Shadow Police

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 801 ratings

London Falling Publisher's Summary

The dark is rising....

Detective Inspector James Quill is about to complete the drugs bust of his career. Then his prize suspect, Rob Toshack, is murdered in custody. Furious, Quill pursues the investigation, co-opting intelligence analyst Lisa Ross and undercover cops Costain and Sefton. But nothing about Toshack’s murder is normal.

Toshack had struck a bargain with a vindictive entity, whose occult powers kept Toshack one step ahead of the law - until his luck ran out. Now, the team must find a 'suspect' who can bend space and time and alter memory itself. And they will kill again.

As the group starts to see London’s sinister magic for themselves, they have two choices: panic or use their new abilities. Then they must hunt a terrifying supernatural force the only way they know how: using police methods, equipment, and tactics. But they must all learn the rules of this new game - and quickly. More than their lives will depend on it.

Paul Cornell has written some of Doctor Who's best-loved episodes for the BBC. He has also written on a number of comic book series for Marvel and DC, including X-Men and Batman and Robin. He has been Hugo Award nominated for his work in TV, comics, and prose, and won the BSFA award for his short fiction. London Falling is his first urban fantasy novel.

©2013 Paul Cornell (P)2014 Audible Studios
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  • Book 1

    • London Falling

    • The Shadow Police, Book One
    • By: Paul Cornell
    • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 431
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 393
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 394

    Detective Inspector James Quill is about to complete the drugs bust of his career. Then his prize suspect, Rob Toshack, is murdered in custody. Furious, Quill pursues the investigation, co-opting intelligence analyst Lisa Ross and undercover cops Costain and Sefton. But nothing about Toshack’s murder is normal. Toshack had struck a bargain with a vindictive entity, whose occult powers kept Toshack one step ahead of the law - until his luck ran out. Now, the team must find a 'suspect' who can bend space and time and alter memory itself. And they will kill again.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Team Quill

    • By Tango on 05-03-15

    Regular price: $20.24

  • Book 2

    • The Severed Streets

    • The Shadow Police, Book Two
    • By: Paul Cornell
    • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200

    Summer in London: a city in turmoil. The vicious murder of a well-known MP is like a match to tinder but Detective Inspector James Quill and his team know that it's not a run-of-the-mill homicide. Still coming to terms with their new-found second sight, they soon discover that what is invisible to others - the killer - is visible to them. Even if they have no idea who it is. Then there are more deaths.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Supernatural copper

    • By Juan on 01-27-15

    Regular price: $20.24

  • Book 3

    • Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?

    • The Shadow Police, Book Three
    • By: Paul Cornell
    • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    The ghost of Sherlock Holmes is dead, but who will solve his murder? The Great Detective's ghost has walked London's streets for an age, given shape by people's memories. Now someone's put a ceremonial dagger through his chest. But what's the motive? And who - or what - could kill a ghost? When policing London's supernatural underworld, eliminating the impossible is not an option. DI James Quill and his detectives have learnt this the hard way.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, but not a stand-alone

    • By Eco-Emancipator on 04-20-17

    Regular price: $20.24