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The October man / Ben Aaronovitch.

Aaronovitch, Ben, 1964- author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Godel Memorial-Warren Library AAR (Text) 35500006200339 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781596069084
  • ISBN: 1596069082
  • Physical Description: 211 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: [Burton, Michigan] : Subterranean Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "With this long new novella, bestselling author Ben Aaronovitch has crafted yet another wickedly funny and surprisingly affecting chapter in his beloved Rivers of London series. If you thought magic was confined to one country--think again. Trier: famous for wine, Romans and being Germany's oldest city. When a man is found dead with his body impossibly covered in a fungal rot, the local authorities know they are out of their depth. But fortunately this is Germany, where there are procedures for everything. Enter Tobias Winter, an investigator for the Abteilung KDA, the branch of the German Federal Criminal Police which handles the supernatural. His aim is to get in, deal with the problem, and get out with the minimum of fuss, personal danger and paperwork. Together with frighteningly enthusiastic local cop, Vanessa Sommer, he quickly links the first victim to a group of ordinary middle aged men whose novel approach to their mid-life crisis may have reawakened a bloody conflict from a previous century. As the rot spreads, literally, and the suspect list extends to people born before Frederick the Great, Tobias and Vanessa will need to find allies in some unexpected places. And to solve the case they'll have to unearth the secret magical history of a city that goes back two thousand years. Presuming that history doesn't kill them first."--provided by Amazon.com.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 March #2
    Aaronovitch expands the universe of his Rivers of London series (Broken Homes, 2014) to include new characters operating in different countries with ties to supernatural crimes and detective work. The October Man introduces Tobias Winter, a sanctioned magic practitioner who investigates the supernatural angles of crimes for the Abteilung KDA (which fans will recognize as the German extension of the British Folly). Winter is called to investigate an infraction in Trier, where a man was found dead near a vineyard, suffocated to death by the abnormal spreading of a fungal infection into his lungs. Paired with the intelligent local liaison Vanessa Sommers, Winter begins digging into the dead man's life and discovers he was part of a peculiar wine-drinking club. With the help some local river goddesses, Winter and Sommers uncover a deeply complicated city history fraught with love and loss, overlapping with the club and the murder. Aaronovitch delivers yet another classic detective novel rich with the magical world building accomplished in his previous work. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Wizards > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Police > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Trier (Germany) > Fiction.
Genre: Paranormal fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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