Friday, April 1, 2011

Peter Grant Rocks!

Last month, I told you about a new must-read urban fantasy debut from a Doctor Who writer, Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch. Surely I should refer to him differently by now, but Doctor Who is just such a great thing to have on your resume, don't you think? Especially for someone writing paranormal mysteries. Love it!

Anyway, the second in the series, Moon Over Soho, hit shelves last month and proved again that the Peter Grant series is seriously going to knock the socks off of paranormal mystery/urban fantasy fans. I really think Aaronovitch is doing amazing things with these books. I know, I'm going a little fan girl, but everything about this series is so original.

They're set in London and the surrounding area with great emphasis on the history, which is an aspect I think is fantastic. Peter Grant and the fellow cast of characters are awesome -- if I had a stack of these books, I'd probably hang out with them all the time! And the stories themselves play out so well -- great plots, great pacing. What more could you ask for in a really great read?

In Moon Over Soho, Grant takes the lead on a new case that smells of magic. A jazz musician dies after a performance and all signs point to natural causes--all signs but the lingering notes of an old jazz tune that hover around the body. Meanwhile, the man-mangling killer that appeared briefly in Midnight Riot has killed again and this time it looks as though the vic has been dabbling in the black arts. Grant has his work cut out for him considering the novice is still getting the whole magic thing down!

Book three, Whispers Under Ground, is due out in October. I can't wait. I have to highly recommend this series to anyone who loves Jim Butcher, Anton Strout, and any other urban fantasy/paranormal mystery series with strong characters and a different twist on the current genre trends.

Happy reading!


Vickie said...

I won one of the series thanks to BittenByBooks, cannot wait to read it!

Becky LeJeune said...

I LOVE the series, Vickie! Let me know what you think of it.