This May, the Bells of Whitechapel will ring… in Germany

We’ve had a lot of Ben Aaronovitch news recently, including the announcement of a mega new deal with Orion for four more books in the Peter Grant series. However, there are also great things to announce for Ben’s non-English-speaking fans. Today, as you can see above, we have the details and cover (above) for the German edition of LIES SLEEPING, the sixth novel in the series!

Due to be published on May 24th by DTV, here’s the synopsis for DIE GLOCKE VON WHITECHAPEL

Constable und Zauberlehrling Peter Grant steht vor seiner größten Herausforderung: Das Schicksal Londons steht auf dem Spiel. Der gesichtslose Magier, verantwortlich für grauenvolle übernatürliche Verbrechen, ist zwar endlich demaskiert und auf der Flucht. Doch er verfolgt einen perfiden Plan, der ganz London in den Abgrund stürzen könnte. Um den Gesichtslosen zu stoppen, muss Peter all seine magischen Kräfte aufbieten – und einen bösen alten Bekannten kontaktieren: Mr. Punch, den mörderischen Geist des Aufruhrs und der Rebellion.

LIES SLEEPING is already out in the UK and North America — published by Gollancz and DAW Books, respectively. Here’s the English-language synopsis…

Martin Chorley, aka the Faceless Man, wanted for multiple counts of murder, fraud and crimes against humanity, has been unmasked and is on the run.

Peter Grant, Detective Constable and apprentice wizard, now plays a key role in an unprecedented joint operation to bring Chorley to justice.

But even as the unwieldy might of the Metropolitan Police bears down on its foe, Peter uncovers clues that Chorley, far from being finished, is executing the final stages of a long term plan.

A plan that has its roots in London’s two thousand bloody years of history, and could literally bring the city to its knees.

To save his beloved city Peter’s going to need help from his former best friend and colleague – Lesley May – who brutally betrayed him and everything he thought she believed in. And, far worse, he might even have to come to terms with the malevolent supernatural killer and agent of chaos known as Mr Punch…

DTV has published all of Ben’s Peter Grant books in Germany.

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