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Ben Aaronovitch was born in London in 1964 and had the kind of dull routine childhood that drives a man either to drink or to science fiction. He is a screenwriter, with early notable success on BBC's legendary Doctor Who, for which he wrote some episodes now widely regarded as classics, and which even he is quite fond of. After a decade of such work, he decided it was time to show the world what he could really do, and embarked on his first serious original novel. The result is Midnight Riot, the debut adventure of Peter Grant.

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Praise for the Rivers of London series:

A low-income housing tower gone awry, an old enemy with a bone to pick...and a shocker of an ending--Broken Homes is a delight. --Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times-bestselling author The prose is witty, the plot clever, and the characters incredibly likeable. --Time Out This series is a constant joy to read....I've been looking forward all year to find out what happened next, and the book did not disappoint." --Genevieve Cogman, author of The Invisible Library Aaronovitch showcases a superlative blend of whimsy and grit in the eighth Rivers of London urban fantasy.... Jim Butcher meets Douglas Adams in this winning series installment. --Publishers Weekly (starred) "The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter." --io9 This book is, at its heart, a police procedural with an overlay of urban fantasy elements. The voice is persuasive and funny as all get-out, and the reader is engaged with the narrative from the very first page. Aaronovitch has written a diverse cast of characters who all feel like real people with their own specific motivations. This book is simply wonderful. --RT Reviews (top pick) The most satisfying fantasy thriller to hit bookshelves in quite some time. --SFX Magazine As always, Ben Aaronovitch takes the reader on an unforgettable ride into the fantastic. --Starburst Magazine The most entertaining book that I have read in such a long time.... It's very funny, it's very clever, it's very nicely written.... It's such a treat. --Nancy Pearl Aaronovitch makes the story sing, building momentum until the ending is literally breathless." --SF Revu Aaronovitch has a very witty, casual voice, with a tendency toward sarcasm and humor, which is threaded throughout Broken Homes. And a few crazy plot twists will devastate and delight fans in equal measure. --RT Reviews

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