The novel Rivers of London, originally published in Britain, was published in the US under the title Midnight Riot.

Why was the title changed for the US audience?

(Presumably it can't be because "rivers" or "London" would be considered too hard or unfamiliar for American readers.)

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    Author claims not to know; mobile.twitter.com/Silver_Rumbelle/status/407577442543751169
    – Valorum
    Jul 28 at 10:08
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    Probably because "Rivers of London" sounds like a sedate travel guide.
    – Valorum
    Jul 28 at 10:11
  • Too British seems to be a common complaint. The title change might have come from the publisher trying to get people who might think that to buy the book anyway.
    – Jontia
    Jul 28 at 10:17
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    @Jontia: rumours of a sequel novel entitled Trousers of Autumn have yet to be confirmed. Jul 28 at 10:55

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