The October Man : A Rivers of London Novella

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Author : Ben Aaronovitch
Detail : “Trier is known for wine, Romans and for being Germany’s oldest town. thus once a person is found dead with, his body impossibly coated in a very plant life rot, the native authorities grasp they’re out of their depth.

Fortunately this is often Deutschland, wherever there square measure procedures for everything.

Enter Investigator Tobias Winter, whose aim is to induce in, take care of the matter, and obtain out with the minimum of fuss, personal danger and work. With the assistance of scarily evangelistic native cop, genus Vanessa Sommer, he is fast to link the primary victim to a gaggle of normal middle aged men – and to grasp they will have accidentally reawakened a bloody conflict from a previous century. however the rot continues to be spreading, virtually and with the suspect list extending to individuals born before town the good finding the case might mean unearthing the city’s secret magic history.

. . . farewell as that history does not kill them initial.

‘The Rivers of London series is Associate in Nursing ever-evolving delight’ CRIME REVIEW
‘Ben Aaronovitch could be a master of metropolitan magic mayhem’ STARBURST
‘Aaronovitch dexterously balances urban fantasy with the police procedural’ CRIME SCENE
‘Once you begin, you will find a London that is simply dying to be explored’ DEN OF GEEK”

The October Man : A Rivers of London Novella

Fiction

Author - Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher - Gollancz
Pages - 192
ISBN - 9781473224322


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Detail - 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

Rivers of London : The First Rivers of London novel

Fiction

Author - Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher - Hachette UK
Pages - 384
ISBN - 0575097590


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Detail - 'Ben Aaronovitch's masterfully crafted world of magic, ghosts and gruesome crimes gives the late, great Terry Pratchett a run for his money' The Sun 'Great, great fun' Simon Mayo, Radio 2 My name is Peter Grant and until January I was just probationary constable in that mighty army for justice known to all right-thinking people as the Metropolitan Police Service (and as the Filth to everybody else). My only concerns in life were how to avoid a transfer to the Case Progression Unit - we do paperwork so real coppers don't have to - and finding a way to climb into the panties of the outrageously perky WPC Leslie May. Then one night, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluble, and that brought me to the attention of Inspector Nightingale, the last wizard in England. Now I'm a Detective Constable and a trainee wizard, the first apprentice in fifty years, and my world has become somewhat more complicated: nests of vampires in Purley, negotiating a truce between the warring god and goddess of the Thames, and digging up graves in Covent Garden ... and there's something festering at the heart of the city I love, a malicious vengeful spirit that takes ordinary Londoners and twists them into grotesque mannequins to act out its drama of violence and despair. The spirit of riot and rebellion has awakened in the city, and it's falling to me to bring order out of chaos - or die trying.

The Furthest Station :

Author - Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher - Gollancz
Pages - 128
ISBN - 9781473222427


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Detail - There's something going bump on the Metropolitan line and Sergeant Jaget Kumar knows exactly who to call. It's PC Peter Grant's speciality . . . Only it's more than going 'bump'. Traumatised travellers have been reporting strange encounters on their morning commute, with strangely dressed people trying to deliver an urgent message. Stranger still, despite calling the police themselves, within a few minutes the commuters have already forgotten the encounter - making the follow up interviews rather difficult. So with a little help from Abigail and Toby the ghost hunting dog, Peter and Jaget are heading out on a ghost hunting expedition. Because finding the ghost and deciphering their urgent message might just be a matter of life and death.

False Value :

Author - Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 336
ISBN - 9780756411367


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Detail - Now in paperback, the eighth book of the bestselling Rivers of London series returns to the adventures of Peter Grant, detective and apprentice wizard, as he solves magical crimes in the city of London. Peter Grant is facing fatherhood, and an uncertain future, with equal amounts of panic and enthusiasm. Rather than sit around, he takes a job with émigré Silicon Valley tech genius Terrence Skinner's brand new London start up--the Serious Cybernetics Company. Drawn into the orbit of Old Street's famous 'silicon roundabout', Peter must learn how to blend in with people who are both civilians and geekier than he is. Compared to his last job, Peter thinks it should be a doddle. But magic is not finished with Mama Grant's favourite son. Because Terrence Skinner has a secret hidden in the bowels of the SCC. A technology that stretches back to Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, and forward to the future of artificial intelligence. A secret that is just as magical as it technological--and just as dangerous.

Rivers of London: Volume 8 - the Fey and the Furious :

Author - Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher - Titan Comics
Pages - 112
ISBN - 9781785865862


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Detail - Detective Inspector Peter Grant is back in an all-new comic miniseries from author Ben Aaronovitch! Trouble never lies far from the race track. When a flash car belonging to a young boy racer from England washes up in the Netherlands with a bagload of unusual cargo, it's evident there is more than meets the eye happening at street races held in an Essex car park. Enter Detective Inspector Peter Grant. Fresh from suspension, he takes to the track in his orange 'asbo' Ford Focus to try and infiltrate the big leagues. But Peter soon finds himself sucked back into an Otherworld - a real-life fairyland!

Lies Sleeping :

Fiction

Author - Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher - Penguin
Pages - 304
ISBN - 0756415144


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Detail - The seventh book of the bestselling Rivers of London series returns to the adventures of Peter Grant, detective and apprentice wizard, as he solves magical crimes in the city of London. The Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud, and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run. Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring him to justice. But even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that the Faceless Man, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long term plan. A plan that has its roots in London's two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees. To save his beloved city Peter's going to need help from his former best friend and colleague--Lesley May--who brutally betrayed him and everything he thought she believed in. And, far worse, he might even have to come to terms with the malevolent supernatural killer and agent of chaos known as Mr Punch....

Murder in Absentia : Togas, Daggers, and Magic

Fiction

Author - Assaph Mehr
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 310
ISBN - 9780994449313


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Detail - "Hardcore Historical Fantasy - Felix the Fox is Sherlock Holmes in Ancient Times"-- Jonathan Maas, author of City of Gods - Hellenica"Mehr is a master alchemist, blending the real and surreal on a captivating flight of fantasy."-- Cynthia CelmerA young man is found dead in his bed, with a look of extreme agony on his face and strange tattoos all over his body. His distraught senator father suspects foul play, and knows who to call on.Enter Felix the Fox, a professional investigator. In the business of ferreting out dark information for his clients, Felix is neither a traditional detective nor a traditional magician - but something in between. Drawing on his experience of dealing with the shady elements of society and his aborted education in the magical arts, Felix dons his toga and sets out to discover the young man's killers. Murder in absentia is set in a fantasy world that borrows elements from a thousand years of ancient Roman culture, mixed with a judicious amount of magic. These are the adventures of a cynical, hardboiled detective dealing with anything from daily life to the old forces roaming the world.This is a story of Togas, Daggers and Magic - it will appeal to lovers of murder mysteries, ancient Rome and fantasy.

Rivers of London - Body Work Vol.1 : Collected original comic series

Comics & Graphic Novels

Author - Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher - Titan Comics
Pages - 128
ISBN - 1782768416


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Detail - Peter Grant looks look your average London police officer, but he is actually a part-time wizard in a very elite branch of the Metropolitan Police. It's his job to investigate those crimes that regular cops don't like to talk about because they often involve vampires or strange things in Underground tunnels. Peter's latest case features a self-driving killer automobile, a Serbian refugee, the Most Haunted Car in England, a handsome drug dealer with a nice paisley scarf and a seemingly harmless wooden bench with a dark past! Collecting the sell-out smash mini-series, Rivers of London: Body Work!

Rivers of London - Black Mould (complete collection) :

Comics & Graphic Novels

Author - Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher - Titan Comics
Pages - 130
ISBN - 1785855115


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Detail - From the million-selling Rivers of London novel and graphic novel series by cult writer Ben Aaronovitch comes an all-new tale of supernatural suspense and good-old-fashioned London policing! p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri; min-height: 14.0px} Peter Grant is a cop and part-time wizard investigating London’s ‘Falcon’ crimes – those that are outside the realms of normal criminal investigations – and more into the realms of trolls under bridges, cursed crime scenes, and the ghosts of monsters past. Peter never saw himself in pest control – but that’s exactly where he finds himself when a killer, sentient, living fungus goes on a rampage of revenge using its victims’ worst fears against them. An all-new and original Rivers of London comic series, written by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel! Set between Foxglove Summer and The Hanging Tree. Collects Rivers of London: Black Mould #1-5.

Rivers of London - Night Witch #2 :

Comics & Graphic Novels

Author - Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher - Titan Comics
Pages - 31
ISBN - 1785855018


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Detail - Following a disastrous attempt to 'recruit' the witch, Vavara, a Russian oligarch turns his sights on Peter Grant and Thomas Nightingale – two of London's finest policemen and its only wizards – to help recover his daughter – apparently kidnapped by dark elemental forces. But for Peter and Nightingale, a dark betrayal from the past is about rear its ugly head... An all-new and original Rivers of London comic series, written by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel! Set between 'Foxglove Summer' and ‘The Hanging Tree’. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri; min-height: 14.0px}

The Hardest Path : A Journey Outside to Answer the Questions Within

Biography & Autobiography

Author - Matt Jardine
Publisher - Balboa Press
Pages - 140
ISBN - 1504372204


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Detail - On the Japanese island of Shikoku, amidst mountains, coasts, and bamboo forests, lies one of the worlds most sacred trailsthe eighty-eight-temple pilgrimage. Inspired by Paulo Coelho (author of the Alchemist) and driven by dissatisfaction with the day-to-day grind, Matt Jardine embarks on a journey in search of answers to lifes great questions, mysteries that confound us all. Heartfelt, accessible, humorous, and profound, what he discovers is that the hardest path is rarely the one we walk outside, but the one we walk within.

Rivers of London Volume 6: Water Weed :

Comics & Graphic Novels

Author - Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher - Titan Comics
Pages - 112
ISBN - 9781785865459


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Detail - Spring Breakers meets Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels on the banks of the Thames in this new graphic novel from Ben Aaronovitch! When two of the less well-behaved River goddesses, Chelsea and Olympia, decide to earn a few quid on the side, Peter and Bev find themselves drawn into a sordid cannabis-smuggling operation, controlled by London's new queenpin of crime - the brutal and beautiful Hoodette!

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