Listen, dude. Because of you, I’ve stumbled around in a sleepy stupor every morning this week. Because of you, I’ve slurped down cup after cup of coffee, tossed the kids Pop-Tarts® straight from the box, and crossed my fingers that my officemates won’t notice my questionable hygiene. My eyes are bloodshot from lack of sleep and I’m pretty sure the state of my kitchen is illegal in at least 27 states. Maybe more.
The series is based in London and features Police Constable Peter Grant(3), who works for a branch of the Metropolitan Police that handles unusual cases. Unusual as in paranormal and supernatural.(4) Like river gods and goddesses, jazz vampires, angry ghosts, and truly gruesome monsters who do truly gruesome things. Where magic’s made a comeback, both the good kind and the bad.
(a) Rivers of London has been optioned for TV (no dates yet); and
(b) Ben’s working on Peter Grant #5!I might never leave my home again.
(2) I’m horrified to discover that it won’t be released in North America until next February, no doubt to leave time to think up a suitable title for the New World. Something with guns and cowboy boots, perhaps. Must sweet talk Nik into bringing me over a copy.
(3) Constable is the starting rank for police officers in the UK. It seems a bit redundant to prefix “constable” with the work “police” - like calling an Army officer “Army Lieutenant” instead of just Lieutenant, or calling a fireman “Fireman Captain” – but I suppose it helps to differentiate from all the other types of constables running around over there.
(4) Supernatural vs paranormal, what’s the diff? I’m glad you asked. I’ve wondered the same.