I'm reading a bit more than I used to, although nowhere near as much as I did in the past.
My current book is Moon over Soho, by Ben Aaronovitch.
It's book two in a series of four, about a young constable in London, Peter Grant, who discovers he has latent magical abilities and is taken under the wing of an older officer, a wizard, who helps him develop those abilities and subsequently solve mysterious cases that don't seem to make sense.
Book one is titled Rivers of London; book two as I've stated above is Moon over Soho; book three is Whispers Underground and book four is Broken Homes.
There is magic, which I love, murder and mystery which I also love and little bits of nonsensical whimsy which makes me smile and keep reading.
I heard about these books from other bloggers and now I'm glad I bought them.
The one thing that bothered me isn't such a big deal and by page...whatever...I'd gotten used to it, is the female character Lesley May. In books one, three and four, her name is spelled Lesley, in book two however, it is spelled Leslie and at first I thought she was a new character.
Here are a couple of quotes from book two:
"At this very moment astronomers are detecting planets around distant stars by measuring how much their orbits wobble and the clever people at CERN are smashing particles together in the hope that Doctor Who will turn up and tell them to stop."
"We both stood for a moment and contemplated the hazy far-off days of yesterday evening."
I'd recommend these for anyone who loves a little magic in their murder mysteries, or perhaps a little mystery in their magic?
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