HERE BE DRAGONS #3 Out Now!


The third issue in the latest Rivers of London comic series, HERE BE DRAGONS, is out today! Written by Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel, and James Swallow, it’s published by Titan Comics. Here’s the synopsis…

After a Met Police helicopter on night patrol is attacked by an unidentified aerial phenomena, the Met’s only sanctioned wizard, Peter Grant, and his mentor, Thomas Nightingale, are called in to investigate.

Series artwork is by José María Beroy; covers by Gyula Nemeth (above) and Abigail Harding (below).

HERE BE DRAGONS is the eleventh Rivers of London comic series — all of which are published by Titan Comics. Previous series are now available in collected editions, as well as single issues.

If you’d like to know how the comics, novels, and novellas all fit together chronologically, check out this handy graphic from Titan Comics…

North American Edition of WINTER’S GIFTS Available for Pre-Order!


The North American edition of Ben Aaronovitch‘s best-selling and acclaimed latest Rivers of London novella, WINTER’S GIFTS is now available for pre-order! Due to be published in December by Subterranean Press, in two limited editions, illustrated editions, here’s the synopsis…

With this long new novella, bestselling author Ben Aaronovitch has crafted yet another wickedly funny and surprisingly affecting chapter in his beloved Rivers of London series. 

WE DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY OVER HERE

When retired FBI Agent Patrick Henderson calls in an ‘X-Ray Sierra India’ incident, the operator doesn’t understand. He tells them to pass it up the chain till someone does.

That person is FBI Special Agent Kimberley Reynolds. Leaving Quantico for snowbound Northern Wisconsin, she finds that a tornado has flattened half the town—and there’s no sign of Henderson.

Things soon go from weird to worse, as neighbors report unsettling sightings, key evidence goes missing, and the snow keeps rising — cutting off the town, with no way in or out…

Something terrible is awakening. As the clues lead to the coldest of cold cases — a cursed expedition into the frozen wilderness — Reynolds follows a trail from the start of the American nightmare, to the horror that still lives on today…

WINTER’S GIFTS and the other Rivers of London novels and novellas are published in the UK by Gollancz/Orion. Subterranean Press has published special editions of all of Ben’s novellas in the series. The novels are published in North America by JABberwocky (1-3) and DAW Books.

Rivers of London: HERE BE DRAGONS #2 Out Now!


The second issue in the latest Rivers of London comic series, HERE BE DRAGONS is out today! Written by Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel and James Swallow, it’s published by Titan Comics. Here’s the synopsis…

A dangerous monster is at large above the streets of London. And its name… Wyvern!

After a Met Police helicopter on night patrol is attacked by an unidentified aerial phenomena, the Met’s only sanctioned wizard, Peter Grant, and his mentor, Thomas Nightingale, are called in to investigate.

Series artwork is by José María Beroy; covers by Veronica Fish (above) and Patricio Clarey (below).

HERE BE DRAGONS is the eleventh Rivers of London comic series — all ten previous series are available now in collected editions (print and digital), published by Titan Comics.

RIVERS OF LONDON: HERE BE DRAGONS #2 & #3 Covers!


The second and third issues in the new Rivers of London comic series, HERE BE DRAGONS, are due to be published by Titan Comics on August 23rd and September 6th, respectively. We thought we’d take the opportunity to share with you the covers! Above are the two variants for issue 2, and below are the covers for issue 3.

Written by Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel, and James Swallow, series artwork is by José María Beroy. Here’s the synopsis…

A dangerous monster is at large above the streets of London. And its name… Wyvern!

After a Met Police helicopter on night patrol is attached by an unidentified aerial phenomena, the Met’s only sanctioned wizard, Peter Grant, and his mentor, Thomas Nightingale, are called into investigate.

Issue #2 covers are by Veronica Fish and Patricio Clarey; Issue #3 covers are by Abigail Harding and Gyula Nemeth.

Ben’s latest book is WINTER’S GIFTS, a novel set in the Rivers of London universe — published by Gollancz in the UK (out now) and Subterranean Press in North America (forthcoming). Andrew’s latest book is DEATH IN FINE CONDITION, the first novel in his new Paperback Sleuth series — out now, published by Titan Books in the UK and North America.

New Edition of RZEKI LONDYNU Out Now in Poland!


RIVERS OF LONDON, the first of Ben Aaronovitch‘s acclaimed, best-selling Peter Grant/Rivers of London novels, is available in a new Polish edition! Published by Zysk I S-Ka Wydawnictwo as RZEKI LONDYNU, and translated by Małgorzata Szypuła, here’s the synopsis…

Pierwszy tom bestsellerowego cyklu o magicznym Londynie, który pokochali czytelnicy na całym świecie. Peter Grant, młody funkcjonariusz londyńskiej policji, marzy o zostaniu detektywem. Jednak po odebraniu zeznań świadka, który okazał się… duchem, Grant zwraca na siebie uwagę detektywa Thomasa Nightingale’a zajmującego się przestępstwami związanymi z wszel kimi przejawami niesamowitości. Tak zaczynają się jego przygody w pełnym magii mieście, w którym duchy, bogowie i wampiry żyją tuż obok zwykłych mieszkańców, a pradawne zło powraca wraz z falą dziwnych, brutalnych morderstw. Rzeki Londynu to niesamowita i dowcipna podróż w świat magicznych przygód, czarujących postaci i kryminalnych zagadek, która nie pozostawi obojętnym żadnego czytelnika.

RIVERS OF LONDON has been published far and wide, all around the world. Here are just a few of the editions that have been published so far…

RIVERS OF LONDON and the rest of Ben’s series is published in the UK by Gollancz/Orion; and in North America by JABberwocky (#1-3), DAW Books (#4-), and Subterranean Press (novellas).

Ben was recently in Poland for a literary festival, and he was interviewed about his books. Check out the interview, below…

ICYMI, Rivers of London HERE BE DRAGONS #1 Out Now!


The first issue (of four) in the latest Rivers of London comic series, HERE BE DRAGONS is out now! The eleventh story arc in the Rivers of London comic series, it is written by Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel, and James Swallow. Here’s the synopsis…

A dangerous monster is at large above the streets of London. And it’s name is… Wyvern!

After a Met Police helicopter on night patrol is attacked by an unidentified aerial phenomena, the Met’s only sanctioned wizard, Peter Grant, and his mentor, Thomas Nightingale, are called to investigate.

Peter and Nightingale find themselves drawn into a battle between two groups of hunters – one human, and one fae – as they uncover a legacy of events that extend back to the 1960s. To save the skies of the city, Peter must face the enraged beast – but can he end things peacefully… or will he be forced to destroy the last wyvern?

Series artwork is by José María Beroy, who also did Cover A (above). Covers B and C (below) are by David M. Buisan and Vv Glass, respectively.

The comic series is part of the overall Rivers of London canon, so if you would prefer to follow overall Rivers of London story in chronological order, here’s a handy graphic Titan Comics has created to help you out…

The only title missing on that graphic is Ben’s latest novella, the Sunday Times-bestselling WINTER’S GIFTS, which takes the action across the pond to the United States! The book is out now, published by Orion/Gollancz.

Ben Aaronovitch’s WINTER’S GIFTS is a Sunday Times Bestseller! (Plus an Author Interview!)


We’re very happy to report that WINTER’S GIFTS was an instant bestseller in the UK! Published in the UK by Gollancz/Orion Books, here’s the synopsis…

THEY DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY ACROSS THE POND…

When retired FBI Agent Patrick Henderson calls in an ‘X-Ray Sierra India’ incident, the operator doesn’t understand. He tells them to pass it up the chain till someone does.

That person is FBI Special Agent Kimberley Reynolds. Leaving Quantico for snowbound Northern Wisconsin, she finds that a tornado has flattened half the town – and there’s no sign of Henderson.

Things soon go from weird to worse, as neighbours report unsettling sightings, key evidence goes missing, and the snow keeps rising – cutting off the town, with no way in or out…

Something terrible is awakening. As the clues lead to the coldest of cold cases – a cursed expedition into the frozen wilderness – Reynolds follows a trail from the start of the American nightmare, to the horror that still lives on today…

Additionally, we wanted to share with you today a two-part interview that Ben did when he was in Germany, to discuss the Rivers of London universe (including the comics)…

And here’s part 2…

Ben Aaronovitch’s WINTER’S GIFTS Out Now in the UK!


The UK edition of Ben Aaronovitch‘s latest Rivers of London novella, WINTER’S GIFTS is out today! The first book to star FBI Agent Kimberley Reynolds, it moves the action to the United States. Published by Gollancz, it is available in hardcover, eBook, and audiobook (narrated by Penelope Rawlins), here’s the synopsis…

THEY DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY ACROSS THE POND…

When retired FBI Agent Patrick Henderson calls in an ‘X-Ray Sierra India’ incident, the operator doesn’t understand. He tells them to pass it up the chain till someone does.

That person is FBI Special Agent Kimberley Reynolds. Leaving Quantico for snowbound Northern Wisconsin, she finds that a tornado has flattened half the town – and there’s no sign of Henderson.

Things soon go from weird to worse, as neighbours report unsettling sightings, key evidence goes missing, and the snow keeps rising – cutting off the town, with no way in or out…

Something terrible is awakening. As the clues lead to the coldest of cold cases – a cursed expedition into the frozen wilderness – Reynolds follows a trail from the start of the American nightmare, to the horror that still lives on today…

The novella is due to be published on June 8th in Hardcover, eBook, and audiobook (narrated by Penelope Rawlins).

Also, a reminder that Ben is on tour at the moment in the UK, to celebrate the release of WINTER’S GIFTS. Including this evening, there are seven remaining stops on the tour, and you can find full information and tickets for the events at the links, below…

ICYMI: Ben Aaronovitch’s WINTER’S GIFTS is Out in June!


In case you missed it at the end of last week, Gollancz has unveiled all the details for the UK edition of Ben Aaronovitch‘s latest Rivers of London novella: WINTER’S GIFTS is the first to star FBI Agent Kimberley Reynolds, and takes the action to the United States. Here’s the synopsis…

THEY DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY ACROSS THE POND…

When retired FBI Agent Patrick Henderson calls in an ‘X-Ray Sierra India’ incident, the operator doesn’t understand. He tells them to pass it up the chain till someone does.

That person is FBI Special Agent Kimberley Reynolds. Leaving Quantico for snowbound Northern Wisconsin, she finds that a tornado has flattened half the town – and there’s no sign of Henderson.

Things soon go from weird to worse, as neighbours report unsettling sightings, key evidence goes missing, and the snow keeps rising – cutting off the town, with no way in or out…

Something terrible is awakening. As the clues lead to the coldest of cold cases – a cursed expedition into the frozen wilderness – Reynolds follows a trail from the start of the American nightmare, to the horror that still lives on today…

The novella is due to be published on June 8th in Hardcover, eBook, and audiobook (narrated by Penelope Rawlins).

To celebrate the release of WINTER’S GIFTS, Ben is also embarking on a UK book tour! Information and tickets can be found as follows…

Ben Aaronovitch Long-listed for a CWA Dagger Award!


We’re very happy to report that Ben Aaronovitch has been long-listed for this year’s CWA Dagger in the Library Award!

The Dagger in the Library is a prize for a body of work by an established writer of crime fiction or non-fiction who has long been popular with borrowers from libraries. It also rewards authors who have supported libraries and their users through taking part in library events.

Ben is the author of the internationally-bestselling and acclaimed Rivers of London/Peter Grant series of novels and novellas — published by Gollancz/Orion in the UK; and in North America by JABberwocky (#1-3), DAW Books (#4-) and Subterranean Press (novellas). He is also the co-author of the Rivers of London comic series (published by Titan Comics).

The next book is WINTER’S GIFTS, a novella starring FBI Special Agent Kimberley Reynolds, due to be published by Orion in the UK, on June 8th. Here’s the synopsis…

THEY DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY ACROSS THE POND…

When retired FBI Agent Patrick Henderson calls in an ‘X-Ray Sierra India’ incident, the operator doesn’t understand. He tells them to pass it up the chain till someone does.

That person is FBI Special Agent Kimberley Reynolds. Leaving Quantico for snowbound Northern Wisconsin, she finds that a tornado has flattened half the town – and there’s no sign of Henderson.

Things soon go from weird to worse, as neighbours report unsettling sightings, key evidence goes missing, and the snow keeps rising – cutting off the town, with no way in or out…

Something terrible is awakening. As the clues lead to the coldest of cold cases – a cursed expedition into the frozen wilderness – Reynolds follows a trail from the start of the American nightmare, to the horror that still lives on today…

WINTER’S GIFTS is already available in Germany, published by DTV as DIE SCHLAFENDEN GEISTER DES LAKE SUPERIOR.

Ben Aaronovitch’s DIE SCHLAFENDEN GEISTER DES LAKE SUPERIOR Out Now in Germany!


DIE SCHLAFENDEN GEISTER DES LAKE SUPERIOR, the German edition of Ben Aaronovitch‘s highly-anticipated, latest Rivers of London novella is out now in Germany! Published by DTV,  it stars FBI Agent Kimberley Reynolds. Here’s the synopsis…

Agentin Kimberley Reynolds arbeitet in einer Spezialabteilung des FBI, zuständig für seltsame, übernatürliche und schlichtweg okkulte Dinge. Nach dem rätselhaften Hilferuf ihres Exkollegen Henderson muss Reynolds abrupt nach Eloise, Wisconsin, reisen. Die Situation dort ist dramatisch: Ein Eistornado hat Stadtverwaltung und Polizeirevier in einen Trümmerhaufen verwandelt. Henderson ist spurlos verschwunden. Alles deutet darauf hin, dass er gewaltsam entführt wurde – von etwas, das kein Mensch war. Und unversehens hat Reynolds einen Fall am Hals, gegen den jede ›Akte X‹ wie ein Kinderspiel aussieht.

WINTER’S GIFTS is due to be published in the UK by Gollancz, on June 8th. (Details and cover still to come.)

Check Out the Covers for RIVERS OF LONDON: HERE BE DRAGONS #1!


Last week, Titan Comics unveiled the three covers for HERE BE DRAGONS #1! The beginning of the 11th story arc in the Rivers of London comic series, it is written by Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel, and James Swallow.

Issue #1 will arrive in stores on July 12th. Here’s the synopsis…

A dangerous monster is at large above the streets of London. And it’s name is… Wyvern!

After a Met Police helicopter on night patrol is attacked by an unidentified aerial phenomena, the Met’s only sanctioned wizard, Peter Grant, and his mentor, Thomas Nightingale, are called to investigate.

Peter and Nightingale find themselves drawn into a battle between two groups of hunters – one human, and one fae – as they uncover a legacy of events that extend back to the 1960s. To save the skies of the city, Peter must face the enraged beast – but can he end things peacefully… or will he be forced to destroy the last wyvern?

Series artwork is by José María Beroy, who also did Cover A (above). Covers B and C (below) are by David M. Buisan and Vv Glass, respectively.

The comic series is part of the overall Rivers of London canon, so if you prefer to follow stories in chronological order, here’s a handy graphic Titan Comics has created to help you out…

Out Now: UND WENN SIE NICHT GESTORBEN SIND…


The German edition of DEADLY EVER AFTER is out today! The tenth story-arc in the Rivers of London comic series, UND WENN SIE NICHT GESTORBEN SIND… is published by Panini. Written by Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Cartmel and Celeste Bronfman, with artwork by José María Beroy, here’s the synopsis…

Ein märchenhaft-gruseliges Abenteuer aus dem Peter Grant-Universum! Geschichten aus einem geheimnisvollen Märchenbuch, das Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts entstanden ist, entwickeln im 21. Jahrhundert ein sehr bedrohliches Eigenleben. Irgendwie scheint alles mit dem viktorianischen Künstler Jeter Day zu tun zu haben, der eines Nachts in einem verzauberten Wald verschwand, als er von Baumnymphen entführt und nie mehr gesehen wurde … Als Olympia und Chelsea, die Töchter der Flussgöttin Themse, versehentlich einen Bannzauber brechen, kehrt Jeter zurück. Doch die Zeit bei den Nymphen ist nicht spurlos an ihm vorübergegangen. Verdreht, verbittert und rachsüchtig betritt er eine Welt, die er weder wiedererkennt noch mag. Er möchte nichts weiter, als sein altes Leben zurückhaben – und dazu ist ihm jedes Mittel recht. Da Peter und Nightingale mit einem anderen Fall beschäftigt sind, versuchen die Schwestern Olympia, Chelsea und die Füchse Jeter selbst zu stoppen … das Chaos ist also kaum noch aufzuhalten.

The book is published in English by Titan Comics (who have published all of the Rivers of London comics in the UK and North America to date). Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Illustrations from a mysterious book of fairy tales drawn in the late 1800s are coming to life in the 21st Century and causing havoc. The illustrations were originally painted by a Victorian artist called Jeter Day who disappeared one night in an enchanted forest when he was spirited away by tree nymphs never to be seen again…

Now, with the enchantment accidentally broken by Olympia and Chelsea, daughters of the river goddess Mama Thames, Jeter, twisted by his time spent with the nymphs, has returned to our world bitter and resentful. It is a world he neither recognises nor likes. All he wants is his life returned to him and woe betide any man who stands in his way.

With Peter and Nightingale busy on another case, it falls to sisters Olympia and Chelsea with the help of the Foxes to stop Jeter and save the day.

If you’d like to know how the Rivers of London comics, novels and novellas fit together, check out the graphic below for a chronology…

Ben Aaronovitch’s DIE SCHLAFENDEN GEISTER DES LAKE SUPERIOR Out in Three Weeks!


The German edition of Ben Aaronovitch‘s highly-anticipated, latest Rivers of London novella, WINTER’S GIFTS is out in three weeks! The book is published on April 20th in Germany by DTV, as DIE SCHLAFENDEN GEISTER DES LAKE SUPERIOR. Starring FBI Agent Kimberley Reynolds, here’s the synopsis…

Agentin Kimberley Reynolds arbeitet in einer Spezialabteilung des FBI, zuständig für seltsame, übernatürliche und schlichtweg okkulte Dinge. Nach dem rätselhaften Hilferuf ihres Exkollegen Henderson muss Reynolds abrupt nach Eloise, Wisconsin, reisen. Die Situation dort ist dramatisch: Ein Eistornado hat Stadtverwaltung und Polizeirevier in einen Trümmerhaufen verwandelt. Henderson ist spurlos verschwunden. Alles deutet darauf hin, dass er gewaltsam entführt wurde – von etwas, das kein Mensch war. Und unversehens hat Reynolds einen Fall am Hals, gegen den jede ›Akte X‹ wie ein Kinderspiel aussieht.

WINTER’S GIFTS is due to be published in the UK by Gollancz, on June 8th. (Details and cover still to come.)

AMONGST OUR WEAPONS Paperback Out Now in North America


The paperback edition of AMONGST OUR WEAPONS, Ben Aaronovitch‘s bestselling and acclaimed ninth Peter Grant / Rivers of London novel, is out today in North America! Published by DAW Books, here’s the synopsis…

There is a world hidden underneath this great city.

The London Silver Vaults — for well over a century, the largest collection of silver for sale in the world. It has more locks than the Bank of England and more cameras than a paparazzi convention.

Not somewhere you can murder someone and vanish without a trace — only that’s what happened.

The disappearing act, the reports of a blinding flash of light, and memory loss amongst the witnesses all make this a case for Detective Constable Peter Grant and the Special Assessment Unit.

Alongside their boss DCI Thomas Nightingale, the SAU find themselves embroiled in a mystery that encompasses London’s tangled history, foreign lands and, most terrifying of all, the North!

And Peter must solve this case soon, because back home his partner Beverley is expecting twins any day now. But what he doesn’t know is that he’s about to encounter something — and somebody — that nobody ever expects…

Effortlessly original, endlessly inventive and hugely entertaining — step into the world of the much-loved, bestselling Rivers of London series.

The Rivers of London series is published in North America by JABberwocky (1-3), DAW Books (4-) and Subterranean Press (novellas). AMONGST OUR WEAPONS and the rest of the Rivers of London books (novels and novellas) are published in the UK by Gollancz/Orion.