Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch was recommended to me by my friend Gary and has proven to be a delightful way to start the new year. In other words, I enjoyed it very much.
Peter Grant is a rookie constable in London who is just about to be assigned to sorting red tape when he happens to talk to a ghost who claims to have been a witness to a murder. This brings him to the attention of one Inspector Nightingale–the last wizard in the employ of the London Metropolitan Police. The course of Peter’s career and his life undergo rapid change as he becomes Nightingale’s apprentice and begins to explore the world of Magical London.
This book was very well written. At times funny and at times suspenseful. Confident in tone, I found it to be a very good read.