The October Man

The October Man Review

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.

Title:The October Man
Edition Language:English

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    The October Man Reviews

  • carol.

    You should always realize that my ratings for Ben Aaronovitch are relative to his own works; his Peter Grant series is generally five-star in comparison to any other urban fantasy. In this novella, he...

  • Steven

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review!So this little gem of a novella takes place in the same world as the Rivers of London, but...

  • Faith

    The author has taken his urban fantasies to a new locale. This time the detective who searches for signs of magic at crime scenes is Tobias Winter and he’s in Germany. Unfortunately, he’s not as s...

  • Lyn

    “Life is too short to drink bad wine.” – Goethe“I drank what??” – SocratesLet me just begin by saying that I’ve been anxiously awaiting any new story from Ben Aaronovitch since 2018 Lies...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/03/11/...With Lies Sleeping ending with the final showdown between Peter Grant and his archnemesis the Faceless Man, bringing a seven-b...

  • Denise

    Another enjoyable romp with magical, mythical bad guys and river goddesses! Only this time the story takes place in Germany with new characters. Interestingly the London practitioners, Nightingale and...

  • Sue

    The world of magical policing is not limited to London. In The October Man, Ben Aaronovitch extends this magical universe to Germany while also providing his reading audience with further information ...

  • Lindsay

    Peter Grant without Peter Grant and set in Germany instead.It's interesting for the contrast in main character. Tobias Winter is just as dedicated to policing as Peter is and about as competent magica...

  • Obsidian

    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my reviews or rating. So this was pretty cool. Instead of following Peter or Nightingale (why???) we follow another magic practition...

  • Andrew

    This is the second novella published from the world of Peter Grant (Rivers of London - depending on whose listing you look at). However this is set in Germany, now it is most certainly from the same w...