We have an update regarding Ben Aaronovitch‘s highly-anticipated sixth novel, THE HANGING TREE! We are very happy to report that, as revealed recently, the book is now scheduled for a November 3rd release in the UK! Due to be published by Gollancz, it is the sixth instalment in the best-selling, critically-acclaimed Peter Grant urban fantasy series. Here’s the synopsis…

The sixth outing for PC Peter Grant in this bestselling series sees him back in London and facing up to the terrifying legacy of London’s hangings.

Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of PC Peter Grant or the Folly, even when they happen at an exclusive party in one of the most expensive apartment blocks in London. But Lady Ty’s daughter was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favour.

Plunged into the alien world of the super-rich, where the basements are bigger than the house and dangerous, arcane items are 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…

Gollancz’s publisher, Gillian Redfearn said of the news, THE HANGING TREE is fantastic – a mystery set in the heart of London and drawing on the city’s rich history and culture to add depth and a little London magic to a gripping story. It’s a treat to read, and a welcome early Christmas present for fans of Ben Aaronovitch and PC Peter Grant.’

An audiobook edition is due to be published on November 24th, 2016. It will be narrated by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, who has masterfully narrated the other novels.

The first five novels in the series have also been published in the UK by Gollancz: RIVERS OF LONDON, MOON OVER SOHO, WHISPERS UNDERGROUND, BROKEN HOMES, and FOXGLOVE SUMMER. The series is published in the US by Del Rey (1-3) and DAW Books (4-6), and has been published in Germany (DTV), France (J’ai Lu), and in a host of other languages. More details can be found on Ben’s author page, and also by getting in touch with us.


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