Monday, 31 January 2011

Midnight Riot: US Launch Tomorrow

My novel Midnight Riot is officially released in the US and Canada on the 1st of February 2011 and will be available at all good bookshops(1), online and in many electronic formats.

Midnight Riot: what the critics are saying...

"...fresh and original and a wonderful read. I loved it." - Charlaine Harris

"A hilarious, keenly imagined caper." - Diana Gabaldon

"Filled with detail and imagination, the quality of this achievement stands out...." - Peter F. Hamilton

"A witty and inventive twist to urban fantasy...Wouldn't let go until the last page." - Mario Acevedo

"...sweet relief for readers allergic to cliché." - Locus Magazine

"...the most satisfying fantasy thriller to hit bookshelves in quite some time." - SFX Magazine

"...witty, fun, and full of vivid characters, and the plot twists will keep even seasoned mystery fans guessing." - Publishers Weekly

A round up of links to the online reviews can be found here.

Midnight Riot is published in the UK by Gollancz as Rivers of London and a second book featuring the further adventures of Peter Grant, Moon Over Soho, will be released on both sides of the pond this spring!

(1) And hopefully most of the bad bookshops as well.


Trina said...

(Grrr, wrote something then Google gave me weird messages. So either it sent or it didn't... If it didn't, consider this attempt #2. If it did, then I'm just repetitive.)

I've pre-ordered your book from Amazon and am looking forward to reading it. Congrats on getting your non-DW sci fi published. Hope the books sell well!

Rob said...

I love the book and sad to day I am almost done reasing it. Looking forward to reading Moon Over SoHo

pudu said...

I'm about a third into Midnight Riot (WHY do they change the name and cover for the U.S. market? I like the British cover so much more) and it's fantastic! I've already pre-ordered the second book!

Beefeater said...

The book's brilliant. Clever, entertaining and fantastically evocative of London. It's a real pleasure to see someone do so much with the setting. If you're ever in Hong Kong, at least one fan will cheerfully stand you a drink.

Anonymous said...

Yay Doctor Who ! ! lol thanks for the entertainment!

Erssie said...

Rivers of greatly enjoying it and such a cool title.

Midnight Riot? Nowhwere near as cool a title...Where is the London in that title? The sense of the place is everything!

Josephine said...

Reading Rivers of London on my Kindle and am absolutely loving it. Started it yesterday (Saturday) and have barely exchanged a word with my poor husband as result. Please make sure the followup comes to Kindle as well - after my secret stash of umpty thrumpty paperbacks was found stuffed under the bed I'm banned from buying actual books for a few months and limited to downloads.

Thank you!

Tyler said...

Ah, blessing upon you! And upon my wife, for buying me >both< of your books for my birthday last week.

"Urban Paranormal" it says on the back; who thunk up that category? Is there a "Rural Paranormal"?

Anyway, you'll soon be on my shelf, next to Douglas Adams and R.A. MacAvoy.

Did find one "oops" (in the American paperback): on the second page in chapter five, Action at a Distance, it is written:

"'He wasn't on the pull,' said Beverley. 'And I should know.'"

Peter is talking with Leslie outside the courtroom, not Beverley.


Duncan Watson said...

I just finished this book and the sequel. I loved both and found myself reading sections to my wife so she can enjoy them too.