THE HANGING TREE nominated in Germany!

We’re very happy to report that Ben Aaronovitch has been nominated (again) for Der Leserpreis in Germany! DER GALGEN VON TYBURN, the sixth novel in his best-selling, critically-acclaimed Peter Grant series is up for the 2017 Fantasy & Science Fiction award. The winner will be announced tomorrow. Published in Germany by DTV, here’s the novel’s synopsis…

In seinem sechsten Fall muss der fabelhafte Peter Grant

– ein verschollenes altes Buch wiederfinden
– einen verdächtigen Todesfall auf einer Party der Reichen und Schönen Londons aufklären
– versuchen, es sich dabei nicht völlig mit Lady Ty zu verderben
– vermeiden, vom Gesichtslosen ins Jenseits befördert zu werden
– sich mit einem ganzen Haufen rauflustiger Amerikaner herumschlagen, die definitiv zu viel ›24‹ gesehen haben.

Kurz: Peter bekommt die einzigartige Gelegenheit, es sich mit alten Freunden zu verderben und sich dabei jede Menge neue Feinde zu machen. Mal vorausgesetzt, er überlebt die kommende Woche.

THE HANGING TREE is published in the UK by Gollancz, and in the US by DAW Books. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Suspicious deaths are not usually the concern of Police Constable Peter Grant or the Folly — London’s police department for supernatural cases — even when they happen at an exclusive party in one of the flats of the most expensive apartment blocks in London. But the daughter of Lady Ty, influential goddess of the Tyburn river, was there, and Peter owes Lady Ty a favor.

Plunged into the alien world of the super-rich, where the basements are bigger than the houses, where the law is something bought and sold on the open market, a sensible young copper would keep his head down and his nose clean.

But this is Peter Grant we’re talking about.

He’s been given an unparalleled opportunity to alienate old friends and create new enemies at the point where the world of magic and that of privilege intersect. Assuming he survives the week…

Many congratulations to Ben on another well-deserved nomination!

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