- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Gollancz (3 Nov. 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0575132558
- ISBN-13: 978-0575132559
- Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 3.6 x 22.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (245 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Hanging Tree: The Sixth PC Grant Mystery Hardcover – 3 Nov 2016
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Ben Aaronovitch is a master of metropolitan magical mayhem and the action is delightful. This is a tight thriller that is compelling and buckets of fun. (STARBURST)
The Hanging Tree is definitely one of the best in the Grant/Aaronovitch pantheon. There again, so have most of the previous books in the series and the odds are the next one probably will be too. (The Bookbag)
Aaronovitch deftly balances urban fantasy with the police procedural. As for Grant, he's a wonderful blend of laconic copper and, methodically researching how magic works, full-on nerd. (Crime Scene)
This series is brilliant! (Teen Librarian)
The sixth outing for PC Peter Grant in this bestselling series sees him back in London and facing the terrifying legacy of London's hangings.See all Product description
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After the rural excursion of the previous book, Foxglove Summer, the Hanging Tree returns PC Grant to London. This is very much a good thing as Aaronovitch, like his hero, is much more at ease in the urban environment. It may be a little ridiculous to link lightweight genre novels with a more serious author, but I would say that Aaronovitch, Bears comparison with Peter Ackroyd in his love and knowledge of the capital.
The plot is based around the death of a young woman from a drug overdose in an exclusive apartment in the world of the super-rich.Read more ›
I was totally enchanted with the first books in the series and loved everything about the characters, writing and plot.
Is it getting a bit same? Is not much happening? Is there any progression?
For me the answer is probably not. I'm not sure I'll buy another one but like I say it could be me - I'm getting grumpier with everything these days!
With morbid fascination you learn of the appalling torture of condemned souls by bungling executioners, the blood-lust of the baying mob, and the sad lack of regard placed on human life.
This book enables you to almost feel what it must have been like to be at Tyburn or Newgate on hanging day, and how executions rose to almost epidemic proportions in the 1770's for a vast range of crimes that today would warrant no more than a period of community service.
Saddened and sickened, but always morbidly inrigued, this book once started is hard to put down. If you want to know what London was really like 200 years ago this goes some way to opening your eyes. Brillian read!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Read the series in order to really appreciate this. Otherwise you don't get the character developmentsPublished 2 hours ago by Pantherwench
Thoroughly enjoyed this book - and hope that there are more to come!
The story lines advanced nicely and the humour is still high class; I realise that not everybody shares... Read more
A series that started off so well seems to have run out of steam. Maybe the author has been distracted by other projects such as the comic series, but this one was hard to... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Nick Brett
I've just had a day reading this from cover to cover. Really enjoyed this latest book in the series. Brilliant.Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
Can't wait for the next installment, a cracking good read yet again - thoroughly recommended, if you haven't read any of the Rivers of London books then you should, you won't... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Andy
Dreadful book, I have mostly enjoyed the previous ones in the series, but this one goes nowhere and the incompetence that has to be repeatedly displayed by the heroes in order to... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Aulks