Rivers of London, Volume 4: Detective Stories

Rivers of London, Volume 4: Detective Stories

Four self-contained magical crimes, ripped from the streets of supernatural London. From the million-selling Rivers of London novel and graphic novel series by writer Ben Aaronovitch comes this unmissable next chapter in the saga, as PC Peter Grant faces his gruelling Detective exam, forcing him to relive the strangest cases of his career! From foling an aspiring god to co Four self-contained magical crimes, ripped from the streets of supernatural London. From the million-selling ...

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Title:Rivers of London, Volume 4: Detective Stories
Author:Ben Aaronovitch
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:Rivers of London Volume 4: Detective Stories
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:128 pages pages

Rivers of London, Volume 4: Detective Stories Reviews

  • Andrew
    Dec 10, 2017
    Okay I will apologise in that this is a little bit late but I think the cold I have just shifted had something to say about that. Okay so what to say about the next in the Rivers of London graphic novel series? Well for starters as the series of books increases there is finally an n...
  • Katie
    Mar 09, 2018
    Another reviewer did an excellent job at summarizing this book: "Another decent Rivers of London collection that should please (but not thrill) fans of the novels. This collection consists of four self-contained short stories linked together by a cute framing device." This is not a ...
  • Raj
    Dec 23, 2017
    This volume of the 'Rivers of London' graphic novel series takes a slightly different format to the previous ones. Rather than being a single story, it's a set of short stories, with the overarching narrative of Peter taking his detective exam and these being episodes from his history ...
  • AndrewP
    Jul 27, 2018
    So far I think this is my favorite of the Rivers of London graphic novels. It's covers 4 of Peter Grant's minor cases with an overall theme of him trying to explain 'Falcon involvement' to a reviewing officer. What I really liked about this one is how Aaronovitch writes Peter's inner v...
  • Ellen
    Dec 04, 2018
    I said in my review for the last Rivers of London comic compilation that I liked the way that the comics add depth to the novels - add characterization, add a sense of time (since the novels are pacing out over years and often skip several months, in-text or between books, there's plen...
  • Carol.
    Jul 08, 2018
    Ben Aaronovitch is a talented writer. And a very, very slow one. I try not to complain, because at least his books are dense enough that they tolerate re-reads and re-listens. But eventually, I miss the world of the Folly and turn to the graphic novels. Detective Stories is one of the ...
  • Hamti
    Feb 06, 2018
    Ich verschlinge die Graphic Novels zu der Rivers of London Reihe immer regelrecht. Es ist einfach so schön immer wieder kurze Einblicke in den Alltag der Charaktere zu bekommen, während man auf eine neues Buch wartet. Die Geschichten sind immer mit sehr viel Liebe und sehr vielen D...
  • Emily
    Jan 28, 2018
    Good stuff as always. Could have done with more Nightingale, but this was still an enjoyable collection. ...
  • Lyn
    Apr 20, 2018
    Cool as the under side of the pillow. Peter Grant, our favorite apprentice wizard / police constable is being interviewed for a higher rank and so Ben Aaronovitch, the coolest under the pillow practitioner this side of nevernever, uses this setting as a vehicle to tell some shorter ...
  • Marjolein
    May 31, 2018
    Full review to come! ...
  • Alex Sarll
    Jan 07, 2018
    Four short stories from Peter Grant's career in policing, with the framing device of his detective's exam (conducted by an understandably confused non-magical copper). They're all far more substantial than most single issues manage these days; granted, the opening story is a bit on the...
  • Dee
    Dec 20, 2017
    Part of what I love about these books is the police procedural stuff, so obviously I really enjoyed these little case reviews. Plus bonus Leslie feels. ...
  • Dan
    Feb 24, 2018
    This fourth volume elects to tell a series of short stories featuring Peter Grant and the Rivers of London world rather than one bigger story. Aaronovitch uses a clever framing device here where Peter is undergoing his detective interview and shares some past cases. The stories are...
  • Lucy
    Nov 03, 2018
    The Rivers of London novels are great fun and the graphic novels are interesting and fun as well. It's nice to see different ways of depicting familiar characters, even though they don't match my mental pictures. (I keep seeing Peter as looking like Trevor Noah). The general theme her...
  • Ben
    Mar 04, 2018
    Finally, an actual standalone tie-in for the Peter Grant series that you can read and enjoy and not worry how it relates to the main series! I quite enjoyed this collection of four reviewed cases as recounted by Grant to DI Chopra as part of Grant's detective exam. The stories are ...
  • Shannon Appelcline
    Jan 23, 2018
    This collection of stories about Peter's past cases is really the least of the Rivers of London comics so far. There's nothing at all wrong with it, but the cases are forgettable and there's not much contribution to the overall storyline or world. The exception is when the authors r...
  • Margaret
    Oct 03, 2017
    The most recent offering in the Rivers of London graphic novels series. This one is four separate stories linked by the device of Peter Grant doing his final interview to ascertain whether he is suitable to be promoted to Detective Constable. The interviewer, Detective Inspector Cho...
  • Rana
    Jun 14, 2018
    Man, this is a bit devastating as a kinda flashback. Poor Leslie. ...
  • Mark
    Oct 27, 2017
    Nice little filler till the next novel comes out. ...
  • Wing Kee
    Feb 08, 2018
    I found these quite technical and fun. World: Standard art. But the world building here is good. It's not huge and grand but it fills in the gaps nicely and also gives little character moments that make me smile. The bulk of the story is actual world building with a large chunk in ...
  • Roy
    Jan 19, 2018
    Love this series bur this has to be the strongest offering from the graphic novels do far. Multiple short detective stories from Peters past. Told from Peters view explaining how things got solved etc. Just way too short!! ...
  • Tanwen Cooper
    Sep 01, 2018
    This is my favourite of the graphic novel Rivers of London I've read. It consists of four short stories (with several one page stories in there as well) as Peter tells an examiner about his work with the police and the Folly. The stories take place throughout his career, including befo...
  • Rachel Redhead
    Feb 20, 2018
    Four interconnected but not connected (does that make sense?) stories that add a little more detail about our hero/disaster magnet. I like these graphic novels, they can convey much of the story with the art work, though they have the obvious disadvantage of not being able to allow us ...
  • Paul E. Morph
    Sep 17, 2017
    Another decent (but not outstanding) Rivers of London collection that should please (but not thrill) fans of the novels. This collection consists of four self-contained short stories linked together by a cute framing device. ...
  • Nikki
    Nov 18, 2018
    Possibly my favourite graphic novel yet - a look back over some of Peters cases through the years. It gives perspective but also we get to see Peter?s brand of police humour mixed with his sense of duty, which is one of my favourite things about the books. ...
  • Sadie Slater
    Dec 10, 2017
    Rivers of London: Detective Stories is the latest combined volume of the spin-off comics from Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London books. This one contains four short, self-contained casefics, recounted by Peter as part of the assessment process for his promotion to Detective Constable. ...
  • Aimee
    Dec 25, 2017
    3.5 stars. Unlike the previous graphic novels, this one contained four standalone stories rather than one case. This made it a little less satisfying, although it did contain some cases from the early days in Peter's career which was interesting. I still enjoyed it, but mostly because...
  • DrCalvin
    Dec 23, 2017
    This is my favorite of the collected comics so far! Peter narrates four of his cases to a reviewer who investigates whether he is good as s detective. We get flashbacks to the partnership with Lesley as well as other cases, and they all fit the length well. The art is still far from pr...
  • Ben Truong
    Nov 22, 2018
    Rivers of London: Detective Stories is a graphic novel from the Rivers of London or Peter Grant series written by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel and penciled by Lee Sullivan. This installment takes place in-between The Hanging Tree and Lies Sleeping and is best read after the sixth...
  • NinjaMuse
    Dec 04, 2018
    In brief: Peter Grant?s up for detective, but first he must demonstrate his suitability through past casework. Fourth in a series and a side installment to a longer one. Thoughts: I always like seeing what Peter does in his time between novels, especially when it?s the smaller c...