Rivers of London: Body Work, #5

Rivers of London: Body Work, #5

A battered old harmless wooden stall? A snazzy sports car turned homicidal killer? A pack of wayward rich kids? Like pieces of a weaponizsed jigsaw puzzle, the links between these three apparently unrelated things are becoming lethally clear to full-time London cop and part-time wizard Peter Grant!...

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Title:Rivers of London: Body Work, #5
Author:Ben Aaronovitch
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Rivers of London: Body Work, #5 Reviews

  • Christine

    I haven't read many graphic novels, but I'll read anything to do with the Rivers of London series, as they are brilliant! I pre-ordered this set of five comics as soon as I read on Ben Aaronvitch's website that they were in existence. As a story, it slots into the book series seamlessly. It has a well thought out mysterious crime which Peter sets out solving in his usual analytical and cynical style with plenty of witty banter along the way. There is also a bit more of Nightingale's back story.

    I haven't read many graphic novels, but I'll read anything to do with the Rivers of London series, as they are brilliant! I pre-ordered this set of five comics as soon as I read on Ben Aaronvitch's website that they were in existence. As a story, it slots into the book series seamlessly. It has a well thought out mysterious crime which Peter sets out solving in his usual analytical and cynical style with plenty of witty banter along the way. There is also a bit more of Nightingale's back story. I enjoyed the illustrations which matched the fast pace of the story and helped to bring it to life, although I prefer the characters I had imagined myself to the illustrations! There is an extra double page at the back of each comic which explains a particular detail of the story in a bit more depth. I wouldn't have missed these sections if they weren't there, but they might be of interest to some people. Overall I enjoyed this comic series and it has satisfied my craving for Peter and his pals until I can get my hands on the next book!

  • Orient

    Short but fun treat :) Good to get back to Peter, I missed him.

  • Writerlibrarian

    This is set between Broken Homes and Foxglove Summer. A set of 5 graphic novels where Peter is called on the scene of a death by diving with a car into the river and finds himself following the trail of a possessed automobile. The past is not far behind as Nightingale finds out. Homocidal cars, haunted houses, Peter can't catch a break. Fun and a very good fit in the series.

  • Bart

    4GR*

  • Andrea (mrsaubergine)

    Nice conclusion to the Body Work story, although I was annoyed by the typo calling it a ducking "stall" instead of stool. Loved the short epilogue with a Downton Abbey theme, and interesting notes about the demi monde by Peter at the end.

  • Chris

    This whole story has been a wonderful take on King's Christine. Loved it.

  • Tony

    My Grade = 84% - B

  • emma

    This was fun! It's making me more desperate for a full length Peter Grant novel

  • Rosemary

    I didn't realize this was a graphic novel. It was ok but a far cry from them the stylish writing and rich invention of the series that begins with Midnight Riot in the states. Still waiting for the next installment, Ben!

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