History Literature / RiversOfLondon

26th Sep '16 3:44:05 PM Sharlee
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** In a subtle example from book one, [[spoiler:Leslie doesn't have to ask whom the 18th century actor Mr. Punch has a grudge against was, even though she's already shown herself to be quite uninterested in London's cultural history. This is an early sign that she's possessed by Punch himself.]]

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** In a subtle example from book one, [[spoiler:Leslie doesn't have to ask whom the 18th century actor Mr. Punch whom Henry Pyke's ghost has a grudge against was, even though she's already shown herself to be quite uninterested in London's cultural history. This is an early sign that she's possessed by Punch himself.]]
26th Sep '16 3:38:58 PM Sharlee
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* SmallNameBigEgo: Henry Pyke, or at least his ghost, seems to have a ''very'' inflated opinion of his own acting skills in life.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: Henry Pyke, or at least his ghost, seems to have a ''very'' inflated opinion of his own acting skills in life. Barely anyone seems to have heard of or missed him.
26th Sep '16 3:38:06 PM Sharlee
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* SmallNameBigEgo: Henry Pyke, or at least his ghost, seems to have a ''very'' inflated opinion of his own acting skills in life.
5th Sep '16 12:25:10 PM Sharlee
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* CuteMonsterGirl: Molly the Maid. Mostly human looking, but has a snake like tongue, a smile that is just a bit too wide and too full of razor sharp teeth.

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* CuteMonsterGirl: Molly the Maid. Mostly human looking, but has a snake like tongue, snake-like tongue and a smile that is just a bit too wide and too full of razor sharp teeth.teeth.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: ''Dissimulo'' and haemomancy both have ''very'' nasty consequences. For that matter, ''any'' use of magic that's stronger or sustained for longer than the magician's talent can handle might trigger a stroke or worse.


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* FacialHorror: What ''dissimulo'' does to its subject's face when the spell expires.
14th Aug '16 12:03:53 PM DaibhidC
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** Multiple references to ''Literature/HarryPotter'', which Peter uses as a sort of baseline most people know about, for explaining how ''actual'' magic is entirely different.
** In ''Whispers Under Ground'', as they approach [[spoiler: the Quiet People's settlement]], Peter says he can hear drums, and can't resist adding "[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Drums in the deep]]."
** Also in ''Whispers Under Ground'', Peter refers to a suspect who's DishingOutDirt as an [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Earthbender]].
14th Aug '16 11:25:11 AM DaibhidC
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* ''Night Witch''
12th Aug '16 11:03:59 AM mathw
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* CreatorProvincialism: Ben Aaronovitch has admitted on his site and in his Author descriptions to absolutely adoring London and not wishing to live anywhere else. Peter is very much in the same mold, some people do try to call him out on this however.

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* CreatorProvincialism: Ben Aaronovitch has admitted on his site and in his Author descriptions to absolutely adoring London and not wishing to live anywhere else. Peter is very much in the same mold, some people do try to call him out on this however. It is not an uncommon attitude among those born and raised in London in the real world.
17th Jul '16 11:58:11 AM Nightsky
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* ''The Hanging Tree'' (2016)

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* ''The Hanging Tree'' (2016)
(2017)



There is a website where you can read about the background of the novel, including a CharacterBlog.

http://www.the-folly.com/

In June 2013 the series was optioned for television, and in January 2014 it was announced that Titan Comics had picked up the licence for a graphic novel adaptation, the first instalment to be called ''Body Work'' which commenced in April 2015.

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There is a website where you can read about the background of the novel, including a CharacterBlog.

http://www.the-folly.com/

In June 2013 the series was optioned for television, and in January 2014 it was announced that Titan Comics had picked up the licence license for a graphic novel adaptation, the first instalment installment to be called ''Body Work'' which commenced in April 2015.
8th Jul '16 7:05:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheMentor: Nightingale fulfils this role to Peter. Although he verges on ObsoleteMentor a couple of times, especially when it comes to modern police methods, and this is a particular bone of contention at the end of ''Soho'' when the issue of InhumanableAlienRights and due process through the courts, versus just killing sentient non-human possible criminals comes up.



* TheObiWan: Nightingale fulfils this role to Peter. Although he verges on ObsoleteMentor a couple of times, especially when it comes to modern police methods, and this is a particular bone of contention at the end of ''Soho'' when the issue of InhumanableAlienRights and due process through the courts, versus just killing sentient non-human possible criminals comes up.
7th Jul '16 10:20:14 AM Sharlee
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%% * ShownTheirWork: And how!

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%% ** The estate from "Broken Homes" must've been designed under similar principles to Dana's apartment building from ''Film/Ghostbusters1984''.
* ShownTheirWork: And how!how! Architecture, obscure London history, and police organizational structure for the most part, with a smattering of Latin and Shout Outs to old-time British intelligentsia thrown in.
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