Nothing to see here, unless you are a proper copper…

Amongst Our Weapons (Rivers of London, #9)
by Ben Aaronovitch (Author), Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Narrator)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Proper police procedural, puns and pop culture references, stellar audiobook narration by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith. 

The Sons of Weyland make another appearance. The mystery plot is decent, but left me pretty lukewarm. It developed in a great direction towards the end. The history excursion was very informative, entertaining and quite heartbreaking.

Great action scenes. I also love the architectural excursions.

Peter‘s homelife is the most entertaining part, with Beverly heavily pregnant and foxes running amok around his home and extended family. Love the foxes and the diggy thing. And I wish Peter‘s mum had a catering service. All we need then would be a teleporter. Bonus points for mentions of Star Trek.

I am looking forward to what Peter is going to set in motion regarding the procedures for weird bollocks, training, collaborations with other agencies and countries… Come to think of it, the team work and development of all the additional characters besides Nightingale and Peter is one of the nicest elements. Seawoll is really growing on me.

“I saw nothing suspicious—which is unusual. A copper can usually find something suspicious if they look hard enough.” 

I just had a look at all the novellas and short stories that I haven‘t read—which is most of them—and I picked up a copy of this:

What Abigail Did That Summer (Kindle Edition) — Abigail and foxes!

Tales from the Folly (Kindle Edition) — short story collection, including:
The Home Crowd Advantage
The Domestic
The Cockpit
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Granny
King of The Rats
A Rare Book of Cunning Device — I listened to this as an Audible freebie
A Dedicated Follower of Fashion
Favourite Uncle
Vanessa Sommer’s Other Christmas List
Three Rivers, Two Husbands and a Baby
Moments One-Three

6 thoughts on “Nothing to see here, unless you are a proper copper…

  1. I’m part way through “Rivers of London” at the moment. I do really like it, although after stopping for a while (due to illness) I had to start from the beginning again to figure out who was who character-wise. Lol

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      1. Yes, and he gives them all disrinctive voices and is not iver the top. He is one of my favourite audiobook narrators.


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