The third book in the Shadow Police series continuing from London Falling and The Severed Streets
Paul Cornell has written some of Doctor Who's best-loved episodes for the BBC, as well as an episode of the hit Sherlock Holmes drama, Elementary. He has also written on a number of comic book series for Marvel and DC, including X-Men and Batman and Robin. He has been Hugo Award-nominated for his work in TV, comics and prose, and won the BSFA award for his short fiction. Paul has written two previous Shadow Police novels, London Falling and The Severed Streets.
There are very few people who should be allowed anywhere near those sacred words "Sherlock Holmes", and Paul Cornell is one of the best * Steven Moffat * More dazzling work from a master of every medium he tackles * Rob Doherty, Executive Producer of Elementary * The Shadow Police series is the quintessential British contemporary fantasy, full of grit and magic and wonderful things. Paul Cornell is a national treasure * Adam Christopher * An irresistible blend of guns, gangsters, cops and monsters that grabs you by the eyeballs and never lets go. Start this book early in the day people, because you ain't going to get no sleep until it's done * Ben Aaronovitch on London Falling (Book One) * I think it is absolutely magnificent. I loved it . . . I'm not sure I've been that gripped by a novel in... well, decades * Russell T. Davies on London Falling (Book One) * Paul Cornell's London Falling is a much grittier vision of a gothic, fantasy London, well balanced between its depiction of the city's criminal underworld and a horrifying fantasy reality that for most of the novel lurks just at the edges of sight. Its take on the crime genre is less The Bill, more The Sweeney * Guardian on London Falling (Book One) * Realistic banter, original twists; a nifty debut * Daily Telegraph on London Falling (Book One) * Pacy, smart and revels in London mythology. It's especially clever in that our heroes don't stop being coppers just because they now realize there are more things in heaven and earth (and elsewhere) than dreamt of in our philosophies. London Falling might not be on the Booker longlist, but crikey it's good fun * Scotland on Sunday on London Falling (Book One) * The team's continued struggle to understand the dark and terrifying side of London is gripping. This book is a strong follow-up, a good standalone story, and an excellent read for fans of dark urban fantasy * Publishers Weekly on Severed Streets (Book Two) *