Ben Aaronovitch’s DIE FÜCHSE VON HAMPSTEAD HEATH Out Now in Audio!


The audiobook edition of Ben Aaronovitch‘s DIE FÜCHSE VON HAMPSTEAD HEATH is out now! The German edition of WHAT ABIGAIL DID THAT SUMMER, it is published by GoyaLiT, and narrated by Dietmar Wunder.

Es ist Ferienzeit in London und Abigail, Peter Grants lästige Cousine, kann mehr oder weniger tun und lassen, was sie will. Was bei allen, die sie kennen, eigentlich die Alarmglocken schrillen lassen sollte. Doch Peter ist irgendwo auf dem Land auf Einhornjagd, sodass niemand Abigail davon abhält, magischen Unfug zu treiben — und einem Geheimnis auf die Spur zu kommen: In der Gegend von Hampstead Heath verschwinden immer wieder Teenager. Nach kurzer Zeit tauchen sie wieder auf, unverletzt, aber ohne eine Erinnerung, wo sie waren. Wer hat sie fortgelockt — und warum? Unterstützt von einer Bande sprechender (und ziemlich eingebildeter) Füchse stürzt sich Abigail ins magische Abenteuer.

It is published in the UK by Gollancz and in North America by Subterranean Press. It is the first novella set in the Rivers of London world to star Abigail Kamara.

DIE FÜCHSE VON HAMPSTEAD HEATH and Ben’s other Rivers of London novels and novellas are also all published in Germany in print and eBook, by DTV. GoyaLiT has also published them all as audiobooks in Germany.

Ben Aaronovitch’s DIE FÜCHSE VON HAMPSTEAD HEATH is out now!


Ben Aaronovitch‘s latest novella, WHAT ABIGAIL DID THAT SUMMER is now available in Germany! The first novella to star Abigail Kamara, it’s published by DTV as DIE FÜCHSE VON HAMPSTEAD HEATH, and translated by Christine Blum. Here’s the synopsis…

Eine magisch begabte Cousine

Es ist Ferienzeit in London und Abigail, Peter Grants lästige Cousine, kann mehr oder weniger tun und lassen, was sie will. Was bei allen, die sie kennen, eigentlich die Alarmglocken schrillen lassen sollte. Doch Peter ist irgendwo auf dem Land auf Einhornjagd, sodass niemand Abigail davon abhält, magischen Unfug zu treiben – und einem Geheimnis auf die Spur zu kommen: In der Gegend von Hampstead Heath verschwinden immer wieder Teenager. Nach kurzer Zeit tauchen sie wieder auf, unverletzt, aber ohne eine Erinnerung, wo sie waren. Wer hat sie fortgelockt – und warum? Unterstützt von einer Bande sprechender (und ziemlich eingebildeter) Füchse stürzt sich Abigail ins magische Abenteuer.

The novella is published in the UK by Gollancz and in North America by Subterranean Press. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Ghost hunter, fox whisperer, troublemaker.

It is the summer of 2013 and Abigail Kamara has been left to her own devices. This might, by those who know her, be considered a mistake.

While her cousin, police constable and apprentice wizard Peter Grant, is off in the sticks chasing unicorns, Abigail is chasing her own mystery. Teenagers around Hampstead Heath have been going missing but before the police can get fully engaged, the teens return home – unharmed but vague about where they’ve been.

Aided only by her new friend Simon, her knowledge that magic is real, and a posse of talking foxes that think they’re spies, Abigail must venture into the wilds of Hampstead to discover who is luring the teenagers and more importantly – why?

DTV has published all of Ben’s Rivers of London novels and novellas in Germany to date.

The comic series set in the same world, co-authored by Andrew Cartmel, are published in Germany by Panini (and Titan Comics in English).

Quick Reminder: DIE FÜCHSE VON HAMPSTEAD HEATH is Out Next Week!


Just a quick reminder that Ben Aaronovitch‘s WHAT ABIGAIL DID LAST SUMMER is out next week in Germany (September 17th)! Published by DTV as DIE FÜCHSE VON HAMPSTEAD HEATH, here’s the synopsis…

Eine magisch begabte Cousine

Es ist Ferienzeit in London und Abigail, Peter Grants lästige Cousine, kann mehr oder weniger tun und lassen, was sie will. Was bei allen, die sie kennen, eigentlich die Alarmglocken schrillen lassen sollte. Doch Peter ist irgendwo auf dem Land auf Einhornjagd, sodass niemand Abigail davon abhält, magischen Unfug zu treiben – und einem Geheimnis auf die Spur zu kommen: In der Gegend von Hampstead Heath verschwinden immer wieder Teenager. Nach kurzer Zeit tauchen sie wieder auf, unverletzt, aber ohne eine Erinnerung, wo sie waren. Wer hat sie fortgelockt – und warum? Unterstützt von einer Bande sprechender (und ziemlich eingebildeter) Füchse stürzt sich Abigail ins magische Abenteuer.

DTV has published all of Ben’s Rivers of London novels and novellas in Germany. (The comic series is published in Germany by Panini.)

The novella, the first to star Abigail Kamara, is set in the Rivers of London world. It’s published in the UK by Gollancz, and in North America by Subterranean Press. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Ghost hunter, fox whisperer, troublemaker.

It is the summer of 2013 and Abigail Kamara has been left to her own devices. This might, by those who know her, be considered a mistake.

While her cousin, police constable and apprentice wizard Peter Grant, is off in the sticks chasing unicorns, Abigail is chasing her own mystery. Teenagers around Hampstead Heath have been going missing but before the police can get fully engaged, the teens return home – unharmed but vague about where they’ve been.

Aided only by her new friend Simon, her knowledge that magic is real, and a posse of talking foxes that think they’re spies, Abigail must venture into the wilds of Hampstead to discover who is luring the teenagers and more importantly – why?

‘Aaronovitch’s trademark humor is the highlight of his ninth Rivers of London urban fantasy (after FALSE VALUE). Here, he focuses on London teenager Abigail Kamara, a supporting character in previous books who’s occasionally assisted apprentice wizard Peter Grant, a member of a supernatural branch of the Metropolitan Police… Kamara is an endearing protagonist who is more than capable of carrying future books. Series fans are sure to enjoy this.’ — Publishers Weekly

WHAT ABIGAIL DID THAT SUMMER focuses of Abigail Kamara, Peter’s precocious teenage cousin who has caught the scent of magic and wants to know more, despite all the dangers. Abigail is intelligent, curious and very much the trouble-maker… Aaronovitch quickly finds a voice for Abigail; she’s smart and nerdy, brave and wise enough to stay alive, but really not very cautious. One of the novella’s gags come in form of various footnotes explaining her youthful turn of phrase, which is actually quite handy for the older reader. Oh, and it has the most charming map of Hampstead Heath we’ve seen in a long while, and it’s almost worth it just for that. This is a nice change of style and pace for fans of the series and a great introduction for those looking for a fun fantasy read.’ — Starburst (5* Review!)

‘Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London uni­verse keeps sending new rivulets in unex­pected directions… Abigail is smart and curi­ous, a wonderful combination but one that also puts her in peril… Not only does Aaronovitch’s writing bring Abigail fully to life, it also builds a story that is worthy of her and delivers potent insights about being a teenage girl, which is doubly remarkable because it’s not a perspective you often see out­side YA fiction…’ — Locus

‘I doubt I really need to recommend WHAT ABIGAIL DID THAT SUMMER to people who have read other parts of the series, but for those that have not, it is a great place to start, with an entertaining mix of humour, suspense, and a perfectly crafted world.’ — Indiependent

DIE FLÜSSE VON LONDON: MOTOREN, MAGIE UND MÄRCHEN Out in Three Weeks!


German fans of Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel‘s Rivers of London comics, your wait is almost over: the eighth collected story arc, MOTOREN, MAGIE UND MÄRCHEN is out in three weeks! Due to be published by Panini, on August 31st, here’s the synopsis…

Neue Fälle für Star — Ermittler Peter Grant!

Man sagt: „Der geplatzte Reifen ist nie weit von der Rennstrecke entfernt.“ Vielleicht sagt man das auch nicht, aber wenn das Rennauto eines jungen, aufstrebenden Rennfahrers aus England in den Niederlanden angespült wird und eine gänzlich ungewöhnliche Fracht enthält, muss man als Ermittler zumindest nicht lange darüber nachdenken, ob man die Geschehnisse eines illegalen Straßenrennens in Essex genauer unter die Lupe nehmen sollte.

Also begibt sich Detective Inspector Peter Grant in seinem orangefarbenen ‘asbo’ Ford Focus auf die Strecke, um die Rennszene von innen zu durchleuchten. Peter merkt schnell, dass die illegale Rennszene ein eigenes Reich ist … fast schon ein magisches Märchenland! Im neusten Fall des zaubernden Ermittlers Peter Grant verbindet Ben Aaronovitch einmal mehr seine Liebe für Krimi, Magie und schnelle Autos zu einer großartigen Geschichte.

Panini has also published the first seven collected editions in Germany.

THE FEY AND THE FURIOUS (as well as the other Rivers of London comic series) are published in the UK and North America by Titan Comics. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Detective Inspector Peter Grant is back in an all-new comic miniseries from author Ben Aaronovitch!

Trouble never lies far from the race track. When a flash car belonging to a young boy racer from England washes up in the Netherlands with a bagload of unusual cargo, it’s evident there is more than meets the eye happening at street races held in an Essex car park.

Enter Detective Inspector Peter Grant. Fresh from suspension, he takes to the track in his orange ‘asbo’ Ford Focus to try and infiltrate the big leagues. But Peter soon finds himself sucked back into an Otherworld — a real-life fairyland!

Newcomers to the Rivers of London comics, novels and novellas might find this new readers guide/chronology handy…

All of Ben’s Rivers of London novels and novellas are published in Germany by DTV.

The novels and novellas are published in the UK by Gollancz. The novels are published in North America by Del Rey (1-3), DAW Books (4-) and Subterranean Press (novellas).

Andrew Cartmel’s acclaimed Vinyl Detective mystery series are published by Titan Books in the UK and North America.

Cover & Details: DIE FÜCHSE VON HAMPSTEAD HEATH by Ben Aaronovitch


This September, we’re happy to report that German-speaking fans of Ben Aaronovitch‘s Rivers of London/Peter Grant series will be able to buy the German edition of his latest novella, WHAT ABIGAIL DID THAT SUMMER. Due to be published on September 17th by DTV, as DIE FÜCHSE VON HAMPSTEAD HEATH, the novella has been translated by Christine Blum. Here’s the synopsis…

Eine magisch begabte Cousine

Es ist Ferienzeit in London und Abigail, Peter Grants lästige Cousine, kann mehr oder weniger tun und lassen, was sie will. Was bei allen, die sie kennen, eigentlich die Alarmglocken schrillen lassen sollte. Doch Peter ist irgendwo auf dem Land auf Einhornjagd, sodass niemand Abigail davon abhält, magischen Unfug zu treiben – und einem Geheimnis auf die Spur zu kommen: In der Gegend von Hampstead Heath verschwinden immer wieder Teenager. Nach kurzer Zeit tauchen sie wieder auf, unverletzt, aber ohne eine Erinnerung, wo sie waren. Wer hat sie fortgelockt – und warum? Unterstützt von einer Bande sprechender (und ziemlich eingebildeter) Füchse stürzt sich Abigail ins magische Abenteuer.

The novella is published in the UK by Gollancz and in North America by Subterranean Press. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Ghost hunter, fox whisperer, troublemaker.

It is the summer of 2013 and Abigail Kamara has been left to her own devices. This might, by those who know her, be considered a mistake.

While her cousin, police constable and apprentice wizard Peter Grant, is off in the sticks chasing unicorns, Abigail is chasing her own mystery. Teenagers around Hampstead Heath have been going missing but before the police can get fully engaged, the teens return home – unharmed but vague about where they’ve been.

Aided only by her new friend Simon, her knowledge that magic is real, and a posse of talking foxes that think they’re spies, Abigail must venture into the wilds of Hampstead to discover who is luring the teenagers and more importantly – why?

DTV has published all of Ben’s Rivers of London novels and novellas in Germany to date.

The comic series set in the same world, co-authored by Andrew Cartmel, are published in Germany by Panini (and Titan Comics in English).

Audio Spotlight: Ben Aaronovitch’s EIN WEISSER SCHWAN IN TABERNACLE STREET


In case you missed it, we wanted to raise awareness that Ben Aaronovitch‘s best-selling, critically-acclaimed Peter Grant series of novels and novellas are available in Germany as audiobooks. This includes the latest novel, FALSE VALUE, which is published in Germany as an audiobook by Jumbo Verlag. Narrated by Dietmar Wunder, here’s the synopsis for EIN WEISSER SCHWAN IN TABERNACLE STREET

Peter Grant, unser Lieblings-Bobby und Zauberlehrling, ist suspendiert und zumindest für eine Weile kein Bobby mehr. Dafür wird er in Zukunft im Privatleben umso mehr gefordert sein, was ihn zu gleichen Teilen mit Panik und Begeisterung erfüllt. Um nicht untätig herumzusitzen und Nägel zu kaufen, heuert er bei der Serious Cybernetics Company an, dem neuesten Projekt des Internet-Genies Terrence Skinner. Und prompt holt die Magie ihn wieder ein. Denn in den Tiefen der SCC ist ein Geheimnis verborgen, eine geheime magische Technologie, die zurückreicht bis weit ins 19. Jahrhundert, das Zeitalter von Ada Lovelace und Charles Babbage. Und die brandgefährlich ist für die Welt.

Jumbo Verlag has published the audiobooks for all of Ben’s Peter Grant/Rivers of London books in Germany, to date. The German print and eBook editions are published by DTV.

Audible Germany has also been producing some full-cast audio dramas, the first four of which are out now: DIE FLÜSSE VON LONDON, SCHWARZER MOND ÜBER SOHO, EIN WISPERN UNTER BAKER STREET, and DER BÖSE ORT.

Out Now: FINGERHUT-SOMMER and DER GALGEN VON TYBURN Audio Collection!


For those German fans of Ben Aaronovitch‘s best-selling Peter Grant series who prefer to get their fiction orally, we’re very happy to report that there’s a new two-book audiobook edition! Published by GoyaLiT, it includes FINGERHUT-SOMMER and DER GALGEN VON TYBURN

Fingerhut-Sommer Peter Grant fühlt sich normalerweise schon unwohl, wenn er London auch nur ein paar Kilometer weit hinter sich lässt. Doch nun wird er in die tiefste Provinz geschickt: in einen kleinen Ort in Herefordshire, wo sich Fuchs, Hase und der Dorfpolizist gute Nacht sagen. Es werden zwei Kinder vermisst und ihr Verschwinden erfolgte möglicherweise unter magischen Umständen. Zum Glück unterstützt ihn die hübsche Flussgöttin Beverley Brook bei seinen Ermittlungen des Aufruhrs und der Rebellion.

Der Galgen von Tyburn Peter Grant ermittelt in einem magie-verdächtigen Todesfall, in den Olivia, die Tochter der Flussgöttin Tyburn, verwickelt zu sein scheint. Als wäre das nicht heikel genug, wird Peter der verschollene dritte Band der Principia von Sir Isaac Newton zum Verkauf angeboten. Doch hinter dem wertvollen Buch ist auch ein Trupp amerikanischer Zauberer her und noch so manch anderer. Peter läuft zu Hochform auf und versucht dabei Lady Ty nicht zu verärgern und nicht von dem Gesichtslosen Magier ins Jenseits befördert zu werden. 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.

GoyaLiT has also published two collections featuring the first four novels, as well as the novels and novellas individually.

The German print editions of the series are published by DTV.

The fifth and sixth books in the international best-selling series, the books are published as FOXGLOVE SUMMER and THE HANGING TREE in English — in the UK by Gollancz, and in North America by DAW Books. Here’s the English-language synopsis for FOXGLOVE SUMMER

In the fifth of his bestselling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London – to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children. But while you can take the London copper out of London you can’t take the London out of the copper.

Travelling west with Beverley Brook, Peter soon finds himself caught up in a deep mystery and having to tackle local cops and local gods. And what’s more all the shops are closed by 4pm…

The latest novel in the series, FALSE VALUE is out now, published by Gollancz (UK), DAW Books (North America) and DTV (Germany). The latest novella, WHAT ABIGAIL DID THAT SUMMER is also out now, published by Gollancz (UK) and Subterranean Press (North America).

This Week: DER GEIST IN DER BRITISH LIBRARY…


The German edition of TALES FROM THE FOLLY, Ben Aaronovitch‘s acclaimed first Rivers of London short story collection, is out this week (on the 18th, to be exact)! Published by DTV as DER GEIST IN DER BRITISH LIBRARY UND ANDERE GESCHICHTEN AUS DEM FOLLY, here’s the synopsis…

Neues aus London: Ein Muss für alle Peter-Grant-Fans!

Stories aus dem ›Flüsse von London‹-Kosmos: Freuen Sie sich auf originelle, witzige, unheimliche Geschichten über Peter, Nightingale, Abigail, Agent Reynolds und Tobias Winter. Lesen Sie, wer (oder was) in einer einsamen Autobahnraststätte umgeht, wer immer noch auf den Regalen einer bekannten Londoner Buchhandlung herumspukt und was genau eigentlich mit dem Fluss Lugg passiert ist…

DTV has published all of Ben’s Rivers of London/Peter Grant books in Germany so far, many of which have been bestsellers (often debuting high in the German book charts).

TALES FROM THE FOLLY is out now in the UK and North America, published in eBook by JABberwocky. A special edition is available in North America this month, published by Subterranean Press. The collection is also available as an audiobook, published by Orion Audio (UK) and Tantor Media (North America). Here’s the synopsis…

Return to the world of Rivers of London in this first short story collection from bestselling author, Ben Aaronovitch. Tales from the Folly is a carefully curated collection that gathers together previously published stories and brand new tales in the same place for the first time.

Each tale features a new introduction from the author, filled with insight and anecdote offering the reader a deeper exploration into this absorbing fictional world. This is a must read for any Rivers of London fan.

Join Peter, Nightingale, Abigail, Agent Reynolds and Tobias Winter for a series of perfectly portioned tales. Discover what’s haunting a lonely motorway service station, who still wanders the shelves of a popular London bookshop, and what exactly happened to the River Lugg…

With an introduction from internationally bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, Charlaine Harris.

This collection includes:
The Home Crowd Advantage
The Domestic
The Cockpit
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Granny
King of The Rats
A Rare Book of Cunning Device
A Dedicated Follower of Fashion
Favourite Uncle
Vanessa Sommer’s Other Christmas List
Three Rivers, Two Husbands and a Baby
Moments One-Three

Coming Soon: TALES FROM THE FOLLY in Germany!


TALES FROM THE FOLLY, Ben Aaronovitch‘s first Rivers of London short story collection was very well-received when it was published last year. Today, we have some great news for fans of the series in Germany: on March 3rd, 2021, DTV are due to publish the German edition of the book! Published as DER GEIST IN DER BRITISH LIBRARY UND ANDERE GESCHICHTEN AUS DEM FOLLY, here’s the synopsis…

Neues aus London: Ein Muss für alle Peter-Grant-Fans!

Stories aus dem ›Flüsse von London‹-Kosmos: Freuen Sie sich auf originelle, witzige, unheimliche Geschichten über Peter, Nightingale, Abigail, Agent Reynolds und Tobias Winter. Lesen Sie, wer (oder was) in einer einsamen Autobahnraststätte umgeht, wer immer noch auf den Regalen einer bekannten Londoner Buchhandlung herumspukt und was genau eigentlich mit dem Fluss Lugg passiert ist…

DTV has published all of Ben’s Rivers of London/Peter Grant books in Germany so far, many of which have been bestsellers (often debuting high in the German book charts).

TALES FROM THE FOLLY is out now in the UK and North America, published in eBook by JABberwocky. The collection is also available as an audiobook, published by Orion Audio (UK) and Tantor Media (North America). Here’s the synopsis…

Return to the world of Rivers of London in this first short story collection from bestselling author, Ben Aaronovitch. Tales from the Folly is a carefully curated collection that gathers together previously published stories and brand new tales in the same place for the first time.

Each tale features a new introduction from the author, filled with insight and anecdote offering the reader a deeper exploration into this absorbing fictional world. This is a must read for any Rivers of London fan.

Join Peter, Nightingale, Abigail, Agent Reynolds and Tobias Winter for a series of perfectly portioned tales. Discover what’s haunting a lonely motorway service station, who still wanders the shelves of a popular London bookshop, and what exactly happened to the River Lugg…

With an introduction from internationally bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, Charlaine Harris.

This collection includes:
The Home Crowd Advantage
The Domestic
The Cockpit
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Granny
King of The Rats
A Rare Book of Cunning Device
A Dedicated Follower of Fashion
Favourite Uncle
Vanessa Sommer’s Other Christmas List
Three Rivers, Two Husbands and a Baby
Moments One-Three

The collection is currently a Kindle Monthly Deal, too, in the UK (only £1.99) and India (₹149).

(A special edition will be available soon in North America, via Subterranean Press — more details to come.)

FALSE VALUE Shortlisted for the 2020 Leserpreis!


We’re very happy to report that Ben Aaronovitch‘s eighth Peter Grant novel, FALSE VALUE is shortlisted for the 2020 Leserpreis in the Fantasy & Science Fiction category! The Leserpreis is presented by LovelyBooks, Germany’s largest online book community. Voting in this final round is open until Tuesday.

Published in Germany by DTV, as EIN WEISSER SCHWAN IN TABERNACLE STREET, the novel also spent quite some time on the German book bestseller charts. Here’s the synopsis…

Peter Grant ist suspendiert…

Peter Grant, unser Londoner Lieblings-Bobby und Zauberlehrling, steht vor völlig neuen privaten Herausforderungen. Welche ihn zu gleichen Teilen mit Panik und Begeisterung erfüllen. Beruflich bekommt er es mit der Serious Cybernetics Corporation zu tun, dem neuesten Projekt des Internet-Genies Terrence Skinner. Und prompt holt die Magie ihn wieder ein. Denn in den Tiefen der SCC ist ein Geheimnis verborgen: eine geheime magische Technologie, die bis weit ins 19. Jahrhundert zurückreicht, dem Zeitalter von Ada Lovelace und Charles Babbage. Und die brandgefährlich ist für die gesamte Welt.

DTV has published all of Ben’s Peter Grant/Rivers of London books in Germany to date (novels and novellas), many of which have been bestsellers.

DIE FLÜSSE VON LONDON: WASSERGRAS out now in Germany!


WATER WEED, the sixth Rivers of London comics collection, is now available in Germany! Written by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel, the book is published by Panini as DIE FLÜSSE VON LONDON: WASSERGRAS, here’s the synopsis…

Als zwei der weniger braven Flussgöttinnen, Chelsea und Olympia, beschließen, sich nebenbei ein paar Extra-Pfund zu verdienen, geraten Peter und Bev völlig unvermittelt in eine schmutzige Cannabis-Schmuggeloperation der sehr magischen Art, die von Londons neuer Königin des Verbrechens kontrolliert wird — der ebenso brutalen wie schönen Hoodette! Der kriminellverhexte Fall gerät schnell außer Kontrolle und selbst mit ihren vereinten Fähigkeiten kommen der Detektiv und die Göttin an die Grenzen ihrer Kräfte.

Panini has also published the first five series collected editions in Germany: AUTOWAHN (BODY WORK), DIE NACHTHEXE (NIGHT WITCH), SCHWARZSCHIMMEL (BLACK MOULD), DETEKTIVGESCHICTEN (DETECTIVE STORIES), and FUCHSGESCHREI (CRY FOX).

The comics are published in English by Titan Comics. Here’s the English-language synopsis for WATER WEED

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?

The Rivers of London novels and novellas are published in Germany by DTV.

The series is published in the UK by Gollancz; in North America by Del Rey (1-3), DAW Books (4-) and Subterranean Press (novellas); and in a growing number of translated editions around the world.

Ben Aaronovitch’s EIN WEISSER SCHWAN IN TABERNACLE STREET out now!


Ben Aaronovitch‘s EIN WEISSER SCHWAN IN TABERNACLE STREET is out now! The German edition of FALSE VALUE, the eighth novel in the author’s internationally bestselling Peter Grant/Rivers of London series, it’s published by DTV. Here’s the synopsis…

Peter Grant, unser Londoner Lieblings-Bobby und Zauberlehrling, steht vor völlig neuen privaten Herausforderungen. Welche ihn zu gleichen Teilen mit Panik und Begeisterung erfüllen. Beruflich bekommt er es mit der Serious Cybernetics Company zu tun, dem neuesten Projekt des Internet-Genies Terrence Skinner. Und prompt holt die Magie ihn wieder ein. Denn in den Tiefen der SCC ist ein Geheimnis verborgen: eine geheime magische Technologie, die bis weit ins 19. Jahrhundert zurückreicht, dem Zeitalter von Ada Lovelace und Charles Babbage. Und die brandgefährlich ist für die gesamte Welt.

All of Ben’s Peter Grant novels and novellas to date have been published in Germany by DTV.

FALSE VALUE is published in the UK by Gollancz, and DAW Books in North America. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Peter Grant is facing fatherhood, and an uncertain future, with equal amounts of panic and enthusiasm.

Leaving his old police life behind, he takes a job with Silicon Valley tech genius Terrence Skinner’s new London start up: the Serious Cybernetics Corporation.

Drawn into the orbit of Old Street’s famous ‘silicon roundabout’, Peter must learn how to blend in with people who are both civilians and geekier than he is. Compared to his last job, Peter thinks it should be a doddle.

But magic is not finished with the Met’s first trainee wizard in fifty years…

Because a secret is hiding somewhere in the building. A technology that stretches back to Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, and forward to the future of artificial intelligence. A secret that is just as magical as it technological – and twice as dangerous.

Ben’s latest novella set in the same world, THE OCTOBER MAN, is also set in Germany and features a new protagonist: Tobias Winter. It is published by Gollancz in the UK, Subterranean Press in North America, and DTV in Germany.

Eyes Open: Peter Grant Invades Germany’s U-Bahn!


We are very grateful to Elisa for sharing with us photos of these posters for Ben Aaronovitch‘s two latest books in Germany! Up in various subway stations, we think that’s rather excellent, and wanted to share them here, too.

The two books features are EIN WEISSER SCHWAN IN TABERNACLE STREET (FALSE VALUE, the eighth Peter Grant novel); and DIE FLÜSSE VON LONDON – SCHWARZER MOND ÜBER SOHO, an omnibus edition including the first two novels (RIVERS OF LONDON and MOON OVER SOHO).

Both books are published in Germany by DTV, who have published all of Ben’s books set in this world. The omnibus is out now. Here’s the synopsis for EIN WEISSER SCHWAN IN TABERNACLE STREET, which is due out in Germany on October 23rd…

Peter Grant ist suspendiert…

Peter Grant, unser Londoner Lieblings-Bobby und Zauberlehrling, steht vor völlig neuen privaten Herausforderungen. Welche ihn zu gleichen Teilen mit Panik und Begeisterung erfüllen. Beruflich bekommt er es mit der Serious Cybernetics Corporation zu tun, dem neuesten Projekt des Internet-Genies Terrence Skinner. Und prompt holt die Magie ihn wieder ein. Denn in den Tiefen der SCC ist ein Geheimnis verborgen: eine geheime magische Technologie, die bis weit ins 19. Jahrhundert zurückreicht, dem Zeitalter von Ada Lovelace und Charles Babbage. Und die brandgefährlich ist für die gesamte Welt.

The series is published in the UK by Gollancz; in North America by Del Rey (1-3), DAW Books (4-) and Subterranean Press (novellas). The series has also been published widely in translation. Here’s the English-language synopsis for FALSE VALUE

Peter Grant is facing fatherhood, and an uncertain future, with equal amounts of panic and enthusiasm.

Leaving his old police life behind, he takes a job with Silicon Valley tech genius Terrence Skinner’s new London start up: the Serious Cybernetics Corporation.

Drawn into the orbit of Old Street’s famous ‘silicon roundabout’, Peter must learn how to blend in with people who are both civilians and geekier than he is. Compared to his last job, Peter thinks it should be a doddle.

But magic is not finished with the Met’s first trainee wizard in fifty years…

Because a secret is hiding somewhere in the building. A technology that stretches back to Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, and forward to the future of artificial intelligence. A secret that is just as magical as it technological – and twice as dangerous.

Finally, here’s the poster graphic…

New Rivers of London Omnibus Edition out in Germany!


The first two novels in Ben Aaronovitch‘s internationally-bestselling Peter Grant/Rivers of London series are published in Germany today in a new omnibus edition! Published by DTV, the two novels are: DIE FLÜSSE VON LONDON and SCHWARZER MOND ÜBER SOHO. Here’s the new edition’s synopsis, which is a great place for new readers to start…

Der Doppelband für Neueinsteiger

Die Anfänge der unglaublichen Laufbahn des Peter Grant, seines Zeichens Police Constable in London − mit einer ausgeprägten Begabung fürs Magische. Ein Umstand, der seinen Vorgesetzten nicht entgeht. Und schon nimmt Peters Karriere eine gänzlich unerwartete Wendung: Er wird Zauberlehrling, der erste in England seit fünfzig Jahren! Das große Abenteuer beginnt.

DTV has published all of Ben’s novels and novellas in Germany, in print and audiobook. The eight novel, FALSE VALUE, is due to be published in Germany as EIN WEISSER SCHWAN IN TABERNACLE STREET, on October 23rd.

The series is published in the UK by Gollancz: RIVERS OF LONDON, MOON OVER SOHO, WHISPERS UNDERGROUND, BROKEN HOMES, FOXGLOVE SUMMER, LIES SLEEPING, FALSE VALUE.

Here’s the English-language synopsis for book one (in case you’ve somehow managed to miss this 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 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.

Coming Soon: Ben Aaronovitch’s EIN WEISSER SCHWAN IN TABERNACLE STREET!


In late October, DTV is due to published EIN WEISSER SCHWAN IN TABERNACLE STREET, the German edition of Ben Aaronovitch‘s FALSE VALUE! The eighth novel in the author’s internationally bestselling Peter Grant/Rivers of London series, here’s the synopsis…

Peter Grant, unser Londoner Lieblings-Bobby und Zauberlehrling, steht vor völlig neuen privaten Herausforderungen. Welche ihn zu gleichen Teilen mit Panik und Begeisterung erfüllen. Beruflich bekommt er es mit der Serious Cybernetics Company zu tun, dem neuesten Projekt des Internet-Genies Terrence Skinner. Und prompt holt die Magie ihn wieder ein. Denn in den Tiefen der SCC ist ein Geheimnis verborgen: eine geheime magische Technologie, die bis weit ins 19. Jahrhundert zurückreicht, dem Zeitalter von Ada Lovelace und Charles Babbage. Und die brandgefährlich ist für die gesamte Welt.

DTV has published all of Ben’s Peter Grant novels and novellas in Germany to date. FALSE VALUE is published in the UK by Gollancz, and DAW Books in North America. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Peter Grant is facing fatherhood, and an uncertain future, with equal amounts of panic and enthusiasm.

Leaving his old police life behind, he takes a job with Silicon Valley tech genius Terrence Skinner’s new London start up: the Serious Cybernetics Corporation.

Drawn into the orbit of Old Street’s famous ‘silicon roundabout’, Peter must learn how to blend in with people who are both civilians and geekier than he is. Compared to his last job, Peter thinks it should be a doddle.

But magic is not finished with the Met’s first trainee wizard in fifty years…

Because a secret is hiding somewhere in the building. A technology that stretches back to Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, and forward to the future of artificial intelligence. A secret that is just as magical as it technological – and twice as dangerous.

Ben’s latest novella set in the same world, THE OCTOBER MAN, is also set in Germany and features a new protagonist: Tobias Winter. It is published by Gollancz in the UK, Subterranean Press in North America, and DTV in Germany.