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The Hanging Tree is the sixth book in the Rivers of London series.


A drug overdose in a posh London flat turns out to have Falcon connections. Lady Ty calls in the favour that Peter Grant owes her for having saved his life (at the end of Whispers Under Ground). The Faceless Man returns.

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A musician called Lol Robinson is mentioned. A character with the same name and occupation appears in the Merrily Watkins' books by Phil Rickman. The books deal with supernatural things in Herefordshire (just as Ben Aaronovitch's Foxglove Summer).

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The Waterstones edition of The Hanging Tree contains the short story King of the Rats.