The October man
Aaronovitch, Ben, 1964- author.

The October man

Aaronovitch, Ben, 1964- author.


Personal Author
Aaronovitch, Ben, 1964- author.

Publication Information
London : Gollancz, 2019.

Physical Description
180, 13 pages ; 21 cm.

A Rivers of London novella
Rivers of London.

Series Title
A Rivers of London novella
Rivers of London.

General Note
Includes short story, Vanessa Sommer's other Christmas list.

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.

Subject Term
Police -- Germany -- Trier -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Supernatural -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.

Detective and mystery fiction.

Geographic Term
Trier (Germany) -- Fiction

Added Author
contains (work) Aaronovitch, Ben, 1964- Vanessa Sommer's other Christmas list.


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