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.


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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