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Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitz

Midnight Riot - Ben Aaronovitch

Peter Grant is a probationary constable who dreams of becoming a detective in London’s Metropolitan Police. This plan gets sidetracked when he comes face-to-face (or should I say face-to-specter?) with a 19th century ghost claiming to be a witness to a grisly murder in Covent Garden. Grant soon comes to the attention of Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, a wizard and head of the London police division investigating magical and supernatural happenings. What follows is a police procedural set in a paranormal London. Very British and very fun! Part of its charm is due to Grant’s down-to-earth approach to solving the crime—while dealing with ghosts, water spirits and vampires.  I read this via audio--narration by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith.  He is fantastic!  !  I doubt I would have enjoyed it as much as a traditional read.