PC Peter Grant, first apprentice wizard in seventy years, is called out to a drug overdose that on the surface shouldn’t involve him at all but one of the witnesses is the daughter of Lady Ty and he owes river goddess Tyburn a favour that she is seemingly calling in. Add to that mix, Reynard the Fox is holding an auction for a very rare book written by one Sir Isaac Newton, wizard and founder of The Folly - the institution that Peter and his boss, Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale live and work out of. Then there's the reappearance of Peter’s former friend and ex-colleague, Lesley May, when he is still smarting over her betrayal of trust, and some other familiar faces last seen in earlier novels and altogether you have a seriously good read.
I highly recommend this entire series but start from book one, Rivers of London, to best enjoy it.
Posted by JMcC
Catalogue link: The Hanging Tree