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 leg3endary 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, followed by Moon Over Soho. He can be contacted vis his website, http: //www.the-folly.com/.
"It's witty, fun, and full of vivid characters, and the plot twists will keep even seasoned mystery fans guessing." --Publishers Weekly "The most satisfying fantasy thriller to hit bookshelves in quite some time." --SFX Magazine "The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter." --io9 "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 "The prose is witty, the plot clever, and the characters incredibly likeable." --Time Out "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." --Romantic Times (top pick) "This fast, engrossing novel is enjoyable, cheerful, and accessible to new readers." --Publisher's Weekly (for Whispers Under Ground)