Johannes Cabal the Detective

Johannes Cabal the Detective

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Johannes Cabal returns in thisfearfully funnyand terrifically twisted tale of murder and international intrigue . . .five thousand feet off the ground.
When an attempt to steal a rare book turns sour, Johannes Cabal, a necromancer of some little infamy, finds himself in a foreign prisonawaiting execution.A crafty plan -- as horrific as it iscunning --allows him tosteal theidentity of a government official and make hisescape aboard a luxuriousaeroship heading out of the country.But what should be a perfect getaway rapidly becomes complicated by the bizarre disappearance of a passenger, an attempt on Cabal's life, and an unwelcome face from the past.Trapped aboard with a killer, can even Cabal's open-razor of a mind save him?
Full of twists, turns, sword fights, archenemies, newfangled flying machines, narrow escapes, and, of course, resurrected dead, Johannes Cabal s latesteldritch escapade is a Ruritanian romp from first to last.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 289 pages
  • 129.54 x 200.66 x 17.78mm | 90.72g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0767930770
  • 9780767930772
  • 285,688

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"A swashbuckling mystery set in a steampunk world. Denver Post
"Cabal, the detective and necromancer, is full of charismatic amorality, making him both a classical, and refreshing antihero." TimeOut, Chicago
"Definitely entertaining, a cut above many books out there."--Free Lance-Star
Silly, erudite, and part a playful modern variant of the locked door murder mystery. The Huffington Post
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About Jonathan L Howard

Jonathan L. Howard is a game designer who notably co-scripted the first three Broken Sword adventure games. He is the author of the novel Johannes Cabal the Necromancer. He lives near Bristol, England, with his wife and daughter.
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Rating details

5,720 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 33% (1,860)
4 43% (2,482)
3 20% (1,144)
2 3% (189)
1 1% (45)
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