London Falling

Paul Cornell

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Police officers Quill, Costain, Sefton, and Ross know the worst of London—or they think they do. While investigating a mobster's mysterious death, they come into contact with a strange artifact and accidentally develop the Sight. Suddenly they can see the true evil haunting London’s streets.

Armed with police instincts and procedures, the four officers take on the otherworldly creatures secretly prowling London. Football lore and the tragic history of a Tudor queen become entwined in their pursuit of an age-old witch with a penchant for child sacrifice. But when London’s monsters become aware of their meddling, the officers must decide what they are willing to sacrifice to clean up their city, in London Falling by Paul Cornell.

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Costain entered the service station and stopped when he saw Quill standing there, not even pretending to look at the chocolate bars displayed in front of him. Costain headed for the toilets, and Quill immediately followed, as if he didn’t care who noticed. Costain made astonished eye contact with him just before the door, turning to take in the SUVs he’d left on the forecourt outside, with Mick and Lazlo currently filling up the first two vehicles with diesel. No, nobody was watching. He closed the toilet door behind them.

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“Paul Cornell is a triple threat, the kind of writer other writers hate.  He writes award-winning short stories.  He writes epic television episodes for all your favorite BBC shows.  He writes kickass comic books and graphic novels. You'd think that would be enough for anyone, but no, not Paul... now he's gone and written a novel too!  I suspect it will be just as good as everything else he's written, and that's not fair at all.  No doubt this time next year he will be writing hit songs, radio plays, and ribald limericks, all of them first rate.  It's very annoying, but what can you do?  Aside from reading him. . . .”
—George R. R. Martin

“An irresistible blend of guns, gangsters, cops and monsters.”
—Ben Aaronovitch, author of Midnight Riot

“Paul Cornell has written a truly ingenious police procedural which happens to be the best supernatural London story since Neverwhere.”
—Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of Discount Armageddon

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Paul Cornell

PAUL CORNELL is a British writer best known for his work in television drama, most notably for Doctor Who. Three of his Doctor Who episodes have been nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form. He has written several Doctor Who spin-off novels, and created the character Beatrice Summerfield. He has also written for Marvel Comics and DC Comics, and had two original novels published.  

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
April 2013
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ISBN: 9781429946728
ISBN10: 1429946725
416 pages
$7.99

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Tor Books
April 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765330277
ISBN10: 076533027X
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 416 pages
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Tor Fantasy
February 2014
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765368102
ISBN10: 0765368102
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 432 pages
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