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NO MAJOR SPOILERS
I first read Rivers of London a couple years ago and although I enjoyed it, I wasn’t blown away with it. Then earlier this year I was in The Works and on their three for a fiver offer, I saw another of his books, Foxglove Summer.
This one is the fifth in the series, which I hadn’t realised when I bought it. The basic idea of the series is of crimes being investigated by a Met special unit called in when there is something odd, or perhaps ‘unearthly’.
In Foxglove Summer PC Peter Grant is called in to investigate the disappearance of two young girls in the Hereford/Leominster area, an area that is, at least in the book, a hot-spot for UFO sightings and other mysterious happenings. Grant is sent to investigate by his supervisor, DI Nightingale, based at their headquarters in The Folly. Grant’s first call is on Hugh Oswald, an old friend of Nightingale who may have information that he might be able to use. And at this point I found something that puzzled me.