It feels like I haven’t read any of magical policeman. Peter Grant’s adventures in quite some time. Too long. And so this slight and pleasing tale works for me a great reintroduction to the series. The stakes feel low (even as our heroes eventually end up investigating a kidnapping), and there’s a nice, unhurried, gentle feel to it which makes it like just hanging out with some friendly characters. When those characters are as interesting as Peter, Nightingale and newly minter teen member of the team, Peter’s cousin Abigail, then it is difficult to resist.

Sightings of ghosts on the Metropolitan Line leads the team to a case which isn’t just about dusty old ghouls.

If anything, there’s probably too much plot for such a slender tale (including, amusingly, some talking foxes) and the way that everything isn’t tied up suggests some elements will feed into future volumes. (I see the sixth book is already out, I should really try and get a copy). This is a fantastic world that I greatly enjoy and entering it again makes me realise how much I’ve missed it.

My debut novel, THE WANNABES – which has been out of print for a little while – is now available for free. A supernatural thriller of beautiful actresses and deadly ambition in London town, it’s well worth your time. You can get your copy here!

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