Johannes Cabal the Detective

Johannes Cabal the Detective

By Jonathan L. Howard

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780767930772, 289pp.

Publication Date: July 12, 2011

Description

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.



About the Author
JONATHAN L. HOWARD is a game designer, scriptwriter, and a veteran of the computer-games industry since the early nineties, with titles such as the Broken Sword series to his credit. He is author of "Johannes Cabal the Necromancer, " "Johannes Cabal the Detective, "and" Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute", as well as the YA novels "Katya s World" and "Katya s War." He lives in the United Kingdom 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