Moon Over Soho

Moon Over Soho

By Ben Aaronovitch

  • Release Date : 2011-04-21
  • Genre : Fantasy
  • FIle Size : 1.80 MB
Score: 4.5
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Description

Moon Over Soho I was my dad's vinyl-wallah: I changed his records while he lounged around drinking tea, and that's how I know my Argo from my Tempo. And it's why, when Dr Walid called me to the morgue to listen to a corpse, I recognised the tune it was playing. Something violently supernatural had happened to the victim, strong enough to leave its imprint like a wax cylinder recording. Cyrus Wilkinson, part-time jazz saxophonist and full-time accountant, had apparently dropped dead of a heart attack just after finishing a gig in a Soho jazz club. He wasn't the first. No one was going to let me exhume corpses to see if they were playing my tune, so it was back to old-fashioned legwork, starting in Soho, the heart of the scene. I didn't trust the lovely Simone, Cyrus' ex-lover, professional jazz kitten and as inviting as a Rubens' portrait, but I needed her help: there were monsters stalking Soho, creatures feeding off that special gift that separates the great musician from someone who can raise a decent tune. What they take is beauty. What they leave behind is sickness, failure and broken lives. And as I hunted them, my investigation got tangled up in another story: a brilliant trumpet player, Richard 'Lord' Grant - my father - who managed to destroy his own career, twice. That's the thing about policing: most of the time you;re doing it to maintain public order. Occasionally you're doing it for justice. And maybe once in a career, you're doing it for revenge.

Reviews

  • Moon Over Soho

    5
    By Lady lulu 73
    Fabulous, wry humor at its best!
  • I wasn't going to buy another book but then...

    5
    By Dancedancetiludrop
    I read Whispers Underground, so then I had to go back to the beginning to find out what I had missed and because we were going on holiday and I didn't want to take books in my suitcase I bought the first 3 e-books. Ben Aaronovitch is a marvel and I wish I could work with Peter Grant! It is just as well my iPhone will not become dog eared through the re-readings.
  • Moon over soho

    5
    By Pixie 02
    Fab book, looking forward to the next in the series!
  • Another intriguing and fascinating story

    4
    By AmzT
    Highly enjoyable magical adventure through London and her history, with some Jazz thrown in.
  • Moon Over Soho

    5
    By Jason Lewington
    Great book! I read Rivers of London and was so impressed with the way it was written that I purchased Moon Over Soho the second I finished it. Again he fails to entertain, witty, fast paced, intelligent and set in the greatest city. I'm now off to purchase his next one!
  • Great read

    3
    By MissSLAP
    I loved the first book and this is a great sequel. If you are a fan of fantasy and the supernatural then this is for you. It is an easy read, fast paced and keeps you wanting more. Looking forward to the third one and its a shame it has to end. Also I am a Londoner myself and work in Covent Garden so I love the accurate references which are frequented throughout the book.
  • Continuing great read

    5
    By RobBob15
    Bought on the strength of the first book. Does not disappoint whatsoever. Great little asides.... Looking forward to read the third book.
  • Gritty Fantasy

    5
    By Desmond McNeill
    A thoroughly enjoyable novel. The main protagonist is likeable and the plot fast paced. The dry adult humour takes this further than most fantasy novels especially in the age where "Young Adult" fantasy fiction rules the Bestsellers. Having read this and Rivers of London, I'm heading to iTunes to buy Whispers Underground. A light and thoroughly entertaining read.
  • I'm absolutely hooked!

    5
    By Deryn406
    I've downloaded the first two of these books, and even though I have tried to make myself slow down, to make them last longer, I just can't. I am a fan of fantasy and crime fiction, and these two are combined so perfectly by the author, that I can't wait to read the third. The writing is modern, without being cliche, and the characters are engaging. I hope he carries on with the series.
  • An old friend

    4
    By Mintylulu
    If you have read his first book the scene is familiar, the tempo too. The characters are slightly more rounded as you would expect. Somehow I preferred his first, maybe it was the novelty of it, saying that he still has some room to progress the idea without it being too old hat. I think the first book being about ghosts and magic made it slightly more believable than (slight plot buster coming up) a type of vampire and magic, well for me anyway. I would like to see him extend the depth of spells and the education behind them and their uses as for me I find that area of the novel, well novel! All in still a good read and will buy a third to see where he takes it.

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