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Whispers Under Ground
Whispers Under Ground | Ben Aaronovitch
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A WHOLE NEW REASON TO MIND THE GAP It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher and the victim s wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom if it exists at all is deeper and more unnatural than anyone suspects . . . except, that is, for London constable and sorcerer s apprentice Peter Grant. With Inspector Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, tied up in the hunt for the rogue magician known as the Faceless Man, it s up to Peter to plumb the haunted depths of the oldest, largest, and as of now deadliest subway system in the world. At least he won t be alone. No, the FBI has sent over a crack agent to help. She s young, ambitious, beautiful . . . and a born-again Christian apt to view any magic as the work of the devil. Oh yeah "that s" going to go well."
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Ddzmini
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I normally don‘t read repetitive detective fiction, but this is the exception I‘m on the third book of this series and love all the different ways in which paranormal activities provide another level of investigation. … plus it‘s hilarious 😆

Centique This is my fave series. So funny and the gods are awesome 🙌 2w
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Katerina
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For me, the best instalment in the series so far.
I loved the development and increased attention some of the secondary characters got and the addition to the more permanent roster of some very promising new ones.
Makes me very excited for the next book in the series.

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Katerina
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I know a Dresden Files reference, when I see one 😃
I love discovering that authors are fans of the same things I'm a fan of 😊

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yvo_about_books
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Making the most of the last lingering summer weather by reading in the garden with some refreshing orange-flavored 'terere'... 😍

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yvo_about_books
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I had the whole Saturday afternoon free to read, so of course I ended up painting this mural instead. 🙈😂🎨 I know it's not 100% accurate, but I had to draw the map by hand with only a reference on my phone, so I'm considering it a win. 🤷‍♀️

RachelAmphlett I love it! 7mo
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yvo_about_books
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Having a 'wild' Saturday night reading in bed. 😂📖 There is a cat under the blanket somewhere too! 🤷‍♀️🐱

CaffeineAndCandy 😂💜💜💜 7mo
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quietjenn
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Pulp reference? 🤔🎧😏

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Kathrin
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✅ Snappy Dialogue

✅ British Accent #Audiobook Narration

✅ Fun Historical Facts about London

Just the light and fluffy entertainment that I need right now.

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RachelAmphlett
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1. The tagged book - loving this series
2. Stephen King - Joyland
3. Yes - as @cleoh says, definitely while I‘m browsing.

@rachelsbrittain #weekendreads

cleoh It‘s hard not to! Aesthetic appeal is very marketable! 1y
RachelAmphlett @cleoh isn‘t it? I‘m the same whether browsing online or in store - are you? 1y
cleoh @RachelAmphlett yes! Unless I‘m looking for something specific, covers definitely play a role. Also if I hear about a book before it has the cover and the cover is appealing, I get more excited about it! 1y
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saritaroth
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Again, I didn't like this one so much as the first one. But it was still pretty good. This one follows Peter Grant as he is attempting to solve a murder that brings him underground with a group of people called the Quiet People. The only thing I didn't really like about this book was the grammar. For example, he used "me and Abigail" as the subject not the direct object in which case it should always be "Abigail and I", never me. ???

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Chancecall
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Third in the rivers books, the series returns to form with a fantastic quick read, full of action and weird fable-esque goings on. Really enjoyed it- great world building, fantastic characters and gripping plot line I can‘t wait to read the next instalment. P.s is the last chapter title, morning crescent a subtle nod to BBC Radio 4s “I‘m sorry I haven‘t a clue?” Probably not but it made me chuckle all the same.

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jackilynn
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Another solid installment in the Rivers of London/ Peter Grant series. I stumbled on this series by chance about a month ago and here I am 3 books later and I am absolutely hooked. These books are full of humor and magic and I simply can't get enough.

ozma.of.oz I adore this whole series! If you like audiobooks, I highly recommend giving them a try! 2y
jackilynn @ozma.of.oz that is actually what I have done with the 1st three in the series. Scribd doesn't offer any of the other ones so I will have to find another way to continue on with the series 😫 2y
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BreakingRad1977
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Another great read in the Series. Book #4 next on the list!

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Mogoeg
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Book 3 - Finished Saturday morning on the train!

Enjoyed this one more than n2, almost as much as n1. Solid mystery + significant plot movement + lots of London underground history! I do so enjoy the nerdy geography/city stuff in these books (that's no surprise - I am a geographer!).

Still finding Nightingale tough to care about, hopefully he becomes more 3 dimensional as the series goes on.

I'm in love with these covers - I want prints!

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writerlibrarian
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Third in his Rivers of London series. I liked it a little less than the first two. I don't know if it's because the plot was all over the place with no real villain or if the pace was off. It just felt like it was slightly off course for a Peter Grant novel.
Second time around I liked it more. Insights of the next books makes it better. Also, i enjoyed the architecture bits so much this time. #booked2019 #POCparanormal #fall

Cinfhen Nice choice!! I‘ve heard good things about this series 2y
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LiteraryLona
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I‘m riding Aaronovich‘s ghost train all the way through this series. 😂 can‘t stop!

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writerlibrarian
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Leafs monday night 🏒 on election night. Matthews might play with Marner a bit tonight, and not on PP.
Rivers of London series is still very good, even on reread. I love the architecture bits like lots even more the second time around.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian 🍁 do not start on time they are behind by 2 already . 2-0 Columbus. End of the first period, it's tied at 2 all. 🍁 🚨 right at the end of the 2nd. Willy puts it in. 🍏 for 34. At the end of regulation time it's tied at 3 all. We are going into OT. 🍁 lose on a penalty shot. (edited) 2y
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writerlibrarian
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It's a hockey night in Pittsburgh and 🌸 is in the house. What more can you ask for?
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian 3-0 🌸 2y
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writerlibrarian
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Reread it is for now. Friday night hockey is 🐧 and ⭐️ . Also new nails.
#readingandwatchinghockwy

LeahBergen They look great! 2y
merelybookish Cool nails! 2y
writerlibrarian @LeahBergen @merelybookish i call them my electric neon halloween « it's alive » Mary Shelley nails. 2y
writerlibrarian Tanger with a filthy 🚨 makes it 2-1. Dumo slaps the puck and 72 tips it in. 3-1. Tanger in an empty net 4-2. 🐧 win (edited) 2y
ShelleyBooksie Cool nails! 2y
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sparrowssavvy
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Another awesome instalment in the life of Peter Grant! The wit and humour in these books always makes me chuckle. And I love the action combined with mystery. Such a great book. It was perfect for a cottage weekend as I just whizzed through it and couldn‘t put it down.

britt_brooke Gorgeous photo! 2y
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Debblyliz
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This is the 3rd book of an urban supernatural series based in London. A clever and witty book superbly narrated by Kobna Holbrook-Smith; I loved it 😀

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Leftik
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We are now to the point that I have to talk myself into leaving the car every time. #gettinggood #cantstoplistening

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erzascarletbookgasm
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This is the third book in the Peter Grant, Rivers of London series. It‘s an urban fantasy, where an ordinary constable turned magician‘s apprentice solves crimes across London. This instalment takes Peter down to the tunnels of London's Underground, the buried rivers, the Victorian sewers, and he‘s hearing whispers of tortured, vengeful spirits..
I have the first three books waiting for me.

#anglophileapril #carelesswhisper

Andrew65 This is next up for me in this series. 3y
Mdargusch I‘m not into fantasy but this sounds like one I might like. Perfect for the prompt! 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧 3y
Reviewsbylola I‘ve been so curious about this one! 3y
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emilyhaldi Sounds cool!! 3y
Centique This is my favourite series! I just love the characters and it has a humorous vibe that makes it constant fun to read, plus a few ghosts! 😍😍 3y
BooknerdsLife This series is so addictive!!! 😄🙌💗 3y
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captainpunchmerica
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Getting back into it after a stressful few weeks at work! And what better way than with a supernatural mystery? I mean seriously

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GondorGirl
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The temperature is supposed to take a dramatic drop tonight, and we're on a shutdown at work... tomorrow I will dream away the cold.

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ozma.of.oz
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12 hour work days suuuck.

A murder mystery and a secret hidden under the London Underground! I love how London itself is a character.

This story was much tighter. And I've got the pattern now for the two plots - 1 for the police procedural story and 1 for Faceless.

One of my fav things about this universe is that magic has serious consequences and limits. So we haven't magically cured Lesley.

And more Abigail please? Lots more. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗

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Loving this series! On to book four 😊

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Ekkross
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Low sample size—one of the reasons why magic and science are hard to reconcile.

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Ekkross
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I adore Sherlock Holmes stories. And this description of the Baker Street stop on the Underground makes me NEED to visit.
This series of books is also throughly enjoyable. It‘s a perfect blend of Sherlock Homes and Harry Potter (as an adult) that makes me very happy. Highly recommend. I‘m on the 3rd one and plan to read them all straight through.

mcipher This series sounds fantastic - stacking the first one! 3y
Ekkross @mcipher it‘s so great! I hope you enjoy it! 3y
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lisakoby
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Another fabulous audiobook!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#audiobooklove

CouronneDhiver Beautiful picture 3y
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WeeWeegieBookworm
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Don't think I can think of the underground in the same way 😂 another fun mystery and can't wait to get started on book 4!!

MayJasper Ooh lucky you. I have only read the first one but really enjoyed it. 3y
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VenmariPasinos
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1. At home. 🙂
2. Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch (tagged book)
3. I take a look at my stack and choose the book I gravitate to. ☺

#TuesdayTidbits
@SilversReviews

P.S. I just noticed I'm a day late in answering this. Oops. 😋

SilversReviews No worries about what day you played. Thanks for playing. 😊 Good answers. 3y
VenmariPasinos @SilversReviews Thank you! Until the next #TuesdayTidbits! ❤ 3y
SilversReviews @VenmariPasinos 😊 I hope I can think of something to do for next Tuesday. It was just a whim yesterday, and I decided to post. 😊 I'll TRY to make it a weekly thing. :) (edited) 3y
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Jas16
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I like this series more and more with every book. Thank you Litsyverse for convincing me to give the audio versions a try. I will definitely be sticking with this format as I continue on with the next books.

lucylovestoread Oooh I love the idea of these in audio form - great idea! 4y
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Dragon
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Another fun romp with the Folly Gang. Lesley is still on sick leave from the regular Metropolitan Police, but is now studying magic at the Folly with the irregular police. We meet some new characters , revisit some old characters and solve a murder mystery. Love ❤️ the London Around Christmas setting

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Dragon
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A Doctor Who Reference! Gotta love these books ! 💙

Eggs Who could forget the Daleks 4y
Dragon Thanks @Eggs , Daleks do look like salt shakers with plungers attached. Who can forget their heartfelt yells of “Exterminate! “ ? One of the best villains in Doctor Who. 4y
Eggs @Dragon they do!! I remember walking about the house with my best robot voice "exterminate!!" Good times 4y
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Dragon Thanks @Eggs Doctor Who forever 💙 4y
Eggs We watched it a lot in the 80s-many Whos have come and gone since. Maybe it's on Amazon or Netflix 4y
Dragon Thanks @Eggs the new series comes on the Space Channel here. 4y
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Dragon
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We are reading the next book in the series. Lesley May has joined the gang at The Folly. Pete Grant ❤️

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jenniferheidi
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The Rivers of London series never fails to kick start my reading, even in my current rut. I want to read them all at once but I don‘t want them to run out... This one - the third in the series - focuses on the mysterious death of an American art student on the underground and takes PC Peter Grant into the tunnels and sewers. Not my favourite of the series so far but it comes with everything you expect - humour, fantasy and a love of London.

Maddyflake I‘m the same! I love the series so much. If I am in a reading rut, I always go for Peter Grant (or something Pratchett😜) and it always helps. Have read the series twice now and can‘t wait till the next one in November (only...nine months away😬)! 4y
jenniferheidi @Maddyflake I‘m trying to pace myself until November! 😆 4y
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Loving the cheeky Britpop reference!

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umbrellagirl
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Congratulations @cobwebmoth on 1,000 followers. My #surprisedgiveaway choice would be this one. I don‘t normally go for police or crime novels but these are different and fun. A bit like Harry Potter goes to work at The Met. I‘m on the fifth one in the series now and hoping there are more to come.

cobwebmoth Thanks! Your description makes it sound like a fun series to read.☺ 4y
GarthRanzz I have the first one, Rivers of London, on my TBR. Just added this one too! 4y
umbrellagirl @GarthRanzz I‘ve enjoyed them all. I just listened to the short story that‘s free on Audible this morning. 4y
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Dogearedcopy
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I feel like Ben Aaronovitch‘s pacing has slowed a little bit with this third-in-series; but his humor, cleverness and plotting remain as strong as ever. In this story, PC Peter Grant is called to a scene wherein an American art student is found with a pottery shard in his back and the muck of the sewers on his boots... Audiobook narrator Kobna Holdbrook-Smith‘s characters are richer sounding and even better developed than before.

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Dogearedcopy
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🎧 Just uploaded this to my iPhone: An urban fantasy featuring PC Peter Grant. He‘s a novice wizard working the streets of London. I love the author‘s writing style (Clever, fun, British) and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith‘s performances. This may be the year I listen to the whole series :-)

emtobiasz I did that last year! 😄 no regrets! 4y
Dogearedcopy @emtobiasz Were you the one who was thinking of re-listening to it this year too? 4y
emtobiasz @Dogearedcopy ha! Maybe. I haven't found much more n audio that lives up to this. 4y
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tracylee11
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In love with this series! Such great writing and a combination of magic and police/crime.

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umbrellagirl
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Thank you @DGRachel for all of your contributions to this amazing little corner of the internet! #sharethelitsylove

I‘m currently enjoying the third book in this series, and mysteries in general recently. I‘d describe this as Harry Potter grew up and went to work at the Met.

DGRachel I‘ve read the first two and gotten my mom hooked on this series. So good! 4y
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umbrellagirl
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They‘re rather optimistic that I‘ll need to reseal this packet of biscuits.

JSW Hahahaha!!! 👍🏼 4y
KarenUK 😂😋 4y
rustoryhuf I love those digestives! 4y
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BookwormM Like resealable chocolate who are they kidding 🤣🤣 4y
Mollyanna 🤣🤣🤣 4y
Bradleygirl Omigosh I want those too! 4y
umbrellagirl As predicted, they were consumed in one sitting, though my son graciously helped! 4y
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dsfisher
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This is the third in the PC Grant series and so far my favorite. I enjoyed seeing how some of the “normal” people Grant comes in contact with deal with magic and magical creatures. A lot of action and a little twist or two. A fun read.

Andrew65 I‘ve stalled after book 1, which I read in May 2015. I need to get back to this series in 2018. 4y
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emmaturi
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So today went to the book store to buy a voucher for a work colleague. Yes so I just had too buy some books for myself. Both are second books in their own series. I am really excited to read them! #books #tbr #bookcovers #bookmad #bookcrazy #lovetoread

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emmaturi
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Whispers Underground is the 3rd in the DC Grant series. I really like all the covers, so cool! #books #bookcovers #bluebooks #lovetoread #bookinstagram #bookmad

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alanaleigh
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"This is why magic is worse even than quantum physics. Because, while both spit in the eye of common sense, I've never yet had a Higgs bosun turn up and try to have a conversation with me." - Whispers Under Ground by Ben Aaronovitch

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Jamesfahyauthor
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Loved the first book in this series. Second volume was a bit hit and miss for me, but fully back on track with this excellent book three 👌🏻

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"Well, our victim had a thirst for knowledge," said Stephanopolous. "He was a student at St. Martins College." Absolutely loved this sly little Pulp reference. "Common People" is prob one of my fave songs.

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you enjoy it here! 4y
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