This represents an attempt to piece together a basic timeline of the series, using mostly information internal in the stories, and the chronology published in the author's blog, cf. a chronology of rivers-of-london books.

  • In The Hanging Tree, a newspaper headline is mentioned, "UKIP TO ROCK WESTMINSTER", which was actually used by The Daily Express at October 9th, 2014.
  • The Home Crowd Advantage takes place during the London 2012 summer olympics.
  • Action at a Distance, an untitled Nightingale novella and an the short story Cock of the Wall are said to be "outside the main sequence".
  • The "Moments" are actually dated in their respective subtitles to a specific year (1966, 2012, 2014).

These are the only fixed time referents in the books. From these, the following, tentative and inconsistent timeline can be inferred:

References Edit

  1. Night Witch
  2. ***Word of Author