Rivers of London, Volume 4 by Ben Aaronovitch

Rivers of London, Volume 4

CSI meets Harry Potter in this fantastic new graphic novel from Ben Aaronovitch, writer of the bestselling Rivers of London supernatural police procedural crime novel series! An anthology series of stories featuring Police Constable Peter Grant, his partner, Sahra Guleed, and their associates, as they tackle supernatural crime on the streets of London! An all-new adventure for Ben Aaronvitch's laconic, way-past-cool but slightly geeky trainee wiz...

Details Rivers of London, Volume 4

TitleRivers of London, Volume 4
Release DateDec 8th, 2017
PublisherTitan Comics
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Mystery, Crime, Fiction, Short Stories, Paranormal, Ghosts, Magic

Reviews Rivers of London, Volume 4

  • Andrew
    Okay I will apologise in that this is a little bit late but I think the cold I have just shifted had something to say about that.Okay so what to say about the next in the Rivers of London graphic novel series? Well for starters as the series of books increases there is finally an nice and simply reading sequence which shows where the various novels and graphics fit in with each other and to be honest as simply as it appears its a great help espec...
  • Paul
    Another decent (but not outstanding) Rivers of London collection that should please (but not thrill) fans of the novels. This collection consists of four self-contained short stories linked together by a cute framing device.
  • Roy
    Love this series bur this has to be the strongest offering from the graphic novels do far. Multiple short detective stories from Peters past. Told from Peters view explaining how things got solved etc. Just way too short!!
  • Margaret
    The most recent offering in the Rivers of London graphic novels series.This one is four separate stories linked by the device of Peter Grant doing his final interview to ascertain whether he is suitable to be promoted to Detective Constable. The interviewer, Detective Inspector Chopra, has a little bit of trouble with the magical aspects of Peter's job:Chopra: I thought they were...Peter: Exaggerating?Chopra: Taking the piss.We get to learn some ...
  • Mark
    Nice little filler till the next novel comes out.
  • Sadie Slater
    Rivers of London: Detective Stories is the latest combined volume of the spin-off comics from Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London books. This one contains four short, self-contained casefics, recounted by Peter as part of the assessment process for his promotion to Detective Constable. The stories themselves are fairly slight, but they're entertaining enough and typically packed with geeky in-jokes (I was particularly delighted by the law firm "Bo...
  • Aimee
    3.5 stars. Unlike the previous graphic novels, this one contained four standalone stories rather than one case. This made it a little less satisfying, although it did contain some cases from the early days in Peter's career which was interesting.I still enjoyed it, but mostly because I massively fangirled when Peter quoted Lord Vetinari (from Terry Pratchett's Discworld) and my two favourite fictional worlds collided.
  • Emily
    Good stuff as always. Could have done with more Nightingale, but this was still an enjoyable collection.
  • Dee
    Part of what I love about these books is the police procedural stuff, so obviously I really enjoyed these little case reviews. Plus bonus Leslie feels.
  • Raj
    This volume of the 'Rivers of London' graphic novel series takes a slightly different format to the previous ones. Rather than being a single story, it's a set of short stories, with the overarching narrative of Peter taking his detective exam and these being episodes from his history being told to his examiner (something which works well for comics - as each story is an issue long). This format does let us move around in time, and some of the st...
  • Shannon Appelcline
    This collection of stories about Peter's past cases is really the least of the Rivers of London comics so far. There's nothing at all wrong with it, but the cases are forgettable and there's not much contribution to the overall storyline or world.The exception is when the authors really take advantage of the past timeframe of these stories. The fourth issue is the one that excels, because it gives us a portrait of Peter and Lesley before the Foll...
  • DrCalvin
    This is my favorite of the collected comics so far! Peter narrates four of his cases to a reviewer who investigates whether he is good as s detective. We get flashbacks to the partnership with Lesley as well as other cases, and they all fit the length well. The art is still far from pretty, but the comic narrative, and use of footnotes, works well. The one-page shorts coming between stories were also funny.
  • Andrew Riley
    This is the best of the Rivers of London Graphic novels so far. The comic strip format really lends itself well to short high density stories, and the structure here with Peter sitting for his Detective Interview highlighting the best of his earlier cases allows for quick fire fun story telling. Despite being a look back at Peter's work, there's no wasted ground retreading things told in the main novels.All in all, excellent.
  • Molokov
    A nice mix of "short" episodes from Peter Grants's career, filling in a few gaps between the novels. These therefore don't have the same depth as the longer comic or novel tales, and thus aren't quite as gripping. One or two even have somewhat disappointing conclusions, unfortunately. But the art is great, and the humour is definitely there, so it's still a worthy entry in the Rivers of London canon.
  • Sarah
    3.5 stars, really. I liked the frame of Peter undergoing his detective review, allowing the book to flash around in the timeline. Still not sold on the artwork but I did like the cover. Some of the cases were a little more coherent than others, but on the whole, a fun collection.
  • Lotta Andersson
    I always enjoy these. Funny in a quiet, thoughtful way that makes you double take and go back to read again.Peter is up for his Constable interviews and is recounting cases from the past to show how well suited he is for police work.Consolidating all separate issues into this one.
  • Bookshire Cat
    Tak tenhle díl byl super :) 4 krátké příběhy, pár jednohubek k tomu a kreslíř se tentokrát víc odvázal.
  • Ken French
    I enjoy this series. The novels are better than the comic books though.
  • Eric Jackson
    Excellent set of illustrated short stories in the world of Peter Grant
  • Pam Bales
    Love Rivers of London novels and since being introduced to the graphic novels, love them as well.
  • Sarah Webber
    It's never enough. Just a short taste of Peter Grant and then it's over. I miss Lesley. So does he.
  • Cait
    But does he get it? Answer the tough questions, comic.
  • Sarah
    Really enjoyed the style and links to past stories.
  • Matthew Barnes
    Good to have a series of stories in one volume, rather than just one, and also good for someone just getting into the series.
  • Glennis
    This latest collection is a string of one shots that are connected by the fact it is Peter going over some of his old cases as he is being reviewed for promotion. None of the stories are connected and in fact one doesn’t have any magic in it since it was about one of the first cases he worked before he even met his first ghost and became part of the Folly. There were not any one-page comics in this collection and I’m a bit bummed by that. Wha...