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Johannes Cabal the Detective

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Johannes Cabal the Detective

By Jonathan L. Howard

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780767930772, 289pp.

Publication Date: July 12, 2011


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.

About the Author
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.

Praise For Johannes Cabal the Detective

"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