Rivers of London: Black Mould by Ben Aaronovitch [Book Review]
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Black Mould is a lovely little side story for Peter Grant that you can read without having read all the previous stories.
The premise is pretty straightforward, although there’s more than meets the eye initially. Peter Grant and his colleague Guleed are called to a luxury high rise where there’s an infestation of black mould. This is more than just a fungal infection, otherwise they’d have sent a cleaner instead of the Met Police’s second best mage.
The graphic novel format works really well, and despite having read five books before getting to the graphic novels (this is the third graphic novel) the characters are drawn/painted the way my imagination did from Ben Aaronovitch’s descriptions.
There are some lovely background bits that tie Black Mould to the rest of the series. If you haven’t already read the books then I’d recommend that you do. There’s a suggested reading order in the frontispiece of Black Mould.
Definitely worth getting these if you like modern magic wielding police (albeit in an understated and slightly embarrassed British way).