En smakebit på søndag – Whispers Underground

Da er jeg tilbake med en smakebit etter en uke i flotte Wales. Ble ferdig med denne boken før jeg dro, og tenkte den ville være perfekt for en smakebit. Det er tredje bok i Peter Grant serien, Whispers Underground, skrevet av Ben Aaranovitch.

whispersundergroundPå Goodreads står det følgende om boken: It begins with a dead body at the far end of Baker Street tube station, all that remains of American exchange student James Gallagher—and the victim’s wealthy, politically powerful family is understandably eager to get to the bottom of the gruesome murder. The trouble is, the bottom—if it exists at all—is deeper and more unnatural than anyone suspects . . . except, that is, for London constable and sorcerer’s apprentice Peter Grant.

With Inspector Nightingale, the last registered wizard in England, tied up in the hunt for the rogue magician known as “the Faceless Man,” it’s up to Peter to plumb the haunted depths of the oldest, largest, and—as of now—deadliest subway system in the world.

At least he won’t be alone. No, the FBI has sent over a crack agent to help. She’s young, ambitious, beautiful . . . and a born-again Christian apt to view any magic as the work of the devil. Oh yeah—that’s going to go well.

“Holy paranormal activity, Nightingale – to the Jag mobile.”

Som alltid er Peter Grant bøkene full av humor, av den mer britiske sorten. Det er også bøker som passer bra både for fans av krim og urban fantasy. Handlingen er sentrert rundt politikonstabel Peter Grant, som jobber i den paranormale divisjonen av Londons metropolitan police. En divisjon om inkluderer ham selv og hans læremester, Nightingale. De er ikke de mest populære blant politiet for å si det sånn.

The Metropolitan Police has a very straightforward approach to murder investigations, not for them the detective’s gut instinct or the intricate logical deductions of the sleuth savant. No, what the Met likes to do is throw a shitload of manpower at the problem and run down every single lead until it is exhausted, the murderer is caught or the senior investigating officer dies of old age.

Har du enda ikke lest neon av disse bøkene kan jeg ikke annet enn å anbefale dem på det varmeste. Begynn med Rivers of London, den første boken i serien.

So that’s when I came up with the most ridiculous plan since I’d decided to take a witness statement from a ghost. It was a plan so stupid that even Baldrick would have rejected it out of hand.

Selv har jeg kun lest tre av dem så langt, så ingen spoilere om du har lest de to siste.

Flere flotte smakebiter finner du linket på Maris blogg. God søndag!