Ben Aaaronovitch – Foxglove Summer review

Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch

This week there’s a new book, Foxglove Summerby Ben Aaaronovitch, a lovely blend of crime / detective and supernatural.

Ben Aaronovitch’s career started with a bang writing for Doctor Who, subsided in the middle and then, as is traditional, a third act resurgence with the bestselling Rivers of London series! So …if you like this book, there are four others to read.

Rivers of London was a World Book Night choice last year, rated 5* by our readers and the series is going to be on telly.

Foxglove Summer is full of warmth, sly humour and a rich cornucopia of things you never knew about London, Aaronovitch’s series has swiftly added Grant’s magical London to Rebus’ Edinburgh and Morse’s Oxford as a destination of choice for those who love their crime with something a little extra.

In the fifth of this bestselling series the author 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.