The Hanging Tree

The Hanging Tree (Peter Grant, #6)The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love the Rivers of London series (a series of books about London’s magical law enforcement) I particularly love the audiobooks, so this latest one could do no wrong, Featuring, as usual, Peter’s opinions on modern architecture and witty asides about modern policing, this one in particular features posh school girls, as one of them dies of an apparent drug overdose and magical fights in Harrods and posh buildings. There’s also a particular scene with The Faceless Man, which is very much “OMG Peter, get out of there!”, which I thought was done particularly well.

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(The photo above is of the real life Beverley Brook; Beverley Brook is one of the river goddess characters in the Rivers of London series and as she runs through Richmond Park, although not the side I normally walk through, I thought I’d go ‘pay my respects’.)

4 Comments Add yours

  1. 5currantbuns says:

    I think the book suffered for me as a result of too much anticipation on my side as my now all 3 of us are avid fans. (The book arrived in the house on Thursday evening, Tim read it Friday, I read it Saturday and Joe had demolished it by end of Sunday).

    Also I had been particularly impressed by Foxglove summer where he showed he could write outside of his comfort zone (London)…

    Also, I hope he realised he needs an environmental permit to install those structures in Beverly Brook ! Hopefully the next book doesn’t start with Peter being prosecuted by the Environment Agency…

    Still found it enjoyable but possibly just a B rather than an A+

    But the worst thing is that we will probably have to wait 12-18 months for the next….nooooooooo !


    1. I know, the wait between books seems to be getting longer and longer 😦 which also means that I’m having a little trouble remembering all the characters! As for Beverly’s improvements, coincidentally, they have just finished (I think) an improvement scheme on that river, they mentioned it in my local press, unfortunately I didn’t see any pics of a wet Peter helping out though! I’m now reading the latest book in Paul Cornell’s magical London police series and it’s suffering a bit from me having just read a Rivers of London book, as I much prefer Aaronovitch’s humour and writing style, whereas Cornell’s version of a magical London is pretty dark.

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  2. baking_thad says:

    I’ve just started on this series – really enjoyed the first one (my review is here:

    Glad the rest of the series holds up – I’m definitely going to get stuck into it.


    1. You’re lucky! To have such a great series to discover all at once! Once you’re all caught up it’s torture waiting for the next one!

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