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Ben Aaronovitch

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Ben Aaronovitch was born in 1964. Discovering in his early twenties that he had precisely one talent, he took up screenwriting at which he was an overnight success. He wrote for Doctor Who, Casualty and the world’s cheapest ever SF soap opera Jupiter Moon. He then wrote for Virgin’s New Adventures until they pulped all his books.
Then Ben entered a dark time illuminated only by an episode of Dark Knight, a book for Big Finish and the highly acclaimed but not-very-well-paying Blake’s 7 Audio dramas.
Trapped in a cycle of disappointment and despair Ben was eventually forced to support his expensive book habit by working for Waterstones as a bookseller. Ironically it was while shelving the works of others that Ben finally saw the light. He would write his own books, he would let prose into his heart and rejoice in the word. Henceforth, subsisting on nothing more than instant coffee and Japanese takeaway, Ben embarked on the epic personal journey that was to lead to Rivers of London (or Midnight Riot as it is known in the Americas).

Ben Aaronovitch currently resides in London and says that he will leave when they pry his city from his cold dead fingers.

Genres: Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction
Rivers of London
   1. Rivers of London (2011)
     aka Midnight Riot
   2. Moon Over Soho (2011)
   3. Whispers Under Ground (2012)
   4. Broken Homes (2013)
   5. Foxglove Summer (2014)
   5.5. The Furthest Station (2017)
   6. The Hanging Tree (2016)
   7. Lies Sleeping (2018)
   7.5. The October Man (2019)
   8. False Value (2020)
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Ben Aaronovitch recommends
King's War (2010)
(Knights of Breton Court, book 3)
Maurice Broaddus
"A cunningly wrought retelling of the Arthurian myth, set amongst the street gangs of Indianapolis."
Turbulence (2012)
(Turbulence, book 1)
Samit Basu
"You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll gasp and you'll demand a sequel."
Knife Sworn (2012)
(Tower and Knife Trilogy, book 2)
Mazarkis Williams
"From the shocking opening chapter to the tense climax this novel puts great writing to the service of vivid characters, a compelling plot and a wholly convincing fantasy world."
The Rhesus Chart (2014)
(Laundry Files, book 5)
Charles Stross
Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? (2016)
(Shadow Police, book 3)
Paul Cornell
"Irresistible...never lets go."
Written in Dead Wax (2016)
(Vinyl Detective Mysteries, book 1)
Andrew Cartmel
"An irresistible blend of murder mystery and music."
East of Hounslow (2017)
(Jay Qasim, book 1)
Khurrum Rahman
"A brilliant thriller. You'd be mad not to buy this."

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