The October Man

The October Man: A Rivers of London Novella

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime & Thrillers, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 11/06/2020
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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.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781473224322
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Weight: 180g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 16 mm

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The October Man
Great read from a genre I usually wouldn't touch!
Sci-fi and fantasy books aren't usually my go to choice for a book but I was drawn to this one for a number of reasons. The setting in the medieval German ... READ MORE
Shona at East Kilbride
The October Man
Not as magical as the Rivers of London series
Always look forward to the latest in the Rivers Of London series by Aaronovitch and have read the whole series, so keen to dive straight in. I hadn't even ... READ MORE
Martin Gathercole
The October Man
Good quick read
I really enjoyed this novella. Even though it is set in Germany, with new characters, the story is easy to get into with Ben Aaronovich’s chatty narration.... READ MORE
Neil Kitching