The October Man
A Rivers of London Novella
By Ben Aaronovitch
A brand new stand-alone novella in the bestselling Rivers of London series!
If you thought magic was confined to one country . . . think again.
Trier is famous for wine, Romans and for being Germany's oldest city. So 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.
Fortunately this is Germany, where there are procedures for everything.
Enter Investigator Tobias Winter, whose aim is to get in, deal with the problem, and get out with the minimum of fuss, personal danger and paperwork. With the help of frighteningly enthusiastic local cop, Vanessa Sommer, he's quick to link the first victim to a group of ordinary middle aged men - and to realise they may have accidentally reawakened a bloody conflict from a previous century. But the rot is still spreading, literally and with the suspect list extending to people born before Frederick the Great solving the case may mean unearthing the city's secret magical history.
. . . so long as that history doesn't kill them first.
'The Rivers of London series is an ever-evolving delight' CRIME REVIEW
'Ben Aaronovitch is a master of metropolitan magical mayhem' STARBURST
'Aaronovitch deftly balances urban fantasy with the police procedural' CRIME SCENE
'Once you start, you'll find a London that's just dying to be explored' DEN OF GEEK
Ben Aaronovitch grew up as part of a famously engaged and lively North London family. He has written for many TV series including Doctor Who and been a bookseller. His Peter Grant novels have been hugely successful and he now writes full time. He still lives in London, the city he likes to refer to as 'the capital of the world'.
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13 Jun 2019
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Peter Grant is back, and now in handy-to-read-on-the-train novella format. — STARBURST
The Rivers of London series is an ever-evolving delight. — CRIME REVIEW
The Hanging Tree is definitely one of the best in the Grant/Aaronovitch pantheon. There again, so have most of the previous books in the series and the odds are the next one probably will be too. — The Bookbag
Aaronovitch deftly balances urban fantasy with the police procedural. As for Grant, he's a wonderful blend of laconic copper and, methodically researching how magic works, full-on nerd. — Crime Scene
This series is brilliant! — Teen Librarian