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If I loved the Peter Grant series

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Wowthishurtsalot Sat 15-Nov-14 23:01:54

What should I try next?

And yes I have read the latest book already blush

2fedup Tue 18-Nov-14 21:09:46

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Doza Mon 24-Nov-14 23:03:51

Dresden files, Jum Butcher. London Falling, Paul Cornell.

Doza Mon 24-Nov-14 23:05:00

And I've finished Foxglove Summer as well: over too soon!

Doza Mon 24-Nov-14 23:06:07

Sorry JIM Butcher. blush off to sleep...

slightlyglitterstained Mon 24-Nov-14 23:16:54

What do you love about it? Is it the urban fantasy (magic in modern setting), the bits of London, the main character or?

Actually for me I guess it's the combination of all the above grin - I do generally like urban fantasy but a lot of it is North American, so it being set in London is a nice change (I liked Neverwhere for that, but the "feel" is very different, as the main character falls into London Below early on and stays there for most of the book, rather than bumping into magical stuff in between mundane everyday stuff).

slightlyglitterstained Tue 25-Nov-14 02:50:58

Thanks Doza. Just finished the first Dresden Files book. smile

slightlyglitterstained Wed 26-Nov-14 20:18:26

Which is now 1.99 on Kindle after I bought it for 5.99 last night angry

OftheTwilighttheDarkness Sun 30-Nov-14 09:44:09

How about the 'Brentford Triangle' series by Robert Rankin. On the Amazon if you like that you will like this I got recommended 'The Unicorn Crisis' by Jon Rosenberg which was ok.

Wowthishurtsalot Sun 07-Dec-14 12:30:40

slightly all of the above really!

Thanks for the suggestions I'll have a look into them. I'm currently reading the latest Shardlake book so that should keep me busy for a while!

Wowthishurtsalot Sun 07-Dec-14 12:31:28

And yy to Neverwhere (and indeed all neil gaiman's books!)

merrymouse Mon 15-Dec-14 22:26:39

It's not urban fantasy - more rural paranormal but I started reading the merrily watkins books by Phil rickman after seeing them discussed on the ben aaronovitch website.

They have a similar vibe of likeable characters feeling out of their depth.

cdtaylornats Sun 21-Dec-14 23:31:29

Simon R. Green has a series called Nightside about John Taylor

John Taylor is not a private detective per se, but he has a knack for finding lost things. That's why he's been hired to descend into the Nightside, an otherworldly realm in the center of London where fantasy and reality share renting space and the sun never shines.

It has some similarities to the Peter Grant series. London is its setting and the stories are told in much the same way. The first in the series is Something from the Nightside

CrispyFern Mon 22-Dec-14 09:50:43

I liked the Brentford Triangle books too.

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