Foxglove Summer

Foxglove Summer

Book - 2014
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In the fifth of his bestselling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London - to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children. But while you can take the London copper out of London you can't take the London out of the copper. Travelling west with Beverley Brook Peter soon finds himself caught up in a deep mystery and having to tackle local cops and local gods. And what's more all the shops are closed by 4pm...
Publisher: London : 2014. Gollancz,
ISBN: 9780575132504
Branch Call Number: AF AARO


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Apr 10, 2019

I have been bingeing on the Peter Grant books as if they were candy...cannot put them down! That said, this book felt a bit unpolished; it was too slow getting started and too quick to end. In other words, I wish there had been less introduction and more denouement. Nonetheless, I like that this book had a different feel than the others. It takes place in the English countryside, near the Welsh border, and it has something of a Midsummer Night's Dream flavor. I recommend this book to anglophiles.

Sep 29, 2018

This was the best Peter Grant book to date. It brought so many elements of the series together, and showed us how each of the characters has grown. And, it was just a lot of fun!

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Aug 27, 2018

Can’t get enough of this series...but definitely start at the beginning, with Midnight Riot. Love that this incorporates the experience of a POC in England from an immigrant community.

CMLibrary_akeller Jan 05, 2018

This book was a fun read, but I didn't like it as much as I liked the first 4 books. It takes place outside of London in a small country town where two girls have been kidnapped and there is a possibility of magic being involved. It has unicorns and My Little Pony references. We also get to meet new creatures and beings. I like Peter's relationship with Beverly who is such a fascinating character. I also find it amusing when he has to spin things so people won't know there is magic involved.

Jul 03, 2017

Another great book in a consistently good series. Start with "Midnight Riot" to get the full effect.

Nov 26, 2016

The author continues with his narrators strong voice, drawing you deeper into this magical world where anything is possible. However, this volume drifts slightly further from what seems to be the overarching plot of the series, as well as from the heart of London, and for me loses something by it. I continue to look forwards to future installments however, as this series is much to good to put down after one book that only marginally failed to meet the previously high set of expectations.

Aug 01, 2016

The most recent story in the Rivers of London series. I can't get enough of this cleverly written and amusing slightly paranomal mystery series set in London.

Jul 30, 2016

Ben Aaronovitch does it again. Great fun!

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Nov 26, 2016

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