Whispers Under Ground—Trouble Under London

Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch book cover
Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch

Whispers Under Ground, by Ben Aaronovitch, is the third in the Rivers of London series. This time wizard’s apprentice and police constable Peter Grant is investigating the stabbing death of an American art student who happens to be the son of a senator.

1— Mysterious Places

This book’s adventure sees Peter spending much of his time underground. The murder starts in a subway tunnel and leads Peter to an old ceramics company, and thus to a race of large-eyed pale people living in the sewers. There’s also an art galley and a Goblin Market, both of which places a River Goddess shows up.

2—New and Returning Players

Peter’s fellow constable Leslie May returns, if unofficially involved in the case since officially she’s still on medical leave after her face fell off in the first book. She and Peter go running around while trying to avoid FBI agent Reynolds, who’s gone a bit rogue in her efforts to find out what the hell is really going on—after all, it’s not like they can tell her about the magical aspects of the case.

There’s also thirteen year old Abigail, who calls on Peter to help her investigate a ghost in a train tunnel.

Conclusion

Lots of fun, a quicker read, and I can’t wait to pick up the next Rivers of London book.

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