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The October Man

(2019)
(Book 7.5 in the Rivers of London series)
A Novella by

 
 
With this long new novella, bestselling author Ben Aaronovitch has crafted yet another wickedly funny and surprisingly affecting chapter in his beloved Rivers of London series.

If you thought magic was confined to one country - think again.

Trier: famous for wine, Romans and being Germany's oldest city.

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.

Presuming that history doesn't kill them first.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

June 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: The October Man: A Rivers of London Novella
Author(s): Ben Aaronovitch
ISBN: 1-4732-2431-4 / 978-1-4732-2431-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


May 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The October Man (Rivers of London)
Author(s): Ben Aaronovitch
ISBN: 1-59606-908-2 / 978-1-59606-908-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Subterranean
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Paperback Editions

April 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: The October Man: A Rivers of London Novella
Author(s): Ben Aaronovitch
ISBN: 1-4732-2432-2 / 978-1-4732-2432-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Audio Editions

June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The October Man: A Rivers of London Novella
Author(s): Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher: Orion
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June 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The October Man: A Rivers of London Novella
Author(s): Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The October Man: A Rivers of London Novella
Author(s): Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The October Man (Rivers of London)
Author(s): Ben Aaronovitch
ISBN: 1-5414-1983-9 / 978-1-5414-1983-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The October Man (Rivers of London)
Author(s): Ben Aaronovitch
ISBN: 1-5414-6983-6 / 978-1-5414-6983-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The October Man: Rivers of London, Book 1
Author(s): Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The October Man: Rivers of London, Book 1
Author(s): Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The October Man: A Rivers of London Novella
Author(s): Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


May 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The October Man
Author(s): Ben Aaronovitch
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA