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Moon Over Soho

The Second Rivers of London novel

Gollancz

I was my dad's vinyl-wallah: I changed his records while he lounged around drinking tea, and that's how I know my Argo from my Tempo. And it's why, when Dr Walid called me to the morgue to listen to a corpse, I recognised the tune it was playing. Something violently supernatural had happened to the victim, strong enough to leave its imprint like a wax cylinder recording. Cyrus Wilkinson, part-time jazz saxophonist and full-time accountant, had apparently dropped dead of a heart attack just after finishing a gig in a Soho jazz club. He wasn't the first.

No one was going to let me exhume corpses to see if they were playing my tune, so it was back to old-fashioned legwork, starting in Soho, the heart of the scene. I didn't trust the lovely Simone, Cyrus' ex-lover, professional jazz kitten and as inviting as a Rubens' portrait, but I needed her help: there were monsters stalking Soho, creatures feeding off that special gift that separates the great musician from someone who can raise a decent tune. What they take is beauty. What they leave behind is sickness, failure and broken lives.

And as I hunted them, my investigation got tangled up in another story: a brilliant trumpet player, Richard 'Lord' Grant - my father - who managed to destroy his own career, twice. That's the thing about policing: most of the time you're doing it to maintain public order. Occasionally you're doing it for justice. And maybe once in a career, you're doing it for revenge.

Portrait
Ben Aaronovitch wurde in London geboren und lebt auch heute noch dort. Er arbeitet als Buchhändler, wenn er gerade keine Romane oder Fernsehdrehbücher schreibt (er hat u. a. Drehbücher zu der englischen Kult-TV-Serie "Doctor Who" verfasst).
Seine Fantasy-Reiche um den Londoner Polizisten Peter Grant mit übersinnlichen Kräften eroberte die englischen Bestsellerlisten im Sturm.
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Format ePUB i
Kopierschutz Ja i
Seitenzahl 384 (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 21.04.2011
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9780575097636
Verlag Orion
Dateigröße 768 KB
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