Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pre Pub Book Buzz: London Falling by Paul Cornell

I'm bringing back Pre Pub Book Buzz -- or Books I'm Stoked About -- Saturdays! Why? Because there are always a ton of upcoming releases I can't wait to read and Saturdays are kind of a free day to do promote those.

I came across Paul Cornell's London Falling just recently in an article that I now can't track down. Oh, well. Here's a bit about the book:

Police officers Quill, Costain, Sefton, and Ross know the worst of London—or they think they do. While investigating a mobster's mysterious death, they come into contact with a strange artifact and accidentally develop the Sight. Suddenly they can see the true evil haunting London’s streets.

Armed with police instincts and procedures, the four officers take on the otherworldly creatures secretly prowling London. Football lore and the tragic history of a Tudor queen become entwined in their pursuit of an age-old witch with a penchant for child sacrifice. But when London’s monsters become aware of their meddling, the officers must decide what they are willing to sacrifice to clean up their city.

Given that Cornell is another of the ranks of Doctor Who writers in the fiction world and I completely adore Ben Aaronovitch's work (and Doctor Who) - not to mention London Falling sounds super cool anyway - of course this would be on my Must Have list!

London Falling is out now in the UK and due out April 16 here in the States from Tor. You can read an excerpt here

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