Books by Simon R. Green

MURDER IN THE DARK by Simon R. Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2018

"It's hard to believe that maimed scientists and a black hole are among the tamer elements in a story that's surprisingly dark given its plot-driven focus."
An alien living a quasi-human existence investigates a black hole in the English countryside. Read full book review >
NIGHT FALL by Simon R. Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2018

"A splendid riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, conveyed with trademark wisecracking humor, and carried out with maximum bloodshed and mayhem. In a word, irresistible."
This finale—as in final, last, ultimate, never-to-be-another—wraps up two of Green's popular and successful fantasy series, the Secret Histories (Moonbreaker, 2017, etc.) and the Nightside (The Bride Wore Black Leather, 2012, etc.).Read full book review >
INTO THE THINNEST OF AIR by Simon R. Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2018

"As usual in Green's books (Death Shall Come, 2017, etc.), there's a long buildup that just might be supernatural paired with a brief conclusion that tells all. Think Scooby Doo starring a superpowered alien in human skin."
Guests of a quaint English countryside inn disappear over the course of an evening, to be replaced by ominous voices in the inn's walls. Is it a curse or an illusion? Read full book review >
DEATH SHALL COME by Simon R. Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Green's style of sci-fi blends levity with a high body count. His target audience, reading less for the mystery than for his signature style, will doubtless find this morsel as tasty as the others."
An alien posing as human investigates the case of a murderous mummy. Read full book review >
VERY IMPORTANT CORPSES by Simon R. Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2017

"Green (Dead Man Walking, 2016, etc.) presents a lightweight mystery featuring incoherent worldbuilding, pathetically childish attempts at machismo, and a glaringly obvious solution. Juvenile schlock."
Ishmael Jones, a space alien who never ages and whose secret weapon for solving problems is punching, investigates brutal, potentially supernatural attacks in an isolated Scottish manor house. Read full book review >
PROPERTY OF A LADY FAIRE by Simon R. Green
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 3, 2014

"Close to the best of a fun series."
A likable addition to a supernatural series (Casino Infernale, 2013, etc.; each volume is understandable even if you haven't read the others) about Eddie Drood and his family, whose self-appointed vocation is to protect ordinary humans from otherworldly nasties. Read full book review >
LIVE AND LET DROOD by Simon R. Green
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 5, 2012

"Let your path lead you to the Nightside series, which has everything—real wit, personalities, plot, invention—that this book does not."
Another in Green's Secret Histories series about Eddie Drood, aka Shaman Bond (For Heaven's Eyes Only, 2011, etc.), set in the same universe as his Nightside yarns and occasionally intersecting with them. Read full book review >
THE BRIDE WORE BLACK LEATHER by Simon R. Green
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Despite a few blips, a hugely satisfying windup for one of fantasy's most memorable constructs."
Another in Green's urban-fantasy noir Nightside series (A Hard Day's Knight, 2011, etc.)—purportedly the last. Read full book review >
A HARD DAY'S KNIGHT by Simon R. Green
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Readers who prefer their gore with huge melodramatic flourishes and a side of slyly amusing repartee will find John Taylor at least the equal of Jim Butcher's Chicago wizard PI Harry Dresden."
An addition to Green's urban-fantasy noir Nightside series (The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >
THE SPY WHO HAUNTED ME by Simon R. Green
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2009

"Another action-packed melding of spy story and fantasy, featuring suave sleuthing, magical powers and a generous dash of dry wit."
The final installment in Green's urban-fantasy trilogy. Read full book review >
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 2, 2008

"A dryly humorous, darkly quirky vacation from mundane reality."
The magical noir subgenre has become very crowded lately, but Green claims his own enjoyably edgy piece of it with this eighth Nightside novel (Hell to Pay, 2006, etc.), set in a perpetually dark corner of London inhabited by gods, demons and other less savory denizens. Read full book review >