START HERE: Rivers of London

The first issue of the Rivers of London’s tenth comic book series lands next week, Rivers of London: Deadly Ever After #1 – and the latest book in the series was published last month – but if you’ve not yet discovered this best-selling series, where to start? Each comic and book is a standalone story, but here are some suggested jumping on points…

Rivers of London (Book 1)

Probationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London’s Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he’ll face is a paper cut. But Peter’s prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter’s ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the uncanny. Now, as a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic.


Buy the 10th Anniversary Special from Forbidden Planet or Amazon.

Rivers of London: Body Work (Graphic Novel 1)

Peter Grant is now part of a very special London police unit. Full-time cop and part time wizard he works on rather unusual crimes – those that involve magic and the general weirdness that permeates London’s dark underbelly. His latest case begins with a perfectly innocent car on a homicidal killing spree – without a driver. But, before you know it, there’s a Bosnian refugee, the Most Haunted Car in England, and a bunch of teenagers loaded on Ketamine and seemingly-harmless wooden bench with the darkest of pasts…


Buy from Forbidden Planet, Amazon, or digitally.

Rivers of London: Detective Stories (Graphic Novel 4)

PC Peter Grant faces his gruelling Detective exam, forcing him to relive the strangest cases of his career in this anthology series of stories. From foiling an aspiring god to confronting a Virtual Flasher, Peter’s police history has been anything but conventional; whether that’s chasing down ‘Falcon’ crimes with the aid of modern technology, or confronting timeless villainy with his magical skill-set. Does Peter have what it takes… or will DI Chopra judge him unsuitable for a badge?


Buy from Forbidden Planet; Amazon; or digitally.

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Rivers of London: Deadly Ever After #1 is on sale next Wednesday (May 18). Illustrations from a mysterious book of fairy tales are coming to life and causing havoc. The illustrations were originally painted by a Victorian artist, Jeter Day, who disappeared one night in an enchanted forest. Now, with the enchantment accidentally broken by Olympia and Chelsea, daughters of the river goddess Mama Thames, Jeter is back and wants his life returned to him. With Peter and Nightingale busy on another case, it’s up to Olympia and Chelsea – and the foxes – to save the day. Pre-order #1 from Forbidden Planet; your local comic shop; or digitally.