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Apparently, I like urban fantasy books. Any suggestions, please?

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Mookbark Sun 04-Sep-16 20:23:41

I've just finished the Alex Verus series of books and loved them. I'd already read the Rivers of London books and the Harry Dresden books. I've started the Shadow police books, which are ok, but not as enjoyable as the Alex Verus books.
Does anyone have any recommendations of similar books that I might enjoy?

CMOTDibbler Sun 04-Sep-16 20:26:00

I enjoyed 'The Last Changeling'

MermaidofZennor Sun 04-Sep-16 20:28:26

Neil Gaiman?

Martin Millar - The Good Fairies of New York
Gaiman's American Gods and Anansi Boys

imnotapotato Tue 06-Sep-16 06:57:04

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cooliebrown Wed 07-Sep-16 19:18:17

Try the Felix Castor series by Mike Carey - London urban noir with ghosts, werewolves, demons. Cracking stories and well-realised characters. Great stuff.

Mookbark Wed 07-Sep-16 19:37:28

Thank you all. Sorry I've been late getting back to the thread, but life got in the way of MNing.
I've read a few Neil Gaiman books and have enjoyed them, especially The ocean at the end of the lane. I've got American Gods on my to read list, so might give that a go.
CMOT I'd seen The last changing, but wasn't sure whether I fancied it, but I'll add that to the list.
imnot I'm a bit of a wimp, so might give that one a miss. grin
coolie they look interesting and the first in the series is only 99p on kindle.

lazyfrog Wed 07-Sep-16 19:50:28

Black Spark by Al K Line was a bit different and funny in parts, if you're still looking.

Mookbark Wed 07-Sep-16 19:59:58

Thanks lazy, always looking for something else to read. smile

Improvisingnow Wed 07-Sep-16 21:19:11

I'd suggest trying the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews and/or the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs - both very engaging reads.

MargotMoon Thu 08-Sep-16 21:32:19

If you're going to read Martin Millar (which you really must) then Lux the Poet is his best by a mile.

RavenQueen Tue 13-Sep-16 12:55:21

Kelley Armstrong - The Otherworld series and I second Improvisingnow both of those Authors and series are fab.
Charlaine Harris - Southern Vampire Mysteries, which were behind the series of True Blood.
Chloe Neill - Chicagoland Vampires

PoisonWitch Tue 13-Sep-16 13:49:48

Beware the Claws that Catch Alice. This is an excellent complete reimagining of Alice in Wonderland. Very very dark and set in a gritty urban landscape.

PoisonWitch Tue 13-Sep-16 15:25:48

Have just filled my Amazon basket again damn you all. I do not have any space left for more books.

I can also recommend anything by Charlaine Harris. If you read her different series', you can then read the Midnight series which ties them all together and reprises your favourite minor characters.

Missyaggravation Tue 13-Sep-16 15:49:45

Was going to suggest Mike Carey. Maybe try Christopher fowler, enjoyed some of his.

WhoWants2Know Wed 14-Sep-16 16:59:05

I just finished The Rook by Daniel O'Malley, and it was good fun.

PomBearWithAnOFRS Fri 16-Sep-16 04:47:02

Simon L Green's "Nightside" series are good.
Also Rob Thurman's "Cal and Niko" series are really good too.
She writes a couple of other series' but to me they are somewhat "halfhearted" but the "Grimrose Path" are good. I didn't like the "All Seeing Eye" ones as much and never finished the second one, but you might like them.
Have you read any of the "Stephanie Plum" books? They are really good - amusing and exciting with a touch of pathos and the supernatural, and Grandma Mazur is just one of the best characters EVER grin
Janet Evanovich has also started a sort of "crossover" series with a couple of the characters from SP in them called the "Lizzy and Diesel" series.

PomBearWithAnOFRS Fri 16-Sep-16 04:47:26

Simon R Green! DOH!

GormlessNormTheGardenGnome Mon 26-Sep-16 19:25:07

Remus, thank you! I read The Good Fairies of New York years ago and I've been trying to remember the name of it ever since so I could reread it.

I'll add The Hidden Academy series by Jon Rosenberg, and The Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman.

Matchstickbox Wed 28-Sep-16 11:36:31

White cat by Holly black
I think it was ok I brought the rest of the series....
The Wolves of London (Obsidian Heart book 1)
Mark Morris

Matchstickbox Wed 28-Sep-16 11:39:52

Oh Kim Harrison Dead witch walking....

MarklahMarklah Wed 28-Sep-16 12:23:45

Not urban fantasy but Urban thriller/murder - Oliver Harris' Nick Belsey tales are great.

Gormless - I love it for its sheer bonkers-ness.

reader77 Wed 28-Sep-16 18:49:10

Rivers of London?

bearfishdoodle Sun 09-Oct-16 08:57:02

SJ Fairbrother's London Bones books are well written with good characterisation - two published at the moment.

Thirding Mike Carey for a bit of originality.

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