An Evening with Ben Aaronovitch
Ben will be hosting one of his unique evenings for fans of his cult Rivers of London books. Come prepared with a question or 10 as Ben will offer a fascinating insight into this incredible fantasy world. Copies of all his books will be available on the night and Ben will be signing…a lot of signing!
Ben Aaronovitch has built his playful crime and fantasy mash-ups into a hugely popular literary franchise. After serving his sci-fi apprenticeship penning episodes of Doctor Who, Aaronovitch turned his hand to prose with the PC Peter Grant series. Effortlessly blending multiple genres, the books, which began with Rivers of London in 2011, introduce the eponymous copper – who also happens to be the first English apprentice wizard in over 70 years. The series has grown to include novellas and graphic novels and has a dedicated cult following around the world.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 celebrity punch-up. 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, Number One bestselling Rivers of London series.
PRAISE FOR BEN AARONOVITCH & THE RIVERS OF LONDON SERIES:
‘Ben Aaronovitch has created a wonderful world full of mystery, magic and fantastic characters. I love being there more than the real London’
‘As brilliant and funny as ever … Masterfully crafted – gives the late, great Terry Pratchett a run for his money’