History Literature / RiversOfLondon

8th Dec '16 9:52:54 PM ProfessorDetective
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* [[ViewersAreGeniuses Readers Are Genuises]]: The books are best read with an A-to-Z of London to one side, and a copy of ''[[http://www.bartleby.com/81/ Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable]]'' to the other. There is a lot of detail and you will need to keep up.

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* [[ViewersAreGeniuses Readers Are Genuises]]: The books are best read with an A-to-Z of a ''[[http://www.az.co.uk/ London A-To-Z]]'' to one side, and a copy of ''[[http://www.bartleby.com/81/ Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable]]'' to the other. There is a lot of detail and you will need to keep up.
8th Dec '16 8:55:05 AM livestockgeorge
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** During the riot in the first book, when Peter witnesses a large man [[spoiler: possessed by Pyke and/or Punch]] repeatedly trying to put on tiny ballet slippers, crying like a baby every time he busts the fabric, he quips that "[[{{Creator/HPLovecraft}} there are some things man was not meant to know.]]"
** When Peter confronts the villain of the first book, and he realizes that [[spoiler: the villain's personality has decayed after death until his ghost is only a puppet for ''someone else'']], he interrogates him about his family, to see how much he actually remembers. When the villain actually claims his parent's first names were "mother" and "father", Peter asks him "[[{{Film/BladeRunner}} And tell me all the good things that come into your mind about your mother?]]"
8th Dec '16 4:58:45 AM DocDish
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** In ''Moon Over Soho'', Simone, Peggy and Cherie had previously attended a school called ''[[Creator/CosgroveHall Cosgrove Hall]]''.
30th Nov '16 6:14:12 AM Grudgeal
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* GambitPileup: While most of the books have an element of this with two or three plot threads that pile on together thanks to multiple criminals working against each other while Peter tries untangling the plot, ''The Hanging Tree'' ups the ante by putting The Folly in the middle of a clusterfuck of about half-a-dozen different supernatural entities/institutions, all with their own (and opposing) agendas.



* ThirtyGambitPileup: While most of the books have an element of this with two or three plot threads that pile on together thanks to multiple criminals working against each other while Peter tries untangling the plot, ''The Hanging Tree'' ups the ante by putting The Folly in the middle of a clusterfuck of about half-a-dozen different supernatural entities/institutions, all with their own (and opposing) agendas.
30th Nov '16 6:11:37 AM Grudgeal
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* ThirtyGambitPileup: While most of the books have an element of this with two or three plot threads that pile on together thanks to multiple criminals working against each other while Peter tries untangling the plot, ''The Hanging Tree'' ups the ante by putting The Folly in the middle of a clusterfuck of about half-a-dozen different supernatural entities/institutions, all with their own (and opposing) agendas.
30th Nov '16 6:05:04 AM Grudgeal
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* AloneWithThePsycho: Happens to Peter during ''The Hanging Tree'' when he realizes, halfway through a routine check-up for occult material in a victim's home, [[spoiler:that the victim's father is The Faceless Man.]]
30th Nov '16 5:56:25 AM Grudgeal
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* SummonBiggerFish: In the climax of ''Rivers of London'' [[spoiler:Peter defeats Mr. Punch by giving him to a more powerful spirit -- he first tries [[UsefulNotes/BritishCourts the Old Bailey]], but when Punch drags them into a past London before the Old Baily existed Peter brings him before the spirit of the River Thames, who has him staked on London Bridge.]]

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* SummonBiggerFish: In the climax of ''Rivers of London'' [[spoiler:Peter defeats Mr. Punch by giving him to a more powerful spirit -- he first tries [[UsefulNotes/BritishCourts the Old Bailey]], but when Punch drags them into a past London before the Old Baily existed Peter brings him before the spirit of the River Thames, who Thames. Father Thames has him Mr. Punch staked on London Bridge.Bridge as a HumanSacrifice.]]
30th Nov '16 5:55:24 AM Grudgeal
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* SummonBiggerFish: In the climax of ''Rivers of London'' [[spoiler:Peter defeats Mr. Punch by giving him to a more powerful spirit -- he first tries [[UsefulNotes/BritishCourts the Old Bailey]], but when Punch drags them into a past London before the Old Baily existed Peter brings him before the spirit of the River Thames, who has him staked on London Bridge.]]
25th Nov '16 3:21:54 AM CrypticMirror
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* ''Detective Stories'' (release date tbc)
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24th Nov '16 1:36:55 PM CrypticMirror
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* ''[[https://twitter.com/Ben_Aaronovitch/status/801901104854343680 Lies Sleeping]]'' (working title, release date tbc)
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