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The October Man : Rivers of London Book 7.5 - Ben Aaronovitch

The October Man

Rivers of London Book 7.5

Hardcover Published: 13th June 2019
ISBN: 9781473224315
Number Of Pages: 128

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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.

About the Author

Ben Aaronovitch is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling PC Peter Grant series of novels (Rivers of London, Moon Over Soho, Whispers Under Ground, Broken Homes, Foxglove Summer and the upcoming The Hanging Tree).

He was born and raised in London, and his love for the city is reflected throughout the series. Ben has also previously written for television and worked as a bookseller.

He still resides in London, and is currently working on his next novel.

Industry Reviews

An incredibly fast-moving magical joyride for grown-ups - THE TIMES

For all the murder and mayhem, this is a darkly comic read with characters you can't help but like - The Sunday Express

As brilliant and funny as ever - The Sun

ISBN: 9781473224315
ISBN-10: 1473224314
Series: Rivers of London
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 13th June 2019
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 13.3  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1

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Ben Aaronovitch

About the Author


Born and raised in London, Ben Aaronovitch worked as a scriptwriter for Doctor Who and Casualty before the inspiration for his own series of books struck him whilst working as a bookseller in Waterstones Covent Garden. Ben Aaronovitch’s unique novels are the culmination of his experience of writing about the emergency services and the supernatural.

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