Probationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London’s Metropolitan Police. But Peter’s prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter’s ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the uncanny.
This is a really good story, well told by the author. It has some good action scenes and humour. If you’re a fan of the History of London then it’s a must read.