvláštní londýnské policejní jednotce. Je na plný úvazek policistou, na částečný čarodějem. Pracuje na velmi neobvyklých zločinech – na těch, které zavánějí magií a nejrozmanitějšími podivnostmi, které vyhřezávají z temného londýnského podsvětí. Zatím poslední případ začíná na první pohled dokonale neškodným autem a jeho záhadným vražedným řáděním – bez řidiče. A než se stihnete vzpamatovat, je na scéně bosenský uprchlík, nejstrašidelnější auto v Anglii, partička teenagerů sjetých ketaminem a zejména – prostá dřevěná židle s nepěkně temnou minulostí…

RIVERS OF LONDON: BODY WORK is published in English by Titan Comics, as are the next two story arcs in the comic series: NIGHT WITCH and BLACK MOULD. Here’s the English-language 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!

The first four of Ben’s Peter Grant novels have been published in Czechia by Argo:

The series is published in the UK by Gollancz and in the US by Del Rey (1-3) and DAW Books (4-6).

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.

Ben Aaronovitch’s Peter Grant series has been nominated for a Hugo!


Ben Aaronovitch‘s critically-acclaimed, best-selling Peter Grant series has been nominated for a Hugo Award in the Best Series category!

The series is currently comprised of RIVERS OF LONDON, MOON OVER SOHO, WHISPERS UNDERGROUND, BROKEN HOMES, FOXGLOVE SUMMER and THE HANGING TREE. The series is published by Gollancz in the UK, and in the US by Del Rey (1-3) and DAW Books (4-6). The novels have also been widely published in translation. A new novella, THE FURTHEST STATION is out later this year, published by Gollancz (UK) and Subterranean Press (US). Ben is also writing an ongoing comic series with Andrew Cartmel, published by Titan Comics.

Here’s the synopsis for the first novel in the series…

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 voluable, 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.

Winners of the awards will be announced at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki, Finland, on August 11th.

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.

Peter Grant heads to THE FURTHEST STATION…


This September, Gollancz is will be publishing THE FURTHEST STATION, a brand new hardback novella in the bestselling Peter Grant series by Ben Aaronovitch! The novella will be available a little earlier in the US, as Subterranean Press will be releasing two limited editions in June! Here’s the synopsis…

There have been ghosts on the London Underground, sad, harmless spectres whose presence does little more than give a frisson to travelling and boost tourism. But now there’s a rash of sightings on the Metropolitan Line and these ghosts are frightening, aggressive and seem to be looking for something.

Enter PC Peter Grant junior member of the Metropolitan Police’s Special Assessment unit a.k.a. The Folly a.k.a. the only police officers whose official duties include ghost hunting. Together with Jaget Kumar, his counterpart at the British Transport Police, he must brave the terrifying the crush of London’s rush hour to find the source of the ghosts.

Joined by Peter’s wannabe wizard cousin, a preschool river god and Toby the ghost hunting dog their investigation takes a darker tone as they realise that a real person’s life might just be on the line.

And time is running out to save them.

THE FURTHEST STATION is Ben’s first novella starring PC Peter Grant. The unabridged audio edition – read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (who has narrated all of the UK audiobook editions for the series) – and eBook edition will be published simultaneously in the UK.

Here’s what Ben had to say about the book: ‘This is my first novella and I suddenly understood the appeal of the form to both writers and readers. Novellas allow you to tell a story in a very elegant, streamlined fashion. Something you can read quickly but without feeling cheated at the end. I may write more.’

Gollancz has published all of the novels in the series to date in the UK: RIVERS OF LONDON, MOON OVER SOHO, WHISPERS UNDERGROUND, BROKEN HOMES, FOXGLOVE SUMMER and THE HANGING TREE. In the US, Del Rey has published the first three novels, and DAW Books has published books four to six. The series has been published in Germany by DTV, in France by J’ai Lu, and extensively in other territories. (See Ben’s author page for more information.)

Three Rivers of London comic series have been published by Titan Comics.

The BLACK MOULD continues to spread!


In case yesterday’s North American release of THE HANGING TREE wasn’t enough, today sees the release of RIVERS OF LONDON: BLACK MOULD #3! The third part of the third Rivers of London comic is published by Titan Comics. Written by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel, here’s the synopsis…

Peter Grant: policeman, trainee wizard and now pest controller. Joined by fellow officer and Muslim ninja, Sahra Guleed, the two are trying to contain an outbreak of vindictive black mould that seems to be going after the rich and heartless.

But after a successful mission, the mould has penetrated the headquarters of London’s crime-fighting magical practitioners – The Folly – and the shitake is about to get real…

Artwork for the series is by Lee Sullivan and Luis Guerrero, and the cover (above) is by Rachael Stott. The issue will also be available with two variant covers, by Lee Sullivan and Lorena Assisi:

Titan Comics also publishes the first two Rivers of London series: BODY WORK and NIGHT WITCH, which have been released as single-volume trade paperbacks:

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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New Simplified Germany Edition of RIVERS OF LONDON


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A new edition of Ben Aaronovitch‘s critically-acclaimed, best-selling RIVERS OF LONDON is available in Germany. Published by Spaß am Lesen Verlag, DIE FLÜSSE VON LONDON is presented in a simplified German for younger readers. Here’s the synopsis…

Ein grausiger Mord, mitten in London. Am Tatort macht der junge Polizist Peter Grant eine Entdeckung. Der einzige Zeuge ist – ein Geist. Peter Grant wird Zauberlehrling. Im Dienst der Polizei jagt er den Mörder. Aber der Unbekannte schlägt zurück…

Da kommt er aus dem Schatten der Säule.

Er ist durchsichtig. Er sieht aus wie ein richtiger Mensch.

Aber er ist durchsichtig. Verdammt noch mal!

Ich kann durch ihn hindurchsehen.

The first in the Peter Grant urban fantasy series, all of which have (to date) been published in Germany by DTV. Here are the covers…

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RIVERS OF LONDON is published in the UK by Gollancz, in the US by Del Rey (as MIDNIGHT RIOT), and has been published widely in translation.

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RIVERS OF LONDON: BLACK MOULD #2 out now!


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Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s third Rivers of London comic series continues apace: BLACK MOULD #2 is published today by Titan Comics! Here’s the synopsis…

There’s a mould problem in South London. Not the usual stuff that smells funny and can be hell on the lungs. This mould is possessed by some dark power full of bad intentions and it’s another case for London’s one and only trainee wizard cop, PC Peter Grant!

Titan Comics also published the first two series — BODY WORK and NIGHT WITCH. The first has already been published as a collected edition, while the second collection is due out later this month.

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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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