Moon over Soho

English language

Published April 12, 2011 by Del Rey.

ISBN:
9780345524591

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4 stars (14 reviews)

The second novel in Aaronovitch's Peter Grant series takes the police constable cum apprentice magician into Soho and the world of jazz, where somebody seems to feed of the musician's vibes, while a black magician is expanding his territority.

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Review of 'Magie noire à Soho' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

Retrouver des intrigues faciles, ça fait plaisir. Surtout quand on devine, sous la simplicité d'une enquête policière correctement décrite, un univers complexe.
Bref, notre agent policier du surnaturel va cette fois plonger dans les caves de jazz de Soho, à la recherche de créatures mystérieuses provoquant des morts aussi simples qu'inexplicables. Et évidement, il sera question de magie. Mais surtout, surtout, il sera question de normalisation du surnaturel.
En effet, l'une des grandes qualités de cette série est que, bien que les enquêtes traitent de surnaturel, elles sont avant tout des enquêtes policières modernes. Il est donc question de travail opiniâtre, de liste de relations incroyablement longues à contrôler et, globalement, plus question d'y passer le temps que d'avoir des fulgurances intellectuelles.
Franchement, j'apprécie ces histoires.
D'abord parce que le personnage principal a une vie privée aussi riche que bien rendue. Entre ses parents, ses amis, ses copines éventuelles, il …

Review of 'Moon over Soho' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Moon over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch is the sequel to Rivers of London or Midnight Riot, depending on which side of the Atlantic you are on. Peter Grant, the street copper turned wizard's apprentice copper, is dealing with the aftermath of his first adventure, when a new series of deaths is brought to his attention. Apparently jazz musicians keep dying, and he senses a touch of magic on the corpses. But why would jazz musicians die after performing? In order to solve this case, Peter involves his dad, the former junkie who plays jazz music, and gets involved with the girlfriend of one of the dead guys. The book introduces a recurring villain who has it in for Peter and his boss Detective Nightingale. - I loved the first book, but felt it lost momentum and tension in the later parts. Not so with this book. I love the super-dry …

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