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Similar to Peter Grant series or Queen of the Tearlings series?

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WhatHo Tue 22-Dec-15 14:36:19

I have had two outstanding recommendations from MN recently - Ben Aaronvitch's Peter Grant series and Erika Johansen's Tearling series.

Both of authors have had no respect for my reading pace and have unaccountably failed to produce more books at the rate I want to read them grin

Sooo, does anyone else have any spectacular suggestions so I can send you love from afar?

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RiverTam Tue 22-Dec-15 14:38:35

I read these this year too! Loved the Tearling ones, only read one Peter Grant one though. I haven't found anything else that really floats my boat do watching with interest. You know the Tearling one is being made into a film? Starring Emma Watson.

CMOTDibbler Tue 22-Dec-15 14:41:37

Try The Last Changeling by FR Maher - I really enjoyed it

WhatHo Tue 22-Dec-15 14:43:14

Stick with PG - they get better and better.

Hmmm. Emma Watson bit too ethereal for me - Kelsea is, ahem, well-built for most of the two books.
The only bit I didn't love was the Lily stuff, a bit sub-Sheri Tepper or Handmaid's Tale.

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cdtaylornats Wed 23-Dec-15 11:08:11

Paul Cornell's series of London's Shadow Police is London based like the Rivers of London series. They are

London Falling
The Severed Streets

MyIronLung Wed 30-Dec-15 23:16:22

Ooh I bought Queen of the Tearling as a Crimbo present to myself. I've yet to start it but I'm glad to see good reviews of it.
Are there some mini stories on Amazon too? I've got the next Tearling book in my wishlist.

I really enjoyed Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard this year. Unfortunately I'm now left waiting for the next one!

Smellyrose Fri 01-Jan-16 11:29:33

you could also try

Benedict Jacka's Alex Verus series
Christopher Fowler's Bryant and May series
Stephen Leather's Jack Nightingale
Jodi Taylor's time travelling series (slightly different but lots of books to read and very enjoyable)

WhatHo Wed 13-Apr-16 17:59:11

Thanks again everyone.

Also i have just discovered Kate Griffins Matthew Swift novels, like Peter Grant on steroids. Massively recommend.

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vvviola Wed 13-Apr-16 18:03:11

Just place marking because I went through the Peter Grant books in an obscenely short space of time - much to my own surprise, as I wasn't sure how much I'd like them (1st one was a desperation buy at a small bookshop as I'd forgotten my kindle)

cdtaylornats Thu 14-Apr-16 14:37:52

Jonathon Strouds Lockwood & Co.
Simon R. Greens Nightside novels

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