Ben Aaronovitch

Interviewed 10 November 2018

Ben Aaronovitch

Ben Aaronovitch was born and raised in London and all his work has reflected his abiding fascination and love for what he modestly likes to refer to as the ‘capital of the world.’ He is the author of the Peter Grant/Rivers of London urban fantasy series, plus a spin-off series of graphic novels set in the same universe.

In his youth he wrote for Doctor Who (including the Remembrance of the Daleks episode), Casualty and the late, lamented space soap Jupiter Moon – a show so low budget that you were only allowed seven of the regular cast in any given episode!

He also wrote a series of tie-in novels for Virgin Books and Big Finish that turned out to be excellent practice for his fiendish plan to inflict his prose upon an unsuspecting world.

Ben still lives in London and is currently working on his next novel.


Books by Ben Aaronovitch

Lies Sleeping

The Faceless Man is back and it’s up to DC Peter Grant and his colleagues from the Folly to stop his latest murderous spree and stop him unleashing chaos on London.

Reviewed on 08 December 2018 by Linda Wilson

The Furthest Station

When things that normally go bump in the night start disturbing commuters on the tube, PC Peter Grant gets dispatched to sort out the problem.

Reviewed on 28 October 2017 by Linda Wilson

The Hanging Tree

Life was always going to get complicated for Peter Grant when Lady Ty's teenage daughter is involved with a drug overdose at a party, but matters quickly become more complicated with the involvement of a magical book and the Faceless Man.

Reviewed on 18 February 2017 by Anthea Hawdon

Foxglove Summer

Peter Grant takes a trip to rural Herefordshire to assist in the search for two missing children.

Reviewed on 29 November 2014 by Linda Wilson

Broken Homes

A murder, a suicide and a theft of a magical book lead PC Peter Grant to a strange estate in South London. Can he find out what the evil magician, the Faceless Man, is planning before it's too late?

Reviewed on 11 December 2013 by Anthea Hawdon