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Ben Aaronovitch is a well-known British author whose novel series, ‘Rivers of London’ is world famous. He is popular for writing novels of science fiction and fantasy genre. Later in his career, he has also penned mystery and thriller novel series’. Ben was born in London in the year 1964. Ben has two elder brothers Owen and David Aaronovitch. Owen is an actor whereas David Aaronovitch is a British journalist. Ben’s father, Sam Aaronovitch was an economist and a Communist. His family also comprised of a couple of sisters and a dog. Ben did not have a pleasant childhood, which got him addicted to alcohol at a very young age. He also got into radical politics. He started writing as soon as he entered in his twenties after realizing that he had only one talent. Ben started doing screen writing for soap operas such as Casualty, Jupitor Moon and Doctor Who. His screen writing was very well appreciated by everyone and this made him successful in a very less time. He then continued writing for other shows like New Adventures. The makers of the show pulped all his writings and he was left with nothing. He entered the darkest phase of his life after that incident and has described it in his novel ‘Dark Knight’. Ben was so much in despair and disappointment that he had to work as a bookseller for ‘Waterstones’ in order to support his writing habit.
During his struggling time, many writers’ works got shelved and this gave Ben Aaronovitch a light of hope. He began writing books and novels by rejoicing each and every word that would come to his mind. He used to thrive only on Japanese fast food and a cup of instant coffee as he was busy writing for his glory. This epic journey lead him to his best masterpiece ‘Rivers of London’ or the ‘Midnight Riot’. This series became a huge hit and was very much liked by each and everyone. The success of this novel series turned his life upside down once again, this time for better. He became famous as a highly proclaimed writer. During this time, he became father to a son named ‘Karifa’. He refers him to be the most important thing to have happened in his life. Ben affectionately addresses his son as ‘The Evil Monster Boy’. Ben Aaronovitch is very fond of his family and writings. He currently lives in London and promises to never leave his birthplace whatever conditions may arise.
Ben Aaronovitch introduced a number of characters in his novels. Some of them are very well known and have been portrayed on television as well. Here is a list of the characters that Ben characterized in his novel series, ‘Rivers of London’.
1. LESLEY MAY:
Lesley May works for the Metropolitan Police. She is a police constable and has completed her mandatory probationary period. She is a brave officer with good skills. Lesley is expected to go very far because of her dedication and hard work.
2. PETER GRANT:
Peter Grant is also an officer who works for the Metropolitan Police. Having completed his mandatory probation period, Peter is asked to do paperwork. He serves as a police constable.
3. THOMAS NIGHTINGALE:
Thomas Nightingale is the head of the Folly and the Detective Chief Inspector. Thomas is the last of the officially sanctioned English Wizards.
4. DR. ABDUL HAQQ:
Dr. Abdul Haqq is a world famous crypto pathologist and gastroenterologist.
5. ALEXANDER SEAWOLL:
Alexander Seawoll is the Senior Investigation Officer (SIO), who is a part of the Murder Investigation Team. Alexander is also the Detective Chief Inspector
6. INSPECTOR NEBLETT:
Inspector Neblett is the shift commander for Lesley and Peter. He is also the line manager working at the Charing Cross Police Station.
Aaronovitch’s early works include the six-book novel series named, Rivers of London or the Peter Grant series or the Midnight Riot, as it is titled in America. The novels of the series are very popular among masses and considered a huge success till date. Four novels have already been published from the year 2011 to 2014. Ben is still working on the fifth and sixth installments and he is expected to release the fifth part in November, this year and the last part in the next year. The first novel of the series is of the same name and was published in the year 2011. The novel was released through ‘Gollancz’ and was very well appreciated. The plot of the novel revolves around the life of Peter Grant, who is a young and dynamic officer in the Metropolitan Police. His adventures and encounters with unexpected ghosts forms the thrill and suspense of the novel. He is hired into a branch of Metropolitan department following his encounters with ghosts. he is immediately handed two different cases which are inter-related. As Peter is the first to become an English apprentice wizard in more than fifty years, he is expected to solve the cases quickly. The first case deals with some kind of unusual thing that is making ordinary people turn into killers. Peter should find this possessing thing and stop people from becoming vicious killers. The second case consists of a fight between the warring Gods of the River Thames. Peter is expected to bring peace among the two Gods as soon a possible. He is assisted by officer Lesley May in these cases. Peter eventually solves the cases with his wit and determination and succeeds in keeping the faith of the people in the police department.
The novel was very well received by the critics and became widely popular all over the world. It also earned Ben Aaronovitch, a Galaxy National Book Awards nomination in the New Writer if the Year award. Ben was praised a lot for his work and other noted writers also appreciated his efforts. People found it very thrilling and exciting. The novel was translated into a number of languages worldwide and an audio recording was also made. The audio recording was very well received too, and was shortlisted for the Crimfest Award in the year 2012.
The sequel to the novel was released in the month of April, 2011 and was titled ‘Moon over Soho’. It was also released through ‘Gollancz’ and became successful too. This novel revolves around the brutal murder of a journalist in the Soho district of London. Police Constable Peter Grant is called to investigate the case of the journalist’s murder, whose body is found in the toilet of the Groucho Club in the Soho district. But, Peter is even more disturbed by the serial killings of amateur musicians soon after their jazz performances. The killings are made to look like natural deaths, but Peter finds a kind of magical signature on every dead body which forces him to believe that they were not natural deaths. Peter eventually finds the cause of the deaths and solves the cases after several turns of events. This novel was also very well received and praised by one and all. The reviewers praised the humorous segments and the thrilling plot of the novel. The popularity and success of the novel motivated Ben to write more novels and he stills maintains his habit.Book Series In Order » Authors » Ben Aaronovitch