|From Amazon: Whispers Under Ground|
I read what I thought was the final book a couple of years ago, but spotted two (two!) in an airport bookstore recently that have come out since. Roll on Christmas!
So, it was with mild trepidation that I approached "Whispers Under Ground". Ben Aaronovitch had nicely pulled off two books in his 'Peter Grant' series of novels where the London Metropolitan Police have a small specialist division dedicated to magical crime.
I shouldn't have worried. Apart from my previous gripe about ungrammatical writing, the book's great. The London Underground is a lovely place for storytelling: there's something about tunnels and darkness and things you can't quite see that really works for me as a reader.
Aaronovitch continues to expand his magical world. The follow-on from the end of the previous book, which is a bit of a cliffhanger, is perhaps a little weak, with too smooth a transition given that it does shake things up considerably; but that's a minor niggle. Overall it's another funny, well-researched, well-paced book. If you haven't already started on the first one, buy the lot, turn off the television, lock the door, lay in a quantity of chocolate, and enjoy.