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Broken Homes
Broken Homes | Ben Aaronovitch
My name is Peter Grant, and I am a keeper of the secret flame -- whatever that is. Truth be told, there's a lot I still don't know. My superior Nightingale, previously the last of England's wizardly governmental force, is trying to teach me proper schooling for a magician's apprentice. But even he doesn't have all the answers. Mostly I'm just a constable sworn to enforce the Queen s Peace, with the occasional help from some unusual friends and a well-placed fire blast. With the new year, I have three main objectives, a) pass the detective exam so I can officially become a DC, b) work out what the hell my relationship with Lesley Mai, an old friend from the force and now fellow apprentice, is supposed to be, and most importantly, c) get through the year without destroying a major landmark. Two out of three isn t bad, right? A mutilated body in Crawley means another murderer is on the loose. The prime suspect is one Robert Weil, who may either be a common serial killer or an associate of the twisted magician known as the Faceless Man -- a man whose previous encounters I've barely survived. I've also got a case about a town planner going under a tube train and another about a stolen grimoire. But then I get word of something very odd happening in Elephant and Castle, on a housing estate designed by a nutter, built by charlatans, and inhabited by the truly desperate. If there's a connection to the Crawley case, I'll be entering some tricky waters of juristiction with the local river spirits. We have a prickly history, to say the least. Just the typical day for a magician constable."
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quietjenn
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It's been a while since I spent any time in the Folly, so breakin' with this volume of the series 🙂

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Chancecall
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Really enjoying the world BA is building and spend a lot of time during this read looking at brutalist architecture as a result of some of the locations included.

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Ddzmini
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Just finished reading this great work. Love reading Ben Aaronovitch‘s books on to the next book now 🤨📖

Dragon The Rivers of London series is a favourite 💚🐉 3mo
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Ddzmini
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Decided to read this instead

MeJeMiller Looks interesting 3mo
Ddzmini @MeJeMiller I love the series it‘s different 3mo
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Ddzmini
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More book mail to continue this series loving it 🤨📖📚

shanaqui They're very fun, quick reads! 3mo
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Katerina
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I didn't enjoy it as much as the previous one, mostly due to the certain secondary characters not appearing, but the surprise ending makes me want to start the next one straight away.

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yvo_about_books
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I love this little penguin corner bookmark! 😍🐧📖 I'm really enjoying Broken Homes so far and I'll be looking forward to read more today. 😁

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yvo_about_books
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I'm hoping to start the next Rivers Of London book tonight! A certain someone wants me to play fetch with him instead though... 🙈😂🐶📖

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Elizabeth2
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Day 1 - #winter #christmasquotes

“In the winter, she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” Ben Aaronovitch, Broken Homes

ozma.of.oz Wow! What a picture! 😍😍 2y
EadieB Love that picture too! So cozy! Thanks for playing! 2y
Elizabeth2 @ozma.of.oz @EadieB I can‘t take credit for the photo. It‘s a stock photo that I was drawn to for this quote. I sure do wish I could curl up there! 2y
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Tineke
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Another fun installment in the series. With a twist.
TBR since June 12th. 2020, 357 pages.

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jackilynn
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Things got off to a very slow start but eventually things took off at warp speed. Everything started spiraling and I couldn't put the book down. While I may "understand" it I was not expecting that betrayal at the end. Fingers crossed things aren't necessarily what they seem.

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jackilynn
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None of my library/book apps have these on audio anymore so I had to break down and request a physical copy. I was really enjoying the audio versions so I am slightly bummed. Hopefully I will still be able to enjoy the books this way.

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saritaroth
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I believe this was the last book I read from this series before I kind of fizzled out. This one involves Peter Grant trying to solve a case that originally looks like a suicide; a man throws himself in front of a train. But Grant quickly learns that the man may have been coerced into committing suicide. He continues to try and find the Faceless Man, the villain in this series I liked this book a bit more than the second and third books. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Heideschrampf I found this to be a low in the series too, but i felt it picked up again after! 2y
saritaroth @Heideschrampf That's good to know. Maybe I'll try to read the rest of the series. Thanks! 2y
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ErinSBecker
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@MittenGirlPeach @QuietlyLaura #ispy yellow covers. How about a teapot/teacup/coffee cup? (Hard one I know!)

MittenGirlPeach Ooohhhhh. What a fun challenge! 2y
QuietlyLaura Thanks for tagging me! I‘ll see what I have. ☺️ 2y
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BreakingRad1977
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Another great read. Good police procedural. Some nice humor and the story travels along at a good pace. Thanks again Ben Aaronovitch.

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wildwoodreads
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“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.”

It‘s officially winter! I love this season. I decided posting my most anticipated book releases would be a great way to celebrate. If you want to check it out click on the link. https://readinginthewildwood.com/2019/12/21/my-most-anticipated-winter-releases/

What are your most anticipated releases?

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Mogoeg
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#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer #TBRRead (15 points)

Finished today on the train (lots of trains this weekend). All of the London Rivers are on my TBR list - but have to take a break & wait for my library queue!

Enjoyed this one almost as much as n1 - groovy architecture lessons this time - I'm fascinated with the history of council/public housing in the UK & elsewhere. Great twist at the end as well!

StayCurious Yay! 15 points! (edited) 3y
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writerlibrarian
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It's going to be that kind of night... 3-0 🐧 against Philly. In the first 10m.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian After 2 periods... 6-0 🐧 87 has three points and he's wearing a protective chin gear. Nothing stops Crosby especially against the Flyers. 3y
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sparrowssavvy
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I‘m off in Europe for three weeks, starting in Edessa, in northern Greece. So for the first time ever, I‘m trying out a kobo. I have always resisted using them before.

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writerlibrarian
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Tired and happy to be back home. Spending the day at the National Library is fun but exhausting. 🍁 and 🦈 in TO. It's Patrick Marleau's return. Almost at 40% of my reread of this one. #readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian It is 1-0 after one period for the 🦈 3y
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writerlibrarian
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Back to back games are hard. Tampa is a tough opponent. #readingandwatchinghockey

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writerlibrarian
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This is a reread. I love this series and i fell for Peter and the gang all over again finishing Whispers. So I'm jumping right into the next reread. 🐧 in Florida, 🍁 in Boston. #readingandwatchinghockey

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Leftik
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Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! (Immediately borrows next audiobook.)

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ozma.of.oz
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😱😱😱Well. That was definitely an ending. It's a good thing my new Audible credit is coming soon!

At the center of this mystery is an apartment tower, designed by a practitioner and targeted by Faceless.

I love that we get a glimpse of the magical world outside of the U.K., with the introduction of Chinese practitioners and a Russian witch.

And my delight in learning the author fancasts Paul Mcgann as Nightingale knows no bounds. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗

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SW-T
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This series gets better and better! Feel for poor Peter and Nightingale. So close to their foe and then to be betrayed...ouch. Ready for book five!

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KathyWheeler
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This series just gets better, but it‘s also getting darker. I love the rules and history of magic that Aaronovitch has created. I finished this book and started the latest Miranda James book, Six Cats A Slayin‘. #audiowalk

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KathyWheeler
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One more walk should finish this book. It was chilly outside; next time I‘m bringing gloves! #audiowalk

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KathyWheeler
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Took a break from Becoming Mrs. Lewis to go on a walk. Quite a change to go from a novel about Joy Davidman, C.S. Lewis‘s wife, to one about supernatural wizard detective, Peter Grant! Technically, the moon in this pic was not from my walk, but I liked it. #audiowalk

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KathyWheeler
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More Peter Grant. I can‘t figure out why my weather app says the air quality today is unhealthy; it‘s a beautiful day with a blue sky and a nice breeze. #audiowalk

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KathyWheeler
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New Peter Grant for my walk. We get even more of Inspector Nightingale‘s background, although he threatened to stop telling his story if Peter didn‘t quit calling his magic school Hogwarts. 😄 #audiowalk

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Ekkross
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“That which does not kill us,” I said, “has to get up extra early in the morning if it wants to get us next time.”

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Ekkross
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But I have to say that recently I hav Elise faith in the word impossible.

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BookHoarder32
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When you start nerding out because all that time watching 'Forged in Fire' is starting to pay off when forging is mentioned in the book you're reading...
They're talking about Damascus steel! LOL 🤓 #nerd

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lisakoby
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Excellent book and narration by K. Holdbrook-Smith.

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VenmariPasinos
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Celebrate your small victories. 🖤
#currentlyreading #book4PeterGrantseries

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jenniferheidi
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I think this was my favourite of the series since the first: the different elements of magical London really fleshed out and coming together now and a juicy twist to set up the next book. As ever, London is the main character but I particularly liked the focus on estate architecture (right up this town planner‘s street).

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IrIsFlowerLeaf
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"In 1666, following an unfortunate workplace accident, the city of London burned down."

Otherwise known as the Great London Fire. For three days the city burned destroying nearly 70000 homes of the 80000 inhabitants. But really if you think about it, yes "an unfortunate workplace accident"

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Dragon
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Thumbs up for the fourth entry of the series. This one is more serious and dark. Peter Grant still has funny comments but stuff happens and it‘s dark and it‘s shocking. Still reeling!

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Dragon
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The great thing about ebooks: you finish the third book in the series and you immediately want to start the fourth book but it‘s raining, it‘s cold - so download ebook! Instant book gratification 😂

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Dogearedcopy
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🎧 I‘m giving this a pick because of Kobna Holdbrook-Smith‘s amazing performance that has cemented him as *being* Peter Grant; And Aaronovitch‘s writing of a couple of glorious action scenes. BUT the pace was significantly slower than others so far in the series, there were some fantastic leaps of “logic” and I still don‘t understand *how* the Terry‘s Chocolate Orange-like thing worked in the climactic scene :-/

Dogearedcopy Image: Terry‘s Chocolate Orange (from Handbagsandcupcakes.co.uk) 4y
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Dogearedcopy
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🎧 Tomorrow I‘ve got an hour+ commute each way to Sanctuary One (animal rescue farm) where I volunteer on weekends. It‘ll be the perfect time to start the next book in the Rivers of London/Peter Grant series.

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ablachly
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I‘ve been devouring this series all weekend. I love Peter‘s scientific experiments and secret architectural knowledge, mixed in with magic and a British police procedural.

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Mskt6891
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Kicking off #24in48 by finishing one of my current reads. I live in London and I get so excited when I know the places that are described in the books! Does anyone else do this?!

PurpleyPumpkin Yes! I love coming across a reference related to where I live or to a place that I‘ve visited. And I find that I can really relate and/or get into the story more. 👍🏽 4y
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dsfisher
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I have been enjoying the PC Grant series and the supernatural creatures he deals with. Did not see the ending coming even though in hindsight it was a possibility.

Andrew65 Only read thee first one, need to progress in this series! 4y
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GripLitGrl
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melrailey
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It's little funnies like these in these Peter Grant books that really make me laugh. I love the way that instead of continuing dialogue he gives us the answer in actions.

TNbookworm Love this series! 5y
mjdowens Love this series. Waiting for book 3 to get to me 5y
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brennahawleycraig
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My #Julyreads are here. This is far more impressive than most months for me, largely because of graphic novels (Saga reread!) and the #24in48 readathon. Also finished up the Rivers of London series with three books and three graphic novels. @24in48

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annalibris
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This is book 4 of this series, and I just put in a request for the fifth one. They're really fun, I like the main character's point of view, and there's just enough grit to make it realistic, but not too gory. I do recommend reading them in order.

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emtobiasz
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Ahhh, I went from having none of my holds in, to having too many come in at once! This series is going quickly, though, and I foresee a lot of audiopacking and audiopainting in my future.

In other news, I'm trying out Overdrive's new Libby app, and I'm still deciding if I like it. Slick new look, but the audio syncing function is really glitchy for me-- it keeps sending me back 30 seconds while I'm actively listening 🙄

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Oh. My. GOD! I was enjoying this immensely, as I have all the others in this urban fantasy series, up until the very end. I especially liked all the architectural details and the reappearance of Beverly. Every book Kobna Holdbrook-Smith has to do like three new accents and voices he's never done before and he nails them, of course. But the ending!!! Let's just say I am currently downloading the next Peter Grant as we speak because I cannot wait.

Verity Aaronovitch just can't write them quick enough for me! They're so good! 5y
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Verity I really liked the others, but this is the first one where I was dying to read the next when I finished it! 5y
WOCreads Yesss! Love the audio 💜 I'm up to book 5, one of my faves and even got my mom hooked 😁 5y
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @WOCreads Ha, nice! I bet my mom would like this series too. 5y
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