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Foxglove Summer is the fifth book in the Rivers of London series.  Its original publication date was November 13, 2014.

The book is published by Gollan



A case involving two missing girls takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London - to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance. But while you can take the London copper out of London you can't take the London out of the copper. Travelling west with Beverley Brook, Peter soon finds himself caught up in a deep mystery and having to tackle local cops and local gods. And what's more all the shops are closed by 4pm...

List of returning characters[]

List of characters introduced in this story[]

List of minor characters[]

  • Albert - owner of the electronic’s shop Call me Al.
  • Alec
  • Russell Banks
  • Marcus Bonneville - owner of the pub The Swan in the Rushes
  • DC Henry Carter
  • Kimberley Cidre - High Tech Crime Unit in Worcester
  • DS Allison Cole
  • PS Robert Collington
  • Corve
  • Dominic's mother
  • Clarissa Darrell - mother of Gaby
  • Gabriella “Gaby” Darrell
  • Sally Donnahyde - special constable and primary school teacher
  • Derek Lacey
  • Nicole Lacey
  • Victoria Lacey
  • Zoe Lacey
  • Lilly
  • Victor Lowell
  • Andy Marstowe
  • Hannah Marstowe
  • Joanne Marstowe
  • Ethan Marstowe
  • Ryan Marstowe
  • Mathew Marstowe
  • Sharon Pike - columnist with a cottage in Rushpool
  • Samantha AKA. Stan
  • PC Tasker (mentioned)
  • Miss Tefeidiad
  • DCI David Windrow
  • An unnamed older man with an Australian accent. He has sort of connection to Mellissa.
  • An unnamed younger man tattooed man, with an English accent. He is possibly the son of the man with the Australian accent. He has some sort of connection to Mellissa.
  • An unnamed man with an axe. He might also be a son of the man with the Australian accent. He has some sort of connection to Mellissa.


The Waterstones edition of Foxglove Summer contains the short story The Loneliness of the Long Distance Granny.