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The World of PC Peter Grant  ›

Welcome to the horror/paranormal series that is sometimes referred to as "The Rivers of London" series, "The Peter Grant" series and the name I've chosen "The PC Peter Grant" series. The comic books are definitely called "The River of London" series.
by Riffle Horror
12 books
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  • "Rivers of London" (The PC Peter Grant Series #1) by Ben Aaronovitch. (formerly titled: "Midnight Riot" in the US). Police Constable Peter Grant has completed his probationary period and is assigned the job of paperwork when Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale finds out that Grant interviewed a ghost. He takes Peter on in his special department and as an apprentice wizard.

  • "Moon Over Soho" (The PC Peter Grant Series #2) by Ben Aaronovitch. Police Constable Peter Grant is effectively on his own while DCI Thomas Nightingale recovers from a serious bullet wound. PC Grant investigates the odd annual death of jazz musicians in groups of three. Meanwhile a series of murders, men with their genitals chewed off, demands more of Grant's attention.

  • "Whispers Under Ground" (The PC Peter Grant Series #3) by Ben Aaronovitch. James Gallagher, son of an American politician, is found murdered. Constable Peter Grant joins the murder team in a desperate race against a rogue but beautiful FBI agent, to find Gallagher's killer. DCI Thomas Nightingale hunts for the dangerous "Faceless Man", an unregistered wizard who almost killed Peter.

  • "Broken Homes" (The PC Peter Grant Series #4) by Ben Aaronovitch. The powerful Faceless Man returns with the Night Witch as his hired gun. People die. A German book of magic is recovered. And there is something uncanny going on at the Skygarden apartment complex requiring Peter and Lesley to unofficially go undercover. The shocking end will set the tone for the next few books.

  • "Rivers of London Volume 1: Body Work" by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel and illustrated by Lee Sullivan and collects issues #1-5 of the mini-series. The cars of London are killing people and it's up to the Folly -- Grant and Nightingale-- along with Sahra Guleed to uncover what is going on.

Uncomfortable Reading leads to greater Understanding! Be Unafraid and bold!  ›

Books that may challenge your present perceptions about race relations, Black grievances and why Black Lives Matter
by Read-A-Lot
10 books

Further reading for fans of Molly's Game  ›

Poker? I barely know her!
by karenbrissette
10 books
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  • In the "fantasies: glamor" section of my mind, filed next to "hosting exclusive star-studded card-parties and making tons of money doing so," you'll find "developing a superpower where winning millions in Vegas is just another day at the office." Card-counting may not be an actual superpower, but it's a valuable skill to unleash in a casino, and reading about some kids who beat Vegas at its own game is underdog gold.

  • There aren't a ton of prominent women on the professional poker scene, so when one becomes the first person of any gender to win the European Poker Tour twice, it's a pretty big deal. Coren wrote this book before her second, record-setting win, but she was already an impressive figure and this funny, wry, very smart memoir of her life in and out of the game will charm you even if you aren't particularly poker-savvy.

  • Pulitzer prize-winning novelist and mediocre poker player Colson Whitehead is given $10,000 and an assignment by Grantland magazine: enter the World Series of Poker and see how far you can get. This is his story. Dunh dunh.

  • Molly ran into problems when she moved her operation from L.A. to N.Y., where illegal gambling interests fell within the purview of organized crime. Although the Sinatra Club was established well before Molly's time, this book gives some insights into the rise of illegal gambling dens, where the five families of the New York Mafia could meet to play cards and talk business without any meddling ladies taking a cut.

  • Like Whitehead, McManus attended the World Series of Poker as a journalist. Harper's hired him to report on female players and to cover a murder trial that was unfolding at the same time; the defendants accused of killing Ted Binion, the tournament's host. Instead McManus decided to enter the tournament himself, getting surprisingly far, and he wrote this book, which ended up not being very much about women in poker.

Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2016  ›

Every year, in preparation for Banned Books Week, the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles a list of the Top Ten Most Challenged Books.
by Erica Holthausen
10 books

Books/Series with Disappointing Endings  ›

Some books and series are great, but their endings just aren't up to par. Endings are very important to me. Disclaimer: This list is highly subjective to personal taste; and is by no means a list to tell you to stay away from said books or series.
by Chasm_of_Books
5 books
  • After two strong books, I had high expectations for The Winner's Kiss. It was going to wrap up an awesome story and while I didn't hate the third book, I was disappointed. It seemed like the author took the easy way out of solving the issue between Kestrel and Arin. So... great book but disappointing after reading the first two.

  • I loved this book. It was fantastic. My only complaint is what happened to the elf princess. She turns into a tree at the end! That's just wrong to me. I can't let that go. For all of it's many positive qualities, her turning into a tree is what stays with me the most.

  • Despite what I hear, I remained open to this after it came out. I wanted to believe it wouldn't be utterly disappointing and while I won't say it's crap, I will say that this was an utter disappointment. As much as I would love to compliment it, I have to agree that it kind of read like sanctioned fan fiction.

  • Disclaimer: Don't keep reading if you don't want part of this to be spoiled. I know there are many things that could be said about this book, and it's a pretty good book over all. But that ending. The Man just dies? After all of that, he dies? No. Just no.

  • There are many things I could say about this books. Not all good. But what gets me is the flipping ending. Eragon and Arya don't even go away together? After all the build up, what a disappointment.

2017 National Book Awards Longlist for Nonfiction  ›

The National Book Foundation unveiled its longlists of nominees last week, with ten books in each of the four categories. The next round of finalists will be announced on October 4 and the winners will be declared on November 15.
by Erica Holthausen
10 books

Introduction to Classics  ›

It's time to get you started on some classics.
by Chasm_of_Books
4 books
  • This is the first book I've ever finished and wanted to reread immediately. Great book for the romantic in you.

  • Brilliantly written. Gripping all the way through. I love how it begins with Jonathan Harker traveling to Dracula's castle. This is a book I return to time and again.

  • This is quite different from most other classics, so if you're not into fantasy creatures or romance, then this ironic take on human nature might be up your alley.

  • A lot of people suggest The Fellowship of the Ring, but I started with The Hobbit and I have to suggest starting with it instead. It's shorter. Not as descriptive (which can be a turn off when you're being introduced to a series). Plus, the chapter "Riddles in the Dark" is completely amazing and heart stoppingly tense.

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