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What is the suggested reading order for all the Rivers of London material? Where do the short stories from Tales from the Folly fit in chronologically.

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Handily the Author maintains as chronology page, which you can find here.

This falls downs a little for a reading order however, by putting the flashback Action at a Distance graphic novel and the earliest short stories from Tales from the Folly right at the start, when they make a lot more sense later on.

A more limited view, from the front of the latest graphic novel shows everything published to that point, without the short stories. As previously stated, Action at a Distance would probably be better read directly after Lies Sleeping, rather than as a starting point for the series.

Graphical Illustration of timeline

In case of dead-links and to shuffle the most jarring flashback stories to a more comfortable place a full reading order as of October 2021 is below;

  • Rivers Of London
  • The Home Crowd Advantage (Tales From The Folly)
  • Tobias Winter (Tales From The Folly)
  • Moon Over Soho
  • The Domestic (Tales From The Folly)
  • Whispers Underground
  • The Cockpit (Tales From The Folly)
  • Broken Homes
  • Body Work (Graphic Novel)
  • Foxglove Summer
  • What Abigail Did That Summer (Novella)
  • The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Granny (Tales From The Folly)
  • Night Witch (Graphic Novel)
  • Favourite Uncle (Tales From The Folly)
  • Black Mould (Graphic Novel)
  • King Of The Rats (Tales From The Folly)
  • The Furthest Station (Novella)
  • Detective Stories (Graphic Novel)
  • Reynolds (Tales From The Folly)
  • Cry Fox (Graphic Novel)
  • Waterweed (Graphic Novel)
  • The Hanging Tree
  • A Rare Book Of Cunning Device (Tales From The Folly)
  • The October Man (Novella)
  • Lies Sleeping
  • Three Rivers, Two Husbands And A Baby (Tales From The Folly)
  • Action At A Distance (Graphic Novel)
  • Nightingale: London 1966 (Tales From The Folly)
  • Dedicated Follower Of Fashion (Tales From The Folly)
  • The Fey And The Furious (Graphic Novel)
  • False Value
  • Vanessa Sommers Other Christmas List (Tales From The Folly)
  • Monday Monday (Graphic Novel) - Publication Due in Nov 2021.
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