This series is hitting me like the Dresden series by Jim Butcher and the Iron Druid series by Keven Hearne. On these two series, I couldn't make it through the first book. I picked each up about 6 months later and just couldn't get enough of them. Now that's the way I feel about the Peter Grant series (or Rivers of London). After reading the first book I didn't know exactly if I wanted to go through with reading more in the series but since I had the ebook and the audiobook on my reader I thought I would read "Moon Over Soho".
Aaronovitch's Peter Grant is a smart, sometimes too smart constable in London that just happens to be an apprentice magician to DCI Nightingale. Because of this, he has to live in the "Folly" with Nightingale which leaves Grant with a lot of research time between his police duties and his magic lessons. After investigating the death of a Jazz musician he starts seeing that Jazz musicians are dying off at an alarming rate when compared to other types of musicians. Grant discovers the reason being "Jazz Vampires".
This is why I am loving this series (thanks Mike Finn) because of Aaronovitch's unexhausted originality and the storytelling by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, who else can come up with Jazz Vampires and who else could sell like Kobna. One phrase does not make a book, but the originality of this book really makes it a good read.
I rate this a 4 of 5 stars.
Moon over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch
Book 2 in the Peter Grant series