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Lies Sleeping
By (author): Ben Aaronovitch
9780756415136 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Fantasy / Urban Nov 20, 2018
$35.00 CAD
Active 5.78 x 8.51 x 0.99 in 304 pages DAW
The seventh book of the bestselling Rivers of London urban fantasy series returns to the adventures of Peter Grant, detective and apprentice wizard, as he solves magical crimes in the city of London.

The Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud, and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring him to justice.

But even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that the Faceless Man, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long term plan. A plan that has its roots in London’s two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees.

To save his beloved city Peter’s going to need help from his former best friend and colleague—Lesley May—who brutally betrayed him and everything he thought she believed in. And, far worse, he might even have to come to terms with the malevolent supernatural killer and agent of chaos known as Mr Punch….

Story Locale: London

Series Overview: This bestselling UK series follows Peter Grant, an ordinary constable turned magician’s apprentice, as he solves crimes across London in a sensational blend of inventive urban fantasy, gripping mystery thriller, and hilarious fantasy caper.

SEVENTH BOOK in the bestselling Rivers of London series

SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER: recent installments of the series have consistently made the top ten list of the UK Sunday Times bestsellers

FIRST TIME IN HARDCOVER: Lies Sleeping will move the series into hardcover for the first time in the US

WROTE FOR DOCTOR WHO: Aaronovitch has been a writer for the internationally popular sci-fi TV show, Doctor Who

GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES for the Rivers of London books launched July 2015 in the UK

BBC TV MINISERIES optioned and planned for production by the company behind the Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell miniseries adaptation

Ben Aaronovitch started his writing career in screenwriting, most prominently on the TV show Doctor Who, before becoming a bookseller. He returned to writing with his London-based criminal investigative fantasy, The Rivers of London, which launched the thrilling and wry adventures of magician and police officer Peter Grant.

Author Residence: London, England

Marketing: National Print Publicity

Online Reviews and Author Interviews

Blog Outreach Campaign

Targeted online advertising

Promotion at conventions

ARC distribution and giveaways

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Twitter: @Ben_Aaronovitch

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Praise for Rivers of London

“A low-income housing tower gone awry, an old enemy with a bone to pick…and a shocker of an ending—Broken Homes is a delight.”—Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times-bestselling author

“This series is a constant joy to read….I’ve been looking forward all year to find out what happened next, and the book did not disappoint.”—Genevieve Cogman, author of The Invisible Library

“The prose is witty, the plot clever, and the characters incredibly likeable.”—Time Out

“The perfect blend of CSI and Harry Potter.”—io9


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