Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • Midnight Riot
  • Written by Ben Aaronovitch
  • Format: Paperback | ISBN: 9780345524256
  • Our Price: $7.99
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Midnight Riot

Buy now from Random House

  • Midnight Riot
  • Written by Ben Aaronovitch
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9780345524584
  • Our Price: $7.99
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Midnight Riot

Midnight Riot

    Select a Format:
  • Book
  • eBook

Written by Ben AaronovitchAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ben Aaronovitch


List Price: $7.99


On Sale: February 01, 2011
Pages: 352 | ISBN: 978-0-345-52458-4
Published by : Del Rey Ballantine Group
Midnight Riot Cover

Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - Midnight Riot
  • Email this page - Midnight Riot
  • Print this page - Midnight Riot
Tags for this book (powered by Library Thing)
fantasy (234) fiction (164) urban fantasy (159) london (156)
» see more tags
» hide


Probationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London’s Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he’ll face is a paper cut. But Peter’s prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter’s ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the uncanny. Now, as a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic.
Ben Aaronovitch

About Ben Aaronovitch

Ben Aaronovitch - Midnight Riot
Ben Aaronovitch was born in London in 1964 and had the kind of dull routine childhood that drives a man either to drink or to science fiction. He is a screenwriter, with early notable success on BBC's leg3endary Doctor Who, for which he wrote some episodes now widely regarded as classics, and which even he is quite fond of. After a decade of such work, he decided it was time to show the world what he could really do, and embarked on his first serious original novel. The result is Midnight Riot, the debut adventure of Peter Grant, followed by Moon Over Soho. He can be contacted vis his website, http://www.the-folly.com/.


“Fresh, original and a wonderful read. I loved it.”—Charlaine Harris

Midnight Riot is what would happen if Harry Potter grew up and joined the Fuzz. It is a hilarious, keenly imagined caper.”—Diana Gabaldon

“Filled with detail and imagination . . . Aaronovitch is a name to watch.”—Peter F. Hamilton

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

“Aaronovitch has created a fun and funny character in Grant, who displays wit more than snark (a welcome attitude) and shows he can think on his feet. . . . It's a great start to what will hopefully be a long series of adventures.”--SFrevu.com

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: