Publication date: 27 April 2017
Runtime: 29 minutes

Publisher Synopsis:

Exclusive to Audio! Somewhere amongst the shadowy stacks and the many basements of the British library, something is very much amiss – and we’re not talking late returns here. Is it a ghost, or something much worse? PC Peter Grant really isn’t looking forward to finding out….

A Peter Grant audible short story, to raise money for Cityread.

My Chronicle Book Box Review:

Listening to Kobna Holdbrook-Smith reading the words of Ben Aaronovitch is a lovely way to spend half an hour. This short story is set in the British Library and features Peter Grant, Harold Postmartin and Toby well know from the Rivers of London universe, as well as a new character, Elsie ‘Hatbox’ Winstanley. There are no spoilers for the books in here or prerequisites so it can be read at any point in the series after the first Rivers of London novel. This is a must for all Rivers of London fans, particularly as we learn Peter’s Mum’s first names within.


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