This is the second novel in the Detective Peter Grant series. He is investigating the murder of a journalist in the Groucho Club in Soho. At the same time a Jazz musician also gets killed after his performance. He had his penis bitten off. When Grant arrives at the scene, there is an old Jazz melody coming from victim ‘Body and Soul’. Over the next few weeks more deaths with a similar pattern occur. Meanwhile Peter starts an affair with one of the dead musicians girlfriend. Leslie, his injured colleague from the first novel, is also slowly recovering and beginning to slowly speak again.
This book is not as confusing as the first one. Nevertheless it took me 4 weeks to finish as the pace is very slow and the plot a bit dragging. I was ready now to give up on the series completely, as I thought it is not for me, but y friends are massive fans of Ben Aaronovitch and have convinced me to give the third book a try. It is called: Whispers Underground. I will let you know how I got on.