Johannes Cabal the Detective

Johannes Cabal the Detective

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Johannes Cabal returns in this fearfully funny and 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 prison awaiting execution. A crafty plan -- as horrific as it is cunning -- allows him to steal the identity of a government official and make his escape aboard a luxurious aeroship 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 latest eldritch escapade is a Ruritanian romp from first to last.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 289 pages
  • 130 x 201 x 18mm | 227g
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0767930770
  • 9780767930772
  • 101,277

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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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7,441 ratings
4.05 out of 5 stars
5 33% (2,469)
4 43% (3,217)
3 20% (1,463)
2 3% (247)
1 1% (45)
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