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The Hanging Tree
The Hanging Tree | Ben Aaronovitch
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Another gripping and hilarious adventure through the secret streets of London. A tour of what remains and an insight into what once was with a liberal sprinkling of folklore, myth and violent crime. Each of Ben Aaronovitch's previous Peter Grant novels have been Sunday Times Top Ten HB bestsellers and The Hanging Tree looks set to repeat the feat. The Hanging Tree was the Tyburn gallows which stood where Marble Arch stands today. Oxford Street was the last trip of the condemned. Somethings don't change. The place has a bloody and haunted legacy and now blood has returned to the empty Mayfair mansions of the world's super-rich. And blood mixed with magic is a job for Peter Grant. Peter Grant is back as are Nightingale et al at the Folly and the various river gods, ghosts and spirits who attach themselves to England's last wizard and the Met's reluctant investigator of all things supernatural.
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Chancecall
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Back to form after a few OK entries, things really ramp up in this book. As always, I enjoyed the little nods to ancient london wrapped into the plot, as fantastical as ever and Im a little bit in love with Nightingale and his casual badassery. Also, i stole the kids crayons and drew a picture of a tree worthy of a primary school art project. If the kids ask, the circles are apples. : )

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Ddzmini
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Well the fight continues… and I can‘t wait to read the next book 📖🤗🤨

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Ddzmini
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🤨📖

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Ddzmini
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My next read … can‘t get enough of Peter Grants character in this series 🤗📖

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Like your quilt! 1mo
Dragon Love 💚 Peter Grant 👍 1mo
Ddzmini @thegirlwiththelibrarybag it has turtles on it …@Dragon me too 1mo
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Ddzmini
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Book mail…I haven‘t been reading because I‘m trying to get my last paper for this course done 😰 … but then I‘ll have May off so I will be reading next month then my last course starts June… so excited to get this done 🤪

Dragon Love 💚 this series 👍🐉 2mo
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Leniverse
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Jeremy Beaumont-Jones had been lucky enough to be born rich. He wasn't in the mad oligarch class but once you're past a certain point, the sheer weight of your money sucks in wealth like a financial singularity. If you're sensible enough not to blow it on race horses, cocaine or musical theatre, then it becomes a perpetual-motion money making machine.

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#TesmSlaughter 27 words x 10 pts each = 270 pts plus the post (+271 total)

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All 32 words for +320 points (+1 for the post). #TeamSlaughter #gameon

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Mskt6891
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#popsugarreadingchallenge2021
Read 12/50
Prompt: a magical realism book

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Mogoeg
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Read this one while sick as I couldn't concentrate on anything serious. Always a joy to visit this world, but my, this one is plot HEAVY. A lot happens - maybe too much. Or maybe I need to reread it with a non-fevered brain. In the + column, more about non-Newtonian magicians (i.e. women!) &, as mentioned, real plot progress. But not enough Beverly or the rivers in general. And not as atmospheric as some of the others. Still a cracking good read!

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Lena_writes
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Listening to audiobooks while putting together notebooks. Quite a chill afternoon. #newts2019

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Lena_writes
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Need to do something while listening to audiobooks, so time for some diamond painting while “The Hanging Tree” is on. This one‘s a bit of a chew what with the constantly changing colours. #audiobookproblems

RoxyWilde I have that diamond painting too...just need to find the time to finish it (edited) 3y
Lena_writes @RoxyWilde It‘s such a pretty one. I had to leave it for a while, but I have a couple of hours so I‘m sneaking some in. 3y
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Runner5ive
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Managed to get another book read between uni assignments. Not as good as the one with the invisible killer unicorns, changelings and faery realms, but a very worthy addition to series and it did progress a plot thread continuing from the first book. Aaronovitch is consistently good and I love his wry wit.

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ozma.of.oz
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Okay, so there was another novella first! And it's not in the database, so this is tagged as The Hanging Tree although it takes place between that one and the next one.

A delightful little romp searching for a magical disturbance in the British Library.

I was left charmed and with so, SO many questions about the lives of magical archivists. And wanting another side series. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

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ozma.of.oz
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A drug scandal and a long lost ledger combine in unexpected ways for Peter Grant.

We get to meet different types of magical practioners, including a matrilineal line (also hello, I would like a side series just of Caroline please and thank you) and of course the American ones are entitled dicks. 😂

And the Faceless Man is finally unmasked. I can't wait to jump into the next one. Except I'll be all caught up! 😭

🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

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ozma.of.oz
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Stress baking because I really, REALLY, just need someone to explain to me how a health insurance program can have taken part of every paycheck since the middle of December, but not actually have me in the system when the dentist calls. #audiobaking

😡🤬😡🤬

Eggs 🤯😤😡😱and 💗💗💗 3y
Texreader So darned sorry! Bureaucracy! 😟 3y
Crazeedi So discouraging! Hang in there!! 3y
monalyisha At least your cookies look delicious? Good luck! 3y
ozma.of.oz @Eggs @Texreader @Crazeedi @monalyisha Thank you all for the kind words! I'm hoping I can get everything straightened out on Friday when I've got time off at the same time as their office hours. 🤣 3y
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SW-T
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Another stellar entry in the series! It just keeps getting better 🙂

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KathyWheeler
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I love these books; the narrator is fantastic! Unfortunately, once I listen to the next one, I‘ll be caught up. 😞 In The Hanging Tree, we meet the American version of the supernatural police. They are, of course (sigh), Ugly Americans when they‘re in London. We also learn just a tad bit more about Nightingale, whose name, I suspect, isn‘t actually Nightingale— other magical people refer to him as The Nightingale; maybe that‘s a title? #audiowalk

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KathyWheeler
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I have 1 hr and 42 minutes left in this book, so a couple of good walks will finish it for me. I‘ve been sick since Wednesday and finally felt well enough to walk today. Finally! #audiowalk

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KathyWheeler
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Peter‘s in trouble here; as a consequence of something that happened in book 3, he owes Lady Tyburn (a river goddess) a favor, and she‘s just called it in. #audiowalk

Kaye Nice walk ! A big circle ⭕️ 3y
KathyWheeler @kaye We have a swamp on university land; they recently built a walking trail around it. It‘s one of my favorite places to walk. 3y
Kaye Good that you have a nice trail to walk 🌸 3y
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KathyWheeler
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Since I wasn‘t ready to leave Peter Grant yet, I got this for my next audiobook listen. Aaronovitch is determined to make me love him; this book is dedicated to all librarians everywhere. 😊❤️ #audiowalk

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I love these in #audiobook form! Kobna Holdbrook-Smith is a genius voice actor. 3y
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I think I'd still take Nightingale's Jag, but it's definitely a step up for Peter.

esurient You're going to lure me into reading these books, aren't you. 4y
NotADog @esurient *innocent whistling* 4y
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1 point for science... in a series with living rivers, ghosts, and talking foxes and where Isaac Newton is the founder of English magic.

esurient YAS. 4y
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lisakoby
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Awesome...loved this book.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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@Callemarie thank you so much for the #coffeebeanbookclub package! I‘ve had a craptastic week and this definitely made me smile! @Marmie7 I‘m crazy jealous of that journal! Love this club!!!

Callemarie Yay I'm so happy you like the stuff and so sorry you had a crappy week ): I hope the weekend gets better for you xoxo 4y
BethM @Callemarie I won't be at work so it will automatically be better! 4y
Marmie7 Hope your weekend is relaxing! I really like that journal too😁 4y
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Callemarie @BethM WHOOP WHOOP NO WORK WHOOP WHOOP 4y
Avanders Hope you had a great weekend ... and that this week is 💯 with no craptasms at all! 🤗 (& I also love the club ☺️💜) 4y
BethM @Avanders thanks! Fingers crossed the work week gets better! The hubs had a work meeting today so we'll see how that goes. 4y
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RavenLovelyReads Wordsmith! 👊🏻 4y
HufflepuffGirl90 That‘s fantastic! 4y
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WeeWeegieBookworm
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Yup, Peter you are definitely a Ravenclaw 😂😂

KathyWheeler He definitely is. 4y
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WeeWeegieBookworm
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To The Jag 🚘😁

MayJasper Enjoy. I have just bought my second Ben Aaronovitch, Moon Over Soho. I am trying to read them sequentially. 4y
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LittleBug
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Has anyone read the Peter Grant series by Ben Aaronovitch? Really want to read it, but our library only has the sixth book in the series...🧐
How important is the reading order? Can I start with this one to see if I like his writing? Or should I start at the beginning? Thanks!!

PickwickPlockPlock Hi, the reading order is important. You will spoil some big twists, and I doubt the book will make much sense without reading the others first. 4y
LittleBug @PickwickPlockPlock Thanks!! Guess I‘ll be adding the series (or at least the first book) to my Christmas Wishlist😊 4y
PickwickPlockPlock If you have an ebook reader: the first book (Rivers of London) costs only 2,49€. 4y
LittleBug @PickwickPlockPlock Thanks for the tip! In that case I‘ll treat myself to it once I‘m done writing my papers🤓🤩 4y
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rabbitprincess
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Another fun entry in the Peter Grant series. I enjoy his narrative style and just following the police routine at the Folly. Also as always 😍😍 for Nightingale!

Dragon Love 💙 this series! 👻🐉 4y
rabbitprincess @Dragon I need to do a reread! 4y
Dragon Thanks @rabbitprincess Peter Grant is my new book boyfriend. Enjoy the reread! 📚🐉 4y
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Ben Aaronovitch, a former writer for Doctor Who, would be remiss in his Who alumni duty if he didn't include Whovian jokes 😁

Swe_Eva 💜💜💜 4y
rabbitprincess @Swe_Eva This passage prompted some silly grinning on the bus 😁😁 4y
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😂😂 Pret references!

Libby1 Yummy Pret! 4y
rabbitprincess @Libby1 The bacon chicken caesar sandwich is my favourite there 😋 4y
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Dragon
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Just finished the latest in the series that‘s available as an iBook. I really enjoy Peter Grant and his exploits. Peter is back in London and on the hunt for the Folly ‘s archenemy, The Faceless Man. Needless to say magical stuff happens. Two thumbs up 👍

CarolynM I've wondered about these books for years. Seeing all the Litsy love for them makes me think I really should try one 4y
elkeOriginal Love this series 💕 4y
Dragon Thanks @CarolynM it‘s a fun mix of paranormal with police procedural. Peter Grant is the main character- but they are best read in order . The tagged book is first 4y
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Dragon Thanks @elkeo I‘m so happy I had this series to enjoy this past week. I‘m on the last novella. Did you read the graphic novels? I haven‘t. 😀🐉 4y
elkeOriginal @Dragon I think I read one graphic novel and it was fun. Takes some getting used to when lining up how I thought people look with their graphic version! 4y
Dragon Good point @elkeo I have every one pictured in my mind. I think I‘ll avoid the graphic novels. 👍😀🐉 4y
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Dogearedcopy
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🎧 The sixth book in the Rivers of London/Peter Grant series is a fix for those who love the series: All the usual suspects are here and there is, of course an exciting scene involving massive property destruction, but the author has toned down the architectural stuff.

Lady Tyburn calls in her marker from Wizard/PC Peter Grant (ref ‘Whispers Underground‘ Book #3) and sets the plot into action

And of course the audiobook narrator is perfect.

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Dogearedcopy
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🎧 Next up in my TBL2Q (To Be Listened To Queue) is a return to Ben Aaronovitch‘s urban fantasy series featuring PC Peter Grant (who is also a wizard novitiate.) Judging from the book‘s cover, it looks like we‘re heading to the Hyde Park/Knightsbridge area of London!

Kobna Holbrook-Smith is the audiobook narrator who has achieved the distinction of having *become* the lead character🙂

Swe_Eva Still in London - that‘s Oxford Street on the cover. 💂🏻‍♂️ 4y
Dogearedcopy @LT_eva Thanks! I corrected it after zooming in on the cover! 🙂 4y
Swe_Eva @Dogearedcopy Hope it‘s a good one! My next in line is Foxglove Summer. 💜 Such a great series. 👍🏻 4y
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Foxyfictionista
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🦊🦊🦊🦊 I really like this series. This wasn't the best one of the bunch but it was enjoyable.

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dsfisher
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The sixth in the PC Peter Grant series finds Peter trying to honor a “favor” for Lady Tyburn, a river goddess with major attitude and serious connections. His nemesis must be dealt with and he‘s putting together a procedural manual for what other officers should do when confronted with the supernatural. A fun and witty story.

FlowerFairy Love this series 4y
kamoorephoto I‘ve been thinking about starting this series...! 4y
melrailey I‘m down to this book and the novellas in this series. I absolutely loved be it. I think I‘ gonna tackle all the graphic novels too 4y
dsfisher @kamoorephoto Highly recommend as they are very entertaining even with monsters 4y
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shanaqui
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I enjoy hanging out with Peter Grant and Co, but I am starting to wonder if this series has a planned end. Great climactic scenes and then -- whoops, he got away again.

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Crash
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"And off I pissed". I just loved that one sentence for some odd reason. It just made me laugh. Love this series!

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rwmg
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Enjoyable but depends a lot on the reader's memory of earlier episodes in the series

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rwmg
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Coffee and a book

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annalibris
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And just like that, there aren't any more Peter Grant books for me to read. There's a new one due soon, but my library has it "On Order," so I'm going to have to wait. I don't want to wait, this is a terrific series and so much fun.

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writerlibrarian
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My English TBR for September. #awesomwautumnbooks @Jess7

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shanaqui
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"The inverse square law can be such a comfort sometimes." ?

(Actually a quote from the audio exclusive "A Rare Book of Cunning Device".)

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TheBookselvesOfMillie
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I think I am a little bit behind in this series, but I have my next instalment now! Definitely the prettiest cover of all of them so far 💗 #CoverLove #TheHangingTree #BackInTrouble #BenAaronovitch

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Magslhalliday
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As with all fantasy series, past a certain point you know that you're enjoying the book for being in the series. This is not one to try to start the Peter Grant series with, as there are so many on-going narrative threads woven in. But it made me laugh aloud at the combo of police procedural and magic. Borrow Rivers of London to see if you'll like the style etc.

annalibris I love this series! I'm halfway through Foxglove Summer right now, which is also not a good one to start with if you haven't already read the others. They are great books, though! 5y
Magslhalliday Yep! People should start with 5y
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brennahawleycraig
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Finished my first book of #24in48! Loved it, but my reading just got interrupted by my farmer husband with an injured hand from work 😣 so we are at urgent care, me with my bag of books so I can keep going while we wait. @24in48

megt Hope his hand is alright! 5y
brennahawleycraig @megt thanks! He broke his finger 😣 so he's got a cast now. Could have been worse though! 5y
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emtobiasz
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Read this in two days in a heroic attempt to avoid all of my homework. I prefer these in audio over print, I think, but I'm still obsessed with this series. What am I going to do until the next one comes out????

JulieAnn Did you read the short story, The Home Crowd Advantage? I just found it. It was good. http://temporarilysignificant.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-home-crowd-advantage.html... 5y
elkeOriginal There is a novella coming called Furthest Station and there are at least 3 graphic novels - all new stories! 5y
emtobiasz @elkeo @JulieAnn the graphic novels are great! I'm going to have to check out the short stories and novellas. 5y
JulieAnn @emtobiasz I'm going to have to check out the graphic novels! 5y
JulieAnn A Rare Book of Cunning Device is free in Audible! 5y
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As if I didn't love this series enough already, it just went and made a reference to The Music Man. So glad I randomly picked up this book on a work trip to Ireland, realized it was a series and went back for the first. So sad this is the last currently released in the series. At least I have a few graphic novels and a novella coming out to tide me over! #riversoflondon