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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
New and upcoming books
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)
   5.4. What Abigail Did That Summer (2021)
   5.5. The Furthest Station (2017)
   6. The Hanging Tree (2016)
   A Rare Book of Cunning Device (2017)
   7. Lies Sleeping (2018)
   7.5. The October Man (2019)
   8. False Value (2020)
   Tales from the Folly (2020)
   9. Amongst Our Weapons (2022)
   9.5. Winter's Gifts (2023)
   The Masquerades of Spring (2024)
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Ashram Assassin (2024)
(Paperback Sleuth)
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"An intriguing mystery, who knew the world of paperback books could be so deadly!."
The Principle of Moments (2023)
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"The Principle of Moments is my favourite kind of grand space opera where anything can happen and usually does at great speed."
Bookshops & Bonedust (2023)
(Legends & Lattes, book 2)
Travis Baldree
"What I love about Travis Baldree is that set against an epic world of adventure, he writes about the small victories that make life worthwhile. Bookshops & Bonedust does this and it is glorious."

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