We are extremely excited to be welcoming legendary author Ben Aaronovitch to Mostly Books on Thursday 20th June from 12pm.
Sunday Times bestselling author of the Rivers of London series, Ben Aaronovitch, is embarking on an exclusive tour of Independent Bookshops to celebrate Independent Bookshop Week and to coincide with the release of his new novella, The October Man. Ben will be visiting Abingdon as part of the tour.
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.
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so long as that history doesn't kill them first
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Ben Aaronovitch was born in London in 1964 and had the kind of dull routine childhood that drives a man either to drink or to science fiction. He is a screenwriter, with early notable success on BBC’s legendary Doctor Who, for which he wrote some episodes now widely regarded as classics, and which even he is quite fond of. After a decade of such work, he decided it was time to show the world what he could really do, and embarked on his first serious original novel. The result is Midnight Riot, the debut adventure of Peter Grant.
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Ben will be signing books at Mostly Books from 12pm on Thursday 20th June. Please arrive in good time for the signing to ensure you get the chance to meet Ben, he is a very popular author and we expect a crowd. Please note that registration for the event cannot guarantee meeting Ben.